This course fulfills the requirements of the South African Code of Maritime Qualifications, SA Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Training and Certification) Regulations , 2012. and  is accredited by SAMSA and meets the requirements of Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code. A certificate, numbered and referenced to training regulations and guidelines, is issued to successful candidates on completion.

Medical Fitness


Must produce a valid medical certificate stating that the candidate was examined in terms of Marine Notice No. 1 of 1992.






Candidates are required to bring old clothes or overalls plus deck shoes (safety boots) for the boat exercises.


Candidates are to bring along their ID/Passport and must bring a valid Personal Survival Techniques (PST) certificate on the 1st day of the course.


Please note: All pregnant learners attending strenuous practical sessions (firefighting and survival courses) must:

  1. Produce a letter from a doctor stating that they are fit to attend and,
  2. May not attend if more than 7 months pregnant



All candidates must be over 18 years of age and should be able to tread water/swim. Valid medical certificate required. All candidates must be conversant and literate in English.






Must produce proof of having served at sea in any capacity for a period of not less than 6 months.




Course Information


Duration: 5 days


A minimum of 6 candidates are required for the course and the fee includes transport to and from the Survival Training Centre, stationery, refreshments, light lunch and sundry materials.


Course Dates: 5 - 9 June

Course Dates: 26 – 30 June

Course Dates: 10 – 14 July

Course Dates: 14 – 18 August

Course Dates: 11 – 15 September

Course Dates: 2 – 6 October

Course Dates: 6 – 10 November




Course Fee Information


Course fees are quoted in South African Rands, and are subject to increase without notice when circumstances or related services for costs change. Please enquire as to the correct fee at the time of the booking. All bookings made in advance will not attract additional costs. Course fees are not refundable and certifications are only issued once all course fees are paid in full. Kindly note that we do not accept cheques, only cash or electronic transfers.


Course Fee: R5900.00


Exam Fee: Certificate of qualification