Designed for Masters, Chief Mates and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters as required by the IMO's Polar Code. AMSA-approved, meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/4 and Code Section A-V/4, Table A-V/4-1.
Polar Code - Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters helps participants gain an understanding of safe operation of vessels in unique environmental conditions, together with an understanding of the international and national legislative requirements and safe working practice specifically in relation to polar waters.
Under Regulation V/4 of the STCW code, Masters, Chief Mates and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters shall hold a certificate in basic training for ships operating in polar waters, as required by the Polar Code.
Participants will gain the skills to:
This course is designed for Masters, Chief Mates and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters and will introduce participants to the IMO’s special training requirements for training and qualifications of masters and deck officers on ships operating in polar waters.
Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:
The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:
*Please allow up to 5-7 days after completing the exam to receive the certificate. Certificates will be posted via Registered Post within and Australian and overseas. Additional charges are applicable if next day delivery is required.
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).
Polar Code Basic online is provided using the University of Tasmania’s online learning environment, MyLO.
The course involves the viewing of multiple videos, which require a reasonable internet connection speed. Please note that to complete the final assessment you will need access to a web camera.
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