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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 undertake an AMPA as part of their training course (AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment) and apply for an Australian Certificate of Competency issued by AMSA.


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.

3. NSW Government, Smart and Skilled Training

Our Certificate II & III level courses are subsidised by the NSW government under Smart & Skilled. If eligible, this enables you to access subsidised training at affordable prices. View our Smart & Skilled Information and their website for more information.


4. Expert, experienced Instructors

Sydney Maritime Institute instructors have many years of experience aboard commercial vessels and superyachts alike, therefore, you can be assured of a professional, comprehensive, and friendly learning experience.


5. Small Classes = Personal Attention

Most of your classes will take place with approximately 5 like-minded students and a highly qualified instructor, incorporating a lot of hands on, practical training. Our graduates enjoy continued personal support via email and phone.

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