Ship Security Officer

incorporating Designated Security Duties​

Course also known as:SSO

Ship Security Officer incorporating Designated Security Duties.

The course meets the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, which was developed by the IMO to apply to Ships and Port facilities all over the world. The Ship Security Officer is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Who should participate?

Australian and international participants who wish to work as appointed security officers on ships. If outside Australia, please confirm with your maritime authority that they will accept the certification outcomes of the course.


The following certificates will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* this course (please note all certificates meet the requirements of the ISPS Code):

  • Ship Security Officers (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/5 and Code Section A-VI/5, Table A-VI/5
  • Designated Security Duties (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/6 and Code Section A-VI/6, Table A-VI/6-2

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

AMSA Information

AMSA approved, in accordance with Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014.

The information below is provided to you as a guide only. It is recommended you check with AMSA regarding the current requirements.

Certificate of proficiency as ship security officer. AMSA eligibility requirements, a person must have: (i) completed at least 12 months documented qualifying seagoing service; or (ii) documented qualifying seagoing service and knowledge of vessel operations that AMSA considers equivalent to the service mentioned in subparagraph (i)

Certificate of proficiency as person with designated security duties: Person must have completed an approved seafarer training course.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    May 05-07, 2020 | Sydney, NSW | $2,510
    November 10-12, 2020 | Launceston, TAS | $2,510

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