Medical Care on Board Ship

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

Medical Care on Board Ship provides theoretical and practical training in the treatment of the sick and injured on board ship.

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 prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided at enrolment point of the following:

  • Medical First Aid on board Ship (issued by an AMSA approved training provider)


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 practical exercises is required in order to successfully complete the course and qualify for the issue of the course certificate.

AMSA Information

AMSA approved, in accordance with Marine Order 71 (Master and Deck Officers) 2014.

  • Duration: 5.5 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    November, 11-16, 2019 (CONFIRMED) | Launceston, TAS | $2,190
    2020 Course Dates Coming Soon | Launceston, TAS | $0 Join Waitlist
  • Course available on demand

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

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