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Certificate of Safety Training (CoST)

This course is designed for those who intend to work in the Maritime Industry where a Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) is required.

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This course is designed to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for seafarers for familiarisation, basic training and instruction in accordance with the STCW Convention, as amended.

The Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) is made up of five short courses as follows:

  • Personal survival techniques (PST)
  • Personal safety and social responsibilities (PSSR)
  • Fire prevention and fire fighting (FPFF)
  • Security awareness training (SAT)
  • Elementary first aid (EFA)** (See note under ADDITIONAL INFO)

Course Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should be provided with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Carry out the required duties during an onboard emergency situation
  • Use life saving equipment and implement survival techniques both in the water and in a survival craft
  • Use life saving equipment to assist in rescuing a person from the water
  • Identify potential hazardous situations arising in the work environment, and take appropriate actions to minimize risk of injury and pollution
  • Develop communication skills and contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness
Start DateEnd DateLocationBook Now
Monday 12 November, 2018Sunday 18 November, 2018FremantleBook Now
Monday 10 December, 2018Sunday 16 December, 2018FremantleBook Now

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Must be over 16 years of age and be in good health.


Successful completion of the assessment requirements will provide participants with the opportunity to apply to AMSA for the issue of a Certificate of Safety Training (STCW Convention, as amended).


NOTE: Participants who don’t hold a Workplace Level 2 or a Senior First Aid Certificate issued within the last two years by a Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) provider, will need to complete a First Aid course at any NRT provider of their choice. Participants who have completed their First Aid, will need to bring the original First Aid Certificate or a Certified copy to be sighted by the Course Facilitator.

  • Photo identification must be provided – Passport, Australian Driver’s Licence or Proof of Age card only will be accepted. Also bring your valid Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Participants must bring a swimming costume.
  • For the in-class session, clean casual clothing is required and covered footwear is essential (no high heels).
  • It is requested that where possible jewellery is not to be worn and valuables not brought to the centre, IFAP holds no responsibility for lost or stolen valuables. We also recommend that participants do not wear contact lenses (or glasses) in the pool; therefore suitable containers should be brought to store lenses.
  • For days 6-7 participants are required to be clean shaven as per the national competency package for this subject requirement of Australian Standard 1715.
  • It is also highly recommended that participants have a appropriate fitness level.