Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) STCW

Course also known as:Sea Safety, STCW 95, Basic Safety Training

An AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) STCW is the mandatory minimum requirement in order to serve on board vessels in international waters.

Our Certificate of Safety Training STCW course consists of the following short courses, which are everything you need to gain an AMSA certificate (please note that many STCW courses offered in Australia are not comprehensive as they do not include courses such as Elementary First Aid):

Who should participate?

Anyone wishing to serve on board a vessel in international waters needs an Certificate of Safety Training - STCW.

Those wishing to work on an Australian-registered vessel must complete an AMSA-approved course. Please note that many STCW courses offered in Australia are not AMSA-approved and therefore do not qualify you to work in Australia.


The following certificates will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the training course:

Basic Safety Training (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of:

  • Elementary First Aid (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-3)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-2)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-4)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-1)
  • Security Awareness Training (STCW Reg VI/6 and Code Section A-VI/6, Table A-VI/6-1)

100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required in order to successfully complete the course and qualify for the issue of the course certificates.

Australian residents who successfully complete this course will also receive a Statements of Attainment for MARF006 Observe personal safety and social responsibility, MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel, MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and MARF003 Security Awareness Training. MARF006, MARF008, MARF009, MARF003 are nationally recognised units of competency under the Australian Maritime College (RTO ID 60131).

AMSA Information

The Certificate of Safety Training STCW is issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

To obtain this Certificate, you need to apply to AMSA presenting copies of your AMC Certificates for:

  • Basic Safety Training; or
  • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Security Awareness Training

Along with a completed AMSA form and fee. Find out more from AMSA.

  • Duration: 9 days plus online
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    Coming Soon to our Sydney Campus | Sydney, NSW | $2,295 Join Waitlist
    October, 21-29, 2019 | Launceston, TAS | $2,295 Join Waitlist
    2020 Course Dates Coming Soon | Launceston, TAS | $0 Join Waitlist

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