Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Learn the skills required to prevent and control fires
This course is designed for personnel working on sea vessels who require the Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). This unit is designed to learn the skills required to prevent and control fires and to respond effectively to any fire emergency onboard a vessel.
The fire prevention and firefighting course is hosted in-person at our training facilities in Perth, WA, Melbourne, Victoria and Darwin, NT. Please enquire online or call us on (08) 9417 6900 for more information.
The Elements of Competency listed below describe the essential outcomes aligned to the industry performance expectations.
- Minimize the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire
- Fight and extinguish fires
- Actively prevent fire
- Prepare response to fire
- Combat fire
- Complete post fire activities
To be issued with a Certificate in Personal Survival Techniques PST by AMSA you must meet all the course requirements, lodge a formal application with AMSA using the Seafarer form 419 and pay the application fees. This is not covered by ERGT course fee. Please refer to the AMSA website for further clarification on how to lodge a formal application.
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course; however, a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments
Government issued photo identification is required for course registration. Please bring swimwear and towel for in water activities. Note: Trainees are required to apply for their STCW certification directly to AMSA through Form 419 which attracts an AMSAprescribed fee. This is not covered by the ERGT course fee.
Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical components. Delivery will occur through a face-to-face training and incorporate the following approaches: PowerPoint presentation, group discussion and practical demonstration. Assessment is carried out via direct observations & practical exercises
AMSA requires the training below to be revalidated every 5 years:
- Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code A-VI/1-2)
- Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A VI/1-1)
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Nationally Recognised Training delivered by Australia’s vocational education and training sector. STCW training delivered in Australia is regulated by AMSA, which is Australia’s national agency responsible for maritime safety.
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