5 Reasons to train with the Sydney Maritime Institute.

Here are 5 reasons why the Sydney Maritime Institute is the best choice for your future career as a crew member on Australian flagged vessels.

1. Recognised Training Organisation

The Sydney Maritime Institute is a division of the Club Sail Pty. Ltd. Superyacht Crew Adademy; a nationally Recognised Training Organisation (RTO registration no. 91462) as well as a NSW Roads and Maritime Services and ASQA approved training provider. This means we are accredited to teach and issue the training certificates required. Crew will be eligible to sit an oral examination and obtain an Australian certification.

2. Dual certifications

The training programme for the Australian General Purpose Hand certification will qualify you for the IYT Deckhand certificatioin recognized by the Maritime Coastguard Agency of the United Kingdom (MCA), the US Coastguard, and 25 Governments around the world, allowing you to work on Superyachts around the world. More information on IYT acceptance.

The training programs for the a Master <24 m NC certification will also qualify you for the International Yacht Training certification for Master of Yachts 200ton.

This means two major tickets with one training programme, immediate prospects for employment and expanding you sea-time, and the opportunity to work at home or abroad.


Our courses are intensive, get-it-done-now programmes. This makes it easier for you to take off time to do the course and is less expensive if you are coming from another state, and of course, faster for you to start earing money with your new rating.

4. Expert, experienced Instructors

Sydney Maritime Institute instructors, have many years of experience aboard superyachts and commercial vessels and the International Yacht Training Curriculum was designed by years of collaboration and effort of like-minded sailing professionals. You can be confident of a complete and friendly learning experience.

5. Small Classes = Personal Attention

Most of your lessons will take place aboard one of our training yachts with only 4 to 5 like-minded students and a highly qualified instructor. Our graduates enjoy continued personal support via email and phone.


Sydney Maritime Institute

Training people to work on commercial vessels in Australia.
Sydney Maritime Institute is a division of the Superyacht Crew Academy Recognised Training Organisation registration no. 91462 Legal Name: Club Sail Pty. Ltd.

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