This Skill Set reflects the work required by people who need to complete shipboard safety units of competency required by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Study and Career Pathways

The MAR Shipboard Safety Skill Set is part of the MAR Maritime Training Package. Students graduating from this program will be able to enroll into maritime programs. Careers may include marine engine driver, ships master or deckhand.


This program is full time, delivered over 2.5 consecutive days.  Dates and hours will to be advised.  Intakes are advertised on the Yalga-binbi Institute website or if there is sufficient expressions of interest to run a program.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to this skill set, although, it is suggested that students should have an acceptable level of year 10 attainment.
Participants must be able to swim confidently.

What to bring?

Personal Protective Equipment requirements:

-Pool Activities:

  • Long sleeve shirt, shorts or long pants
  • Hat, sunscreen, towel AND change of clothes

-Flare and fire extinguisher practical activities:

  • Long sleeve shirt, long pants (non-flammable)
  • Closed in shoes or boots
  • Hat (gloves and safety glasses will be provided)

Packaging Rules

This skill set consists of 4 core units of competency.

Unit List

  • MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 Follow procedures to minimize and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft


  • The full fee for this skill set is; $650.00

Enrolment fees are paid as an entire skill set lump sum.

2021 Course Calendar

May 24th – 26th

August 9th – 11th

October 25th – 27th

How to Enroll

If enrolling by distance, download and complete the enrolment form then scan and email to and email to

Completed enrolment forms can also be posted to; PO Box 2773, Bundaberg, Q, 4670, or forms can be submitted in person at; 2 Marina Drive Burnett Heads, 4670.

Enrolling students will be considered for a place on the program and if accepted, will be provided with Yalga-binbi bank details for the transfer of enrolment fees.