Designated Security Duties (DSD) Online

Online, STCW

Course also known as: DSD

AMSA-approved course Designated Security Duties course completed online, in your own time, and from anywhere in the world.

Equips trainees with the tools and skills to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities as listed in Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code.

Who should participate?

Seafarers who are designated to perform security duties, including anti-piracy and anti-armed-robbery-related activities.


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

  • Designated Security Duties (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/6 and Code Section A-VI/6, Table A-VI/6-2

AMSA Information

AMSA approved, in accordance with Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014.

Equipment Required

Designated Security Duties online is provided using the University of Tasmania’s online learning environment, MyLO.

The course involves the viewing of multiple videos, which require a reasonable internet connection speed. Please note that to complete the final assessment you will need access to a web camera.

Computer setup: please check your browser is set up to use MyLO by checking this browser information.

Designated Security Duties was clear and informative, and I gained a lot.

David Wendelken

  • Duration: Online, approximately 10 hours
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    Course Fee | Online | $640

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