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Passenger Ship Operational (Guest-Focused) Security Training

The MDF Cruises training approach attributes a high level of importance to the security team members’ ability to integrate into the onboard International Safety Management Code (“ISM”) procedures and the unique hierarchy and structure of the vessel management teams, officers and crew. Our training is based on methodologies developed in special Naval units along with […]

Marine High Voltage Safety Course (NMU)

The Marine High Voltage Safety Course is the first step for safe work with high voltage systems on board marine vessels and offshore installations. The course follows an interactive yet methodological approach that encourages individual and group engagement. The content focuses on current international safety standards, rules and regulations, electrical fundamentals, high voltage safety hazards […]

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

For whom Advanced Fire Fighting is mandatory for all seafarers designated to control and manage fire-fighting operations onboard ships. Objective Control and manage firefighting operations onboard ships with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics, and command. To organise and train fire parties; inspect and service fire-detection and -extinguishing systems and equipment; investigate and compile reports on […]

Electronic Navigation System – Operational

Target Group: Seafarers engaged in the safe navigation of vessels at sea. The course is now also a statutory requirement under the SAMSA Code for Deck Officers and Fishers. Deck Officers who have taken up careers ashore and wish to keep their CoC valid are required to complete the course for re-validation purposes. Objectives: The […]

Master of Science Shipping and Transport

The Master of Science Shipping and Transport program has been set up in 2007 by the Netherlands Maritime University in cooperation with the maritime and logistics business communities. This study will provide you with the excellent opportunity to improve your maritime knowledge and understanding as well as strengthening your managerial skills. We offer both a […]

Skipper Port Operations (<200GT)

Target Group: The Skipper Port Operations programme is open to anyone, company or private individuals, that wish to get a qualification to be in charge of a vessels that are under 200 GT, within Port Operations limits, 15 NM from a harbour in South Africa. Opportunities for certified individuals exist on pilot boats, small tugs, […]

Counterbalance Lift Truck F1, F2, F3

SAQA unit standard nr 242974 Counterbalance lift truck F1, F2, F3 – Initial courses and refresher On a day to day basis, your operations run by your expertise and skills. Of course, you’re an expert in your field which gives you that competitive advantage in your market and or operational requirements. Experts like to do […]

Electronic Navigation System – Operational (Fishing)

Target Group: All Seafarers engaged in the safe navigation of Fishing Vessels at sea. The course is a statutory requirement under the STCW(F) and SAMSA Code for Deck Officers and Navigational Watchkeepers. Objectives: A requirement for all seafarers wishing to pursue a career at sea who intend to in charge of a Navigational Watch. Introduction: […]

Able Seafarer Engine

Target Group For Ordinary Seafarer Engine Ratings wishing to pursue a career as an Able Seafarer Engine Rating. Objective To provide participants with the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency required to competently perform the functions of an Able Seafarer Engine rating onboard a vessel. Introduction Your first position on a vessel will be as an […]

15 Ton Counterbalanced Forklift Truck

Unit standard nr 242974 Target Group: All relevant production employees, artisans as required per production needs. Prior education: With previous certification and experience Entry level requirements: • Minimum Numeracy and Literacy ABET 4/NQF 1 or Grade 9 • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on Forklift. Contents of the course: • The Legal and specified requirements […]

7 Ton Counterbalanced Forklift Truck

Unit standard nr 242974 Target Group: All relevant production employees, artisans as required per production needs. Prior education: With previous certification and experience Entry level requirements: • Minimum Numeracy and Literacy ABET 4/NQF 1 or Grade 9 • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on Forklift. Contents of the course: • The Legal and specified requirements […]

4 Ton Counterbalanced Forklift Truck

Unit Standard Title 242974 Target Group: All relevant production employees, artisans as required per production needs. Prior education: Without previous certification and experience Entry level requirements: • Minimum Numeracy and Literacy ABET 4/NQF 1 or Grade 9 • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on Forklift. Contents of the course: • The Legal and specified requirements […]

Crisis Management and Human Behaviour

For whom This course is intended for personnel having responsibility for the safety of passengers onboard in emergency situations. Objective To have general and working knowledge of crisis management skills in passenger ships in order to be able to manage crisis situations. Course outcome(s) On completion of the course the participant should, amongst others, be […]

Advance Marine Fire Fighting (AFF)

For whom Advanced Fire Fighting is mandatory for all seafarers designated to control and manage fire-fighting operations onboard ships. Objective Control and manage firefighting operations onboard ships with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics, and command. To organise and train fire parties; inspect and service fire-detection and -extinguishing systems and equipment; investigate and compile reports on […]

Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting and use of ARPA

For whom This course is intended for participants who wish to obtain a COC Officer of the Watch of a navigational watch. Objective To make effective use of radar as a navigational tool. Course outcomes On completion of the course the participant should, amongst others, be able to: • Describe the basic theory and operation […]

General Operator Certificate Training (GMDSS)

For whom This course is intended for every person performing radio duties on a ship that is required to participate in the GMDSS. Objective To efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment and to be able to take primary responsibility for radio communications during distress incidents. Course outcomes On completion of the course the participant should, amongst […]

Ship Security Officer (ISPS Code)

For whom This course is intended for those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer or anyone involved in maritime security Objective To be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Ship Security Officer. Course outcomes On completion of the course the participant should, amongst others, […]

Designated Security Duties

STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth For whom This course is intended for all seafarers who are designated to perform security duties as laid out in the STCW ’78, as amended in 2010 and the ISPS […]

Competence in Security Awareness

STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth For whom This course is intended for all seafarers employed or engaged, in any capacity onboard a ship which requires complying with the ISPS code. Objective To train the seafarer […]

Crowd Management and Passenger Safety

Target Group Must be undertaken by the training of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel onboard passenger ships. Objective To train a crew member to provide direct service to passengers in passenger spaces, to be able to control a crowd in an emergency situation onboard, locate essential safety and emergency equipment onboard, communicate effectively with […]

Safety Officer – Fishing Vessels Over 25 GT.

Target Group Seafarers employed or engaged in a safety-related capacity onboard South African Fishing Vessels over 25GT Objective The objective of the Safety Officer is to ensure the safety of all seafarers on board the vessel Introduction This learning opportunity is designed for the training of Safety Officers onboard South African Fishing Vessels over 25 […]

Able Seafarer Deck (AB(D))

Target Group A promotional requirement for an Ordinary Deck Rating who intends becoming an Able Seafarer Deck. Objective To give all those interested in a career at sea the basic skills and knowledge to perform the functions applicable to their particular position onboard a vessel competently. Introduction Your first position on a vessel will be […]

Medical First Aid (MFA)

STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth Now includes Elementary First Aid Target Group All Seafarers Objective To preserve life To promote recovery Call for advance medical assistance Introduction This learning opportunity is designed for all seafarers […]

Elementary First Aid (EFA)

STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth Target Group All Seafarers Objective To preserve life To promote recovery Call for advance medical assistance Introduction This learning opportunity is designed for all seafarers in any capacity wishing to […]

Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth Target Group All Seafarers Objective To survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment Introduction This learning opportunity is designed for all seafarers in any capacity wishing to pursue […]

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)

STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth Target Group Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship. Objective Compliance with the Code of Safe Working Practices to survive at sea in the event of ship […]

Safety Familiarization/Pre-Sea (SF)

Designed in a way as to achieve the Survival at Sea competencies as described in the STCW and SAMSA Codes respectively.