• We help students reach their seafaring goals
    faster and more efficiently.
  • With such a large selection of courses
    you will definitely find the perfect one for you!

Our Courses

STCW SAMSA Accredited

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OPITO Accredited

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OPITO and STCW training

Situated in Durban on the east coast of South Africa, the Grindrod Shipping Training Academy is a registered establishment that conducts Safety, Survival and Security Courses required by the marine and allied industries. The Academy is accredited by SAMSA (South African Marine Safety Authority), OPITO. Since 1975 the Academy has trained both seafarers and personnel for shore and offshore based sectors of trade. The Academy is not restricted by the Prospectus and courses can be tailor-made to suit requirements.

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Have a look at possible careers

The Maritime Industry offers careers that have nationally and internationally recognised tertiary qualifications, job satisfaction, a high level of responsibility and a wide variety of career opportunities, both at sea and ashore.

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If you have a sense of adventure, enjoy outdoor life and wish to pursue a career that is not your normal eight-to-five occupation, then a career at sea may be what you are looking for. If you want more information, don't hesitate to contact us!