Proficiency In Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats- PSC Perth

Learn how to control and coordinate launching a lifeboat and rescue boat

This STCW course is designed to help build competence and knowledge of safety procedures to control and coordinate launching the lifeboat and rescue boat, and safely evacuate or recovery personnel from offshore vessels, should an incident occur whilst at sea. This course is suitable for all seafarers operating in Australian and International waters.

Please make sure that you check your workplace requirements and select the correct training course before you book. 

This course is delivered via in-classroom theory and practical drills covering broadly:

‐ Organise abandon vessel musters and drills

‐ Launch, operate and recovery of survival craft and rescue boats

‐ Operate lifesaving and survival equipment, managing survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship

Course Availability

This is a 4 days course, available for group bookings and individual bookings. Please book online or call us at 1300 374 828.

Structure and Assessment

This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical components within a simulated workplace environment. Assessment is carried out via direct observations & practical exercises during the course.

Learning Outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for this course are:

̵  Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
̵  Operate a survival craft engine
̵  Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship
̵  Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
̵  Apply first aid to survivors


Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is Australia’s national agency responsible for maritime safety. ERGT is an AMSA approved training provider.

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge

It is desirable (but not mandatory) that trainees come to the course with a specific range of skills and knowledge as listed:

̵   Completed company induction training
̵   Participated in workplace evacuation, drills and exercises
̵   Familiar with workplace evacuation equipment, location and use
̵   Completed workforce training in hazard and risk identification

Additional Requirements

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.

Continued Competence

Seafarers holding the qualification of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats shall be required every five years to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in the learning outcomes of this course.

STCW Training Standard pre-requisite

The successful completion in Certificate of Safety Training (COST) or COST CC and endorsement of 6 months sea service on vessels carrying survival equipment suitable for use on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) vessels.


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Upon successful completion, trainees will be issued with a certificate of proficiency in:

Certificate of Proficiency in survival crafts and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats

STCW Reg Vl/ 2 & Code Section A-V1/2, Table A-Vl/2-1

Also Known as

Survival Craft Training Operate Survival Craft Lifeboat Operator Lifeboat Operator Ticket PSC Ticket

Common Occupations

All seafarers working on vessels and oil & gas personnel working on facilities, installations and vessels.

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