Polar Code - Advanced Training

Advanced Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

In accordance with STCW Regulation V/4, Masters and Chief Mates must hold a Certificate in Advanced Training for ships operating in polar waters, as required by the IMO's Polar Code.

Who should participate?

Advanced Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters is designed for Masters and Chief Mates on ships operating in polar waters who already hold an AMSA-approved certificate in Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters.

Course Entry Prerequisites

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

  • Candidates must hold an AMSA recognised Certificate of Competency as a Deck Watchkeeper, Chief Mate or Master; and
  • Hold an AMSA-approved certificate in Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters.

Course Details

The course will be delivered by classroom theory sessions and practical sessions in the Ship Simulator at the Australian Maritime College.

A variety of assessment methods are used in the course, appropriate to the learning outcome and the requirements of the national competency standards, including:

  • Written assessment
  • Group discussions and presentation
  • Practical Simulation exercises

Certification

The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course and provide documentary evidence to satisfy the course prerequisite:

  • Advanced Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/4 and Code Section A-V/4 paragraph 2, Table A-V/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 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014.


  • Duration: 5 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    August, 12-16, 2019 | Launceston, TAS | $4,600
  • Course available on demand

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

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