Chief Integrated Rating (CIR) Continued Competence Refresher

For Chief Integrated Ratings with qualifying sea time

Course also known as: Chief IR revalidation, CIR

Refresh your AMSA-issued Chief Integrated Rating Certificate if you have qualifying sea service.

Who should participate?

Holders of an AMSA-issued Chief Integrated Rating Certificate with qualifying sea service.  Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating. Find out more about AMSA's sea service requirements.

Chief Integrated Rating Certificate holders without qualifying sea service should complete our Chief Integrated Rating Revalidation course.

Course Entry Prerequisites

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

  • AMSA issued Chief Integrated Rating Certificate

Course Structure

Online Theory Component: 5 hours 

The online theory component is delivered through the University of Tasmania's learning management system, MyLO.  The course requires a reasonable internet connection and a webcam to complete the assessment.

 The online theory component consist of the following four theory modules: 

  • Personal Survival Techniques 
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats 
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting 
  • Advanced Fire Fighting 

At the end of the modules there is an assessment; the assessment requires a 100% pass mark with unlimited attempts provided.

Please note - the online theory learning and assessment will need to be successfully completed 2 working days prior to attending AMC for the practical components.

Day 1 – Survival Practical Component: 1230-1700

The survival practical component consists of the following activities:

  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Use locating devices including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment

Day 2 – Fire Practical Component: 0800-1530

The fire practical component consists of the following activities:

  • Fight and extinguish fires
  • Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships
  • Organise and train fire parties
  • Inspect and service fire-detection and fire-extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:

Sea Survival and Fire Fighting Continued Competence for holders of Certificates of Competency (Master, Deck and Engineer Officers) and Certificate of Proficiency as Chief Integrated Rating (AMSA approved).  Meeting the relevant competencies from:

  • Personal Survival Techniques – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-1
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats – STCW Code Table A-VI/2-1 
  • Advanced Fire Fighting – STCW Code Table A-VI/3

*100% attendance, full participation in practical exercises and successful completion of all online theory assessments is required.

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 


  • Duration: Online Training: 5 hours; Day 1: 1230-1700; Day 2: 0800-1530
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Note:

    AMCS are seeking expressions of interest for course date offerings in Darwin. If interested please email or join the waitlist below.

  • Course Options: (including GST)
    2024 Course Dates in Darwin, Expressions of Interest | $0 Join Waitlist
    20-21 May 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    04-05 June 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    11-12 June 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    17-18 June 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    01-02 July 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    15-16 July 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    19-20 August 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    28-29 August 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    09-10 September 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    25-26 September 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    15-16 October 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    28-29 October 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    13-14 November 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    05-06 December 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620
    12-13 December 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,620

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