Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC)


Course also known as: PSC, CPSC, PSCRB

Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC) is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform survival craft operations as required during shipboard emergency response situations.

Course Entry Prerequisite

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:

  • At minimum an STCW issued Certificate of Safety Training

Note: To be eligible for the issue of an AMSA approved certificate, participants must supply evidence of 6 months sea service on company letterhead. If you do not hold the required sea service, you will be issued with an AMC Statement.


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course and provide evidence of sea service:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Boats (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required.

Australian residents who successfully complete this course will also receive a Statements of Attainment for MARF043 Operate survival craft and other lifesaving appliances and MARF046 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment. MARF043 and MARF046 are nationally recognised units of competency under the Australian Maritime College (RTO ID 60131).

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSA Information: The information below is provided to you as a guide only. It is recommended you check with AMSA regarding the current requirements.
AMSA eligibility requirements:
  1. Be at least 18 years of age; and
  2. Have completed at least 6 months documented qualifying seagoing service on vessels carrying survival equipment suitable for use on SOLAS vessels.

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority.


  • Duration: 4 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    06-09 May 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,445 Join Waitlist
    10-13 September 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,445 Join Waitlist
    11-14 November 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,445 Join Waitlist
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

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