STCW Personal Survival Techniques Refresher
Level 3

SUR301 STCW Personal Survival Techniques Refresher

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  • Locations and dates


    30 January 2024
    26 March 2024
    30 April 2024
    4 June 2024
    24 June 2024
    20 August 2024
    24 September 2024
    5 November 2024
    26 November 2024
  • Length

    Two half days. Day 1: 12.30-5pm, Day 2: 8.30am-12pm

  • Fees

    Tuition: 410.00
    Student levy: 1.00
  • Credits


We offer a suite of refresher courses for holders of STCW Basic Training Certificates of Proficiency. This includes STCW Personal Survival Techniques and the STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting refresher courses.

Once qualified in STCW Basic Safety training, seafarers are required to provide evidence every five years that they have maintained the required standard of competence in STCW Personal Survival Techniques and STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. Evidence that can be accepted includes onboard training and experience that has been properly recorded and certified.

While records of onboard training and experience meet part of the evidence requirement, it is recognized that there are a number of competencies that require additional specialist training ashore. We have developed refresher courses that are MNZ approved to meet the STCW refresher requirements.

Our STCW refresher courses are bundled together for your convenience. So if you need this STCW Personal Survival Techniques refresher and the STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting refresher, you will find that they are conveniently timetabled one after the other.

If you need both refresher courses, please enrol for this course here now, then jump over and also enrol on STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting refresher.


The certificate you will receive on completion of this course is:

  • Personal Survival Techniques Refresher

If you also require the STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting refresher please complete a second application for that course here.

Note: Certificates will be issued within 14 days of course completion.

Course Aim

This refresher course is designed to meet the STCW refresher training requirements for STCW Personal Survival Techniques.  The course is designed for students who have already completed the full STCW Personal Survival Techniques course.  This course meets the refresher training requirements in accordance with the provisions of Section A-VI/1-1 of the International convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1978, as amended.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Don and use an immersion suit
  • Safely jump from a height into the water
  • Right an inverted lifer-raft while wearing a lifejacket
  • Swim while wearing a lifejacket
  • Keep afloat without a lifejacket

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