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MARF008 – Prevent and respond to fires onboard a vessel

ERGT Australia’s Fire Prevention and Fire Safety training course delivers skills and knowledge required by seafarers to prevent and respond to fires onboard a vessel. This course is one of the short course requirements for the AMSA issued CoST.

The fire and safety training course is designed for seafarers serving in any capacity onboard ships operating in international waters and personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industry.

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Course Availability

The MARF008 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.

Learning Outcomes
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel are:

  • Actively prevent fire
  • Prepare response to fire
  • Combat fire
  • Complete post-fire activities

The STCW standard for fire prevention and firefighting (Table A VI/1-2) outcomes include the ability to:

  • Minimise the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire
  • Fight and extinguish fires

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, it is desirable (but not mandatory) that trainees come to the course with a specific range of skills and knowledge as listed:


  • Maritime experience on coastal or larger vessels
  • Emergency Response for vessels at sea


  • Knowledge of ships procedures
  • Security arrangements for offshore vessels and platforms

ERGT have identified the following supporting courses that contribute to your ability to meet the desired skills and knowledge. These are:

  • Security Awareness Training STCW Reg VI/6 and Code Section A-VI/6, Table A-VI/6-1
  • Personal Survival Techniques STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-4

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.

Additional Requirements
Government-issued photo identification and a valid USI are required for course registration.

Please read the AS/NZS 1715 Appendix B: Facial Seal of Respirators. You will not be able to meet competency if you do not comply with the requirements of the standard. Please contact us if you require further clarification.

Note – AMSA approved certification is an additional cost (not paid by ERGT) when presenting certificate to AMSA.

Structure and Assessment
The MARF008 fire safety training course is a combination of theory and practical training in a simulated workplace setting. The focus is on developing skills and knowledge regarding Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting in a maritime setting. Assessments will occur in both the training room and simulated workplace environment/s. Trainees must demonstrate satisfactory outcomes against all assessment criteria to be deemed competent. Guidance for conducting assessments is included in the Lesson Guide and assessment resources for this course.

It is an AMSA requirement to successfully revalidate Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code A-VI/1-2) every 5 years.

Authority Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for 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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  • Duration

    3 Days

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  • Location
    Darwin, Melbourne, Perth

    Prices may vary depending on delivery location

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Upon successful completion trainees will be issued with an AMSA Basic Safety and Security Awareness Training in:
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2)

Trainees will also be issued with a Statement of Attainment in:
MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel

Also Known as
COST Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting FPFF STCW 95
Common Occupations

Supervisor, Integrated Rating, Chef, Catering, Laundry, Steward, Utility, Deck Officer, Deckhand, Technician, Tradesperson, Electrician, Mechanic, Engineer, Chief Intergrated Rating, Master

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