Before applying for a job on a white boat we recommend you complete your STCW 95 whether you have plenty of boating experience or none at all.
An STCW 95 is an acronym for “Standard of Training Certification and Watch Keeping Seafarers”.
It is an international standard created by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and has the force of the law in all signatory countries.
The course is made up of the following modules:
- Occupational Health and Safety at Sea
- Basic Fire Fighting
- Social Responsibilities
- Senior First Aid
If this course is undertaken in Australia it has to have endorsement by AMSA or you will only hold a state ticket rather than an international ticket.
You can obtain the STCW-95 within Australia at the following places:
CAIRNS TAFE: +61 (0) 7 404 22422
ENG1 is a Seafarers medical exam. While it is not always required it is looked upon favorably by employers. It is valid for 2 years and you can obtain it at medical centre worldwide. The cost of the certificate will vary depending on where you receive it. In Australia the following centers are approved:
BRISBANE: Anzac Square Medical Centre +61 (0) 7 3229 1344
MELBOURNE: Central Medical Centre +61 (0) 3 9650 4284
SYDNEY: Medical and Dental Centre +61 (0) 2 9261 9200
CREW TRAINING SCHOOLS
There are a number of Super Yacht crew training schools which run a course which we recommend all crew candidates obtain, as it aids in finding employment and helps all crew excel in their position.
The course provides advanced training in the necessary skills required to carry out your duties within the shipboard environment.
- Specifics regarding the yachting industry
- Professional decorum and social skills
- Practices of storing and stowing a yacht (food hygiene)
- International customs and procedures
- Silver service, table settings, and bartending
- Exterior and interior detailing
- Laundry formalities
- Floral arrangements and care
- Wine appreciation
- Basic seaman terminology
Super Yacht Crew Training Facilities: