Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting


Course also known as: FPFF, Basic Fire

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting trains participants in the operation of fire fighting equipment and makes them aware of the fire fighting arrangements and the actions to be taken in the event of a fire on board ship.

This course is one of the components required to obtain an AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training (STCW Reg VI/1), the mandatory minimum qualification required to serve on board vessels in international waters.


Online Theory Component

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 components consist of the following theory module:

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

 Please note – the online theory learning and assessment will take approximately 7 hours to complete and will need to be successfully completed at least 2 working days prior to attending AMC for the practical components.

On-Campus Practical Component

The on-campus practical component consists of the following module:

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (2 days)


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

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2)

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

Australian residents who successfully complete this course will also receive the following Statement of Attainment:

  • MARF035 Contribute to fire prevention and firefighting

MARF035 is a nationally recognised unit of competency under the Australian Maritime College (RTO ID 60131).


Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as meeting the requirements laid down in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).


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  • Duration: Blended Delivery - Online Training: 7 hours; On-Campus: 2 Days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    21-22 August 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,720 Join Waitlist
    24-25 September 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,720
    12-13 November 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,720

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