Personal Survival Techniques


Course also known as: PST

Covers training in personal survival techniques. AMSA-approved. One of the components required to obtain an AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training, which is the mandatory minimum requirement in order to serve on board vessels in international waters.

Who should participate?

Personal Survival Techniques must be taken by every seafarer serving on board vessels in international waters. It is one of the components of our Certificate of Safety Training.


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

Basic Safety Training (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1)

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

Australian residents who successfully complete this course will also receive a Statement of Attainment for MARF046 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment. MARF046 is a nationally recognised unit of competency under the Australian Maritime College (RTO ID 60131).

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: 2 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    August 11-12, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $760
    October 20-21, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $760
  • Course available on demand

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

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