STCW (Basic to Advanced)

Course Name
Duration
Next Date
10 days
02 Sep 2019

Description

On successful completion of the course, candidates should have the required standard of competence to contribute to: 

  • Navigational watch;
  • Berthing; 
  • Handling of cargo and stores
  • Safe operation of deck equipment and machinery.


Know the following procedures: 

  • Corrosion control, painting and general maintenance; 
  • Working aloft;
  • Towing operations.


Demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of rope work, bends and hitches and care of ropes;
  • Splicing of ropes and wires;


Apply: 

  • Occupational health and safety precautions;
  • Precautions and contribute to the prevention of pollution of the marine environment. 


Understand the rigging and use of derricks and cranes. 
 

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements and please submit the following: 

  • Proof of having served in a deck capacity for a period of not less than 18 months, unless the candidate has trained within an approved accelerated training scheme. At least half of the period must have been on ships over 100 gross tonnes.
  • Certificates: 


Steering, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Competence in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Recue Boats and Ordinary Seafarer Deck 

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-III/5)

Course date/s Comments Book
02 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019 Book now
10 days
02 Sep 2019

Description

On successful completion of the course, candidates should have the required standard of competence to contribute to: 

  • A safe engineering watch; 
  • To the monitoring and controlling of an engine-room watch; 
  • Fuelling and oil transfer operations; 
  • Bilge and ballast operations;
  • The operation of equipment and machinery; Shipboard maintenance and repair; 
  • Handling of stores


Use electrical equipment safely; 
Apply precautions and contribute to the prevention of pollution of the marine environment. 

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements and please submit the following: 

  • Proof of having served in an engine-room capacity for a period of not less than 18 months, unless the candidate has trained within an approved accelerated training scheme. At least half of the period must have been on ships over 750 kW propulsion power.
  • Certificates: 


Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Competence in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Recue Boats and Ordinary Seafarer Engine (Wiper) certificates.

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-III/5)

Course date/s Comments Book
02 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019 Book now
4 days
25 Aug 2019

Description

The training in Advanced Fire Fighting is for all officers on Seagoing Vessels and some Port Operations vessels, and who are designated to control firefighting operations on board the vessel. The objectives and outcomes of the training; 

  • Control fire-fighting operations on board the ship;
  • Organise and train fire parties;
  • Inspect, as well as possibly service some fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment;
  • Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fires.
  • This training includes components of Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, STA-06-102 in order to align the two courses for officers who are required to comply with both requirements.

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements and please submit the following:

  • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting certificate
  • Must be medically fit 

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/3)

Course date/s Comments Book
25 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019 Book now
23 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019 Book now
14 Oct 2019 - 15 Oct 2019 Refresher Course Book now
9 days
On demand

Description

Before being assigned to any shipboard duties in relation to safety or pollution prevention, seafarers engaged in any capacity on board need basic training in Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities, Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, and Elementary First Aid. 

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements and please submit the following:

  • Must be medically fit.  

Course Details

11 days

Accreditation & Approval

The training is given in accordance with STCW Convention and Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3 and A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code. 

5 days
02 Sep 2019

Description

The training in Medical Care is for every seafarer who is designated to take charge of medical care on board Seagoing Vessels. The objective of the training is so that seafarers who are designated to take charge of medical care can take immediate and effective action to manage all accidents or illness likely to occur on board, as well as managing those who may assist them. The objectives and outcomes of the training:

  • Provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board;
  • Care for a casualty who could be suffering from various injuries or a disease;
  • Administer general nursing principles and care to a casualty;
  • Administer basic dental care;
  • Understand the basics of disease prevention and good hygiene;
  • Keep records of all medical care and first aid administered to a casualty or sick seafarer;
  • Participate in coordinated external schemes for medical assistance to ships such as: Obtaining, interpreting and administering 'Radio Medical Advice';


Transportation of ill or injured seafarers, including helicopter evacuations.

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements and please submit the following:

  • Medical first aid certificate 

Course Details

Duration: 6 days (including 1 night at a trauma unit)

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/4-2)

Course date/s Comments Book
02 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019 Book now
16 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019 Refresher Course Book now

Description

Candidates should show proficiency in the following: 
Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch:

  • Interpret the markings of survival craft as to the number of persons they are intended to carry; 
  • Give correct commands for launching and boarding a survival craft, clearing the ship and handling disembarking persons from survival craft; 
  • Prepare and safely launch survival craft and clear the ship’s side quickly and 
  • Safely recover survival craft and rescue boats.


Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship:

  • Row and steer a boat and steer by compass; 
  • Use individual itemsof equipment of survival crafts, except for pyrotechnics; 
  • Rig devices to aid location. 


Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus:

  • Use of portable radio equipment for survival craft. 


Apply first aid to survivors. 

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements and please submit the following:

  • Proof of having served at sea in any capacity for a period of not less than 6 months.
  • Certificates: Personal Survival Techniques (PST), Medically fit


Additional: 

  • Should be able to tread water/swim.
  • Candidates are required to bring old clothes or overalls plus deck shoes (safety boots) for the boat exercises.

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/2-1)

Course date/s Comments Book
16 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 Book now
28 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 Book now

Description

This course is applicable to personnel designated on muster lists to assist passengers in emergency situations or who provide direct services to passengers in passenger spaces 

Prerequisites

Refer to basic requirements

Course Details

Duration: 1 day
This course will be scheduled on demand.

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-V/2)

Course date/s Comments Book
23 Aug 2019 Book now
20 Sep 2019 Book now
25 Oct 2019 Book now
22 Nov 2019 Book now
13 Dec 2019 Book now
2 days
On demand

Description

The training in Designated Security Duties is for all seafarers who are designated to perform security duties, including anti-piracy and anti-armed-robbery-related activities, on seagoing vessels which are required to comply with the requirements of the ISPS Code. The outcomes of the training; 

  • Maintain the conditions set out in the ship security plan,
  • Recognise security threats and risks,
  • Understand the importance of and undertake regular security inspections of the ship, and


Maintain and use security equipment and systems found on board the ship.

Prerequisites

Refer basic requirements

Course Details

Duration: 3 Days (Generally run on demand)

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/6-2)

2 days
09 Sep 2019

Description

The training in Elementary First Aid is for all persons serving on seagoing vessels and some Port Operations vessels. The objective of the training is so that seafarers may take immediate action on encountering an accident or other medical emergency until the arrival of a person with first aid skills or the person in-charge of medical care on board. The objectives and outcomes of the training:

  • Can assess needs of casualties and threats to own safety;
  • Have an appreciation of body structure and functions;
  • Have an understanding of immediate measures to be taken in emergency situations.

Prerequisites

Refer basic requirements

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/1-3)

Course date/s Comments Book
09 Sep 2019 - 10 Sep 2019 Book now
13 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019 Book now
04 Oct 2019 - 05 Oct 2019 Book now
14 Oct 2019 - 15 Oct 2019 Book now
11 Nov 2019 - 12 Nov 2019 Book now
02 Dec 2019 - 03 Dec 2019 Book now
3 days
02 Sep 2019

Description

The training in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting is for all Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship's complement including some Port Operations vessels. The objective of the training is so that all seafarers understand the dangers of fire and are able to take preventive measures against fires as well as responding to emergency situations involving fire. The objectives and outcomes of the training;

  • Minimize the risk of a fire occurring,
  • Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency fire situations,
  • Carry out initial actions on discovering a fire on board,
  • Identify the different firefighting mediums and which is the best to use for different types of fires, and


Actively and positively contribute to a fire fighting party/team.

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements.
Medically fit

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/1-2)

Course date/s Comments Book
02 Sep 2019 - 04 Sep 2019 Book now
11 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019 Book now
16 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019 Book now
07 Oct 2019 - 09 Oct 2019 Book now
16 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019 Book now
13 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019 Book now
04 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019 Book now
5 days
16 Sep 2019

Description

The training in Medical First Aid is for all seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid onboard Seagoing Vessels and some Port Operations vessels. The objective of the training is so that seafarers may take immediate and effective action in the case of accidents or illness likely to occur onboard. The objectives and outcomes of the training:

  • Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency;
  • Apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness onboard

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements.

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/4-1)

Course date/s Comments Book
16 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 Book now
07 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 Book now
04 Nov 2019 - 08 Nov 2019 Book now
09 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019 Book now

Description

The training in Personal Safety and Social Responsibility is for all Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship's complement with designated safety or pollution-prevention duties. The objective of the training is to ensure that all seafarers can take responsibility for their own safety whilst looking out for the safety of others as well as protection of the marine environment from pollution associated with ships. The objectives and outcomes of the training;

  • Comply with emergency procedures,
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment,
  • Observe safe working practices,
  • Contribute to effective communications on board the ship,
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board the ship, and
  • Understand and take necessary actions to control fatigue.

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements.

Course Details

  • PSSR Duration: 2 days


The PSSR/PST certificate must be renewed at 5-year intervals. To facilitate this requirement Unicorn Training has incorporated a PSSR/PST course in our Refresher Course and it can be attended for the single certificate.

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/1-4)

Course date/s Comments Book
26 Aug 2019 - 27 Aug 2019 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Book now
09 Sep 2019 - 10 Sep 2019 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Book now
16 Sep 2019 - 17 Sep 2019 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Book now
30 Sep 2019 - 01 Oct 2019 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Book now
21 Oct 2019 - 22 Oct 2019 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Book now
18 Nov 2019 - 19 Nov 2019 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Book now
09 Dec 2019 - 10 Dec 2019 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Book now

Description

The training in Personal Survival Techniques is for all Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship's complement including some Port Operations vessels. The objective of the training is so that all seafarers understand the basic survival techniques required to survive the perils of the sea. The objectives and outcomes of the training can;

  • Survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment,
  • Identify emergency situations which may occur,
  • Identify life-saving equipment normally carried on ships,
  • Identify and use equipment found in a survival craft,
  • Locate personal life-saving appliances, and
  • Understand the principles concerning survival at sea.

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements and provide:

  • Medically fit, 
  • A swimming costume and towel for the practical module in a swimming pool (on day 2).

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/1-1)

Course date/s Comments Book
28 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019 Book now
11 Sep 2019 - 12 Sep 2019 Book now
18 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019 Book now
02 Oct 2019 - 03 Oct 2019 Book now
23 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019 Book now
20 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019 Book now
11 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019 Book now

Description

Before being assigned to shipboard duties, all person employed or engaged on a seagoing ship other than passengers, must attend approved training in Personal Survival Techniques or approved Familiarization training. The course is held at Grindrod Shipping Training Academy.
Courses can be held by arrangement for principals to suit crew joining dates.

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements.

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days
Course Dates: On demand
Courses can be held by arrangement for principals to suit crew joining dates.

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/1, para 1)

1 day
05 Sep 2019

Description

The training in Security Awareness is for all seafarers serving on seagoing vessels which are required to comply with the requirements of the ISPS Code, on the business of that ship as part of the ship's compliment without designated security duties. The objective of the training is to ensure that all seafarers have heightened security awareness and vigilance. The objectives and outcomes of the training;

  • Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness,
  • Recognise security threats, and


Understand the need for and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance.

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/6-1)

Course date/s Comments Book
05 Sep 2019 - 06 Sep 2019 Book now
14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 Book now
19 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 Book now
10 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 Book now
19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019 Book now
16 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019 Book now
07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019 Book now
3 days
On demand

Description

This course aims to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Prerequisites

Please refer to basic requirements

Course Details

Duration: 3 Days (Generally, run on demand)

Accreditation & Approval

SAMSA (STCW A-VI/5)

  • Please refer to specific course requirements.
  • Conversant and literate in English.
  • Proof of identity. 
  • An approved training record book.
  • All pregnant learners attending strenuous practical sessions (firefighting and survival courses) must produce a letter from a doctor stating that they     are fit to attend. 
  • The Academy will provide full personal protective equipment (PPE), when required.

A minimum number of candidates are required for the course. 
The fee includes manuals, notes, stationery and sundry materials. 
Refreshments and lunch are provided whilst on course. Please advise us of specific dietary requirements. 
Certificates will be issued to successful candidates on completion of the course.

Course fees are quoted in South African Rands and are subject to increases without notice should related service costs increase.  Please enquire as to the correct fee at the time of the booking. Course fees are pegged when the booking is made. Course fees are not refundable, and certificates are only issued once all course fees are paid in full. Payments may be made in cash or by electronic transfer.