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All About Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping

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STCW can be identified as the essential regulatory body, which normally decides or in other words pinpoints the expectations as well as standards for Professionals, merchant officers or simply watch workers within marine terms.

Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment & Training - AMSA Approved Stcw 95 Certification Courses in Australia. Interested in starting your new career onboard a Superyacht?

Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment & Training - AMSA Approved Stcw 95 Certification Courses in Australia

Here's a few common questions and answers to get you started - for the full details on our training click on the links above, or contact us for more info. What jobs are available on Superyachts? There are four main work areas for crew:Deck : Provide guest assistance, operates and maintains the vessel.Interior : Stewards and Stewardesses provide all hospitality services.Galley : Cooking in the galley for guests and crew (formal Chef training is usually required).Engineering : Maintain all the systems onboard (requires specialised maritime career training). The most important attribute that crew can bring to their role is a positive attitude! All your additional skills really do support your CV and enhance your chances to be selected for a job in one of the four main areas.

Where do Superyachts go and when? Firstly, choose your area of interest (Deckhand, Steward/ess, Chef, Engineer), then decide when you want to do it! Stcw-Standards-For-Training-Certification-And-Watchkeeping. The Standards for Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping, or STCW, is a convention of the IMO.

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These regulations first came into existence in 1978. Major revisions to the conventions occurred in 1984, 1995, and 2010. The goal of the STCW training is to give seafarers from all nations a standard set of skills useful to crew members working aboard large vessels outside of the boundaries of their country. Do All Merchant Mariners Need to Take a STCW Course? In the United States mariners only need to take an approved STCW course if they intend to work aboard a vessel greater than 200 Gross Register Tons (Domestic Tonnage), or 500 Gross Tons, which will operate beyond the boundaries defined by the Federal Regulations which indicate international waters.

Although STCW training is not required for seafarers working in near shore areas or domestic inland waterways it is recommended. Not all nations require their licensed merchant mariners to take a separate STCW course. STCW and non STCW Short Courses - Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping. International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) The 1978 STCW Convention was the first to establish basic requirements on training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers on an international level.

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

Previously the standards of training, certification and watchkeeping of officers and ratings were established by individual governments, usually without reference to practices in other countries. As a result standards and procedures varied widely, even though shipping is the most international of all industries. The Convention prescribes minimum standards relating to training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers which countries are obliged to meet or exceed.

The 1995 amendments, adopted by a Conference, represented a major revision of the Convention, in response to a recognized need to bring the Convention up to date and to respond to critics who pointed out the many vague phrases, such as "to the satisfaction of the Administration", which resulted in different interpretations being made. Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping. Training Requiements for Existing and New Mariners I have been a mariner for a while (since before Aug 1, 1998) AND I am NOT upgrading my existing license or document.

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping

(click here) I am a new mariner (my 1st shipboard day was after Aug 1, 1998) or I am an existing mariner who is upgrading. (click here) Existing Mariners - Getting an STCW –95 Certificate (Ref: USCG NVIC 4-00) This "gap closing" training provision disappears for US mariners on 1 February 2003. Deck Officers* whose first day of sea service was before Aug 1, 1998: 1. 2. 3.

Engineering Officers* whose first day of sea service was before Aug 1, 1998: 1. STCW Convention. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (or STCW), 1978 sets qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships.

STCW Convention

STCW was adopted in 1978 by conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, and entered into force in 1984. Job Descriptions of a Yacht Crew.