Medical Care on Board Ship


Course also known as: Shipmaster Medical, Medical Care for Shipmasters

Provides theoretical and practical training in the treatment of the sick and injured on board ship. AMSA approved, meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/4 and Code Section A-VI/4, Table A-VI/4-2.

Participants will learn to use a Medical Guide (radio medical advice) and equipment carried by merchant ships. Ambulance service and attendance at the Casualty Department of a hospital is arranged, candidates should plan on attending the practical sessions on the Saturday and Sunday immediately following course completion.

Course Entry Prerequisite

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

  • STCW Medical First Aid on board Ship Certificate


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

  • Medical Care on board Ship (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/4 and Code Section A-VI/4, Table A-VI/4-2

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required.

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority.


  • Duration: 5 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    15-19 July 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,495 Join Waitlist
    18-22 November 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,495 Join Waitlist
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

Download course information as a pdf Download PDF