Designated Person Ashore

Course also known as: DPA

Designed in accordance with the requirements outlined in IMO MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.6, paragraph 3. Participants enhance their existing skills and knowledge relating to safety management, and understanding of compliance requirements of the ISM Code.

The International Maritime Organisation’s International Safety Management (ISM) Code, states the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) exists “to ensure the safe operation of each ship and to provide a link between the company and those on board, every company, as appropriate, should designate a person or persons ashore having direct access to the highest level of management.”

The Designated Person is expected to have a minimum of formal education within a relevant field of management, engineering or physical science; or STCW qualification and seagoing experience; or other formal education with at least three years practical senior level experience in ship management operations.

Who should attend

Superintendents, quality managers, designated persons, nautical officers, engineers.

Participants may wish to undertake the ISM Internal Auditor online training course prior to attending the DPA training.


Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an Australian Maritime College Certificate in Designated Person Ashore Training.

  • Duration: 2 days
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