Polar Code - Basic Training

Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

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:

  • Contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in polar waters
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Apply safe working practices, respond to emergencies
  • Ensure compliance with pollution-prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards

Who should participate?

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.

Prerequisites

Please note the following 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.

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:

  • Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/4 and Code Section A-V/4, Table A-V/4-1

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: 3 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    August, 07-09, 2019 | Launceston, TAS | $3,100
  • Course available on demand

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

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