STCW Basic Safety Training
Level 3

SBT311 STCW Basic Safety Training

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  • Course code


  • Locations and dates


    25 July 2024
    Block course: 25 July-02 August 2024
    26 September 2024
    Block course: 26 Sept-4 Oct 2024
  • Length

    Online study plus face-to-face workshops (8.30am-5pm 7 full days excluding weekend).

  • Fees

    Tuition: 2359.00
    Student levy: 31.00
  • Credits


The STCW (Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers) short course certificates are required by anyone seeking employment in the merchant navy or superyacht industry, both internationally and in New Zealand.

This course provides basic safety training for seafarers working on board ships, in line with STCW VI/1 competencies. Upon completion, students will receive certificates in First Aid, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, and Seafarers Security Awareness. The course covers topics such as survival techniques, fire prevention, first aid, personal safety, and security awareness.

Commercial training

In addition to the intake dates listed, additional courses can be arranged for groups. These five courses are also available separately if you already hold some of them.

Workshop/Block-course dates

As part of this course, you must attend a 7-day block course on the Nelson campus.

Download our 'List of Maritime Short Courses(external link)' document for all upcoming workshop/block-course dates.

Enrol today to start your online component, and talk to our team about which block course you wish to attend.

Please note your STCW certificate may take up to two weeks to be issued to you upon successful completion of the course.

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