Fast Rescue Craft Training
Learn Fast Rescue Craft Operations
ERGT Australia’s Fast Rescue Craft training course delivers the skills and knowledge required to gain proficiency in carrying out fast rescue craft operations including maintaining fast rescue craft, taking charge of a fast rescue craft during and after launch as well as locating and retrieving casualties.
Individuals attending the Fast Rescue Craft course will be from the Maritime and Offshore Oil and Gas industries responsible for the operation of a Fast Rescue Craft and require an understanding of the rescue techniques for personnel in the water.
Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical components. Assessment is carried out via direct observations & practical exercises including the operation of a Fast Rescue Craft.
ERGT’s Fast Rescue Craft training is conducted at our safety training centres in Perth, Western Australia and Melbourne, Victoria. Please enquire online or call us on (08) 9417 6900 for more information.
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit MARF034 Carry out fast rescue craft operations are:
- Maintain fast rescue craft for operations
- Prepare fast rescue craft and crew for operations
- Take charge of fast rescue craft during and after launch
- Respond to emergencies or malfunctions involving craft, equipment and crew
- Locate and retrieve casualties
- Recover fast rescue craft
The STCW standard for competency for fast rescue craft (Table A VI/2-2) outcomes include the ability to:
- Understand the construction, maintenance, repair and outfitting of fast rescue boats
- Take charge of the launching equipment and appliances as commonly fitted, during launch and recovery
- Take charge of a fast rescue boat, as commonly fitted, during launch and recovery
- Take charge of a fast rescue boat after launching
- Operate a fast rescue boat engine
ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
For an Nationally Recognised Training Outcome, evidence of the following prior skills and knowledge must be provided to ERGT for verification prior to course commencement:
- Sea Survival Training (to Standard Personal Survival Techniques STCW Reg. VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1 or equivalent (BOSIET, TBOSIET)
- First Aid (Standard Elementary First Aid STCW Reg. VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1,
Table A-VI/1-3, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid or equivalent (BOSIET, TBOSIET)
For an STCW outcome, evidence of the following prior skills and knowledge must be provided to ERGT for verification prior to course commencement:
- Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) (endorsed by AMSA)
- Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Boats as per STCW Reg VI/2-1 within 5 years
Training Standard Prerequisites
No training standard pre-requisites are required for the NRT Outcome.
Participants who are seeking AMSA endorsement for a STCW Outcome are required to provide evidence of the following pre-requisite:
- Proficiency in Survival Craft and rescue boats other than Fast Rescue Boats as per STCW Reg. VI/2-1 (endorsed by AMSA) to ERGT for verification prior to course commencement.
To be issued with a Certificate in Fast Rescue Boats FRB 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 fee is not covered by ERGT. 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.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI are required for course registration.
Trainees to bring a change of clothing/warmer clothes for exercises out on the water.
Note – AMSA approved certification is an additional cost (not paid by ERGT) when presenting certificate to AMSA.
It is an AMSA requirement to successfully revalidate Fast Rescue Craft (STCW Reg VI/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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