Personal Survival Training

Techniques for Surviving an Emergency at Sea

ERGT Australia’s Personal Survival Training 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). It provides seafarers with the basic essential knowledge, understanding and proficiency to protect and
maintain their own and others safety at sea in accordance with international regulations.

Course Availability

ERGT Australia’s Personal Survival Techniques course is conducted at Perth, Melbourne and Darwin safety training centres. Please enquire online or call us on (08) 9417 6900 for more information.

Structure & Assessment
The Personal Survival Techniques course is delivered through classroom presentations, activities and participant discussions, as well as practical components within a simulated workplace environment. Trainees are assessed via direct observations and practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

The Elements of Competency listed below describe the essential outcomes aligned to the industry performance expectations.

  • Respond to emergency
  • Operate survival craft and rescue boats
  • Operate lifesaving and survival equipment onboard survival craft and rescue boat
  • Respond to emergency
  • Operate survival craft and rescue boats
  • Operate lifesaving and survival equipment onboard survival craft and rescue boats

Skills Maintenance
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)

Authority / Regulator
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

AMSA endorsed training is regulated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority which is Australia’s national agency responsible for maritime safety.

Endorsement Requirements
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.

Additional Requirements
Government issued photo identification is required for course registration. Please bring swimwear and towel for in water activities. Note: Trainees are required to apply or their STCW certification directly to AMSA through Form 419 which attracts an AMSA prescribed fee. This is not covered by the ERGT course fee.

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  • Industry
  • Duration

    1.5 Days

  • Price From

    $960

    No GST Applicable

  • Training Course Locations

    Darwin, Melbourne, Perth

    Prices may vary depending on delivery location

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Certifications

Basic Safety and Security Awareness Training in:
Personnel Survival Techniques (STCW Code A VI/1-1)

Also Known as

AMSA PST STCW

Common Occupations

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

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