Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers 1995 + 2010.

All crew members are required to have STCW 95+10 training.

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STCW 95+10 Certification Course

All yacht crew are required to have the International STCW 95 as amended by Manila Amendments 2010 (STCW 95+10) to work internationally.

The International standard for the training certification and watch keeping for seafarers 1995 and amended by Manila Ammendments 2010 gives the minimum standards of qualifications required by all crew members at various levels depending upon vessel size. All crew involved in any safety or muster must complete the STCW 95+10 training course. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) convention has the force of law in 154 signatory countries.

Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW 95+10).

In 2002, the International STCW 95 convention went into full effect and all seafarers must be trained in compliance with its provisions and carry training certificates. Vessels may be seized and detained for non-compliance. In 2010 the STCW convention was amended, expanding the training requirements to include vessel Security. Crew members who do not have the additional Security endorsements must take an update course to maintain the validity of their earlier training. Sign on for the STCW10 Security Update here.


The Sydney Maritime Institute IYT STCW 95+10 Certificate of Competency is approved by 25 nations and the Maritime Coastguard Agency of the United Kingdom, the United States Coast Guard, the Maritime agencies of the governments of N.S.W., Queensland and Western Australia, and Insurance companies around the world.

It sounds complicated but rest assured that your training will meet the obligations set out in the STCW 95+10 convention and the Australian Maritime Agencies required for you to work on commercial vessels in Australia or Internationally.

The competency units covered in the STCW 95+10 training course are:

  • MARF002 - Marine Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
  • HLTAID003 - First Aid
  • MARF001, MARF005 - Sea Survival
  • MARF004 - Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Maritime Security Awareness

Course Duration

Six days, from 9:00 AM Monday to 5:00 PM Saturday

STCW 95+10 Training Location

The course is run from our Marina Office in Newport NSW Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 8 Kalinya Street, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, CLICK HERE


STCW95+10 Course AUD $2,250.

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