SUPER YACHT STEWARDESS/STEWARD 7 DAY TRAINING COURSEBook Now
Internationally Recognised Training for Stewardesses and Stewards
The Superyacht Crew Academy 7 Day Superyacht Hospitality Steward/ess course is an entry level course into the world of superyachts. Successful completion of this course will allow you to work as an interior crew yacht steward/ess on superyachts of any size anywhere in the world. This course is ideally suited for people who have limited time to complete a basic Superyacht Hospitality course. We recommend training in our 10 day Complete Professional Superyacht Hospitality Steward/ess course if you are new to the Superyacht Industry, and wish to expand your knowledge and skills base required for Superyacht Hospitality.
The Superyacht Crew Academy IYT Superyacht Steward / Stewardess Course will provide you with multiple skills and a professional knowledge of your role onboard as a Superyacht Stewardess or Steward. Students will be taught how Superyachts operate and the expectation of Steward/esses on board, as well as a variety of skills including flower arranging, ironing, interior care, silver service and other service techniques, wine appreciation and barista training. Additionally, they will receive Small Power Boat & RIB training, which makes each Steward/ess a more desirable employee. Successful graduates can confidently accept any Steward/ess assignment on superyachts anywhere in the world. You will graduate with two internationally recognised certificates:
- IYT Worldwide certificate for Professional Superyacht Hospitality
- IYT Worldwide certificate for Small Powerboat & RIB Master(MCA Approved)
This 7 day course places great emphasis on the essentials of good service as well as giving you the theoretical and practical skills necessary to be an active crew member onboard a superyacht.
Our Internationally Recognised Certifications are your entrée to getting a job aboard a Superyacht
The IYT Professional Superyacht Interior Crew certification is the only internationally recognised qualification for superyacht interior crews. Your graduation certificate will be accredited by International Yacht Training (IYT) Worldwide, who has recognition with 25 governments across the globe. The RIB tender certificate is approved by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).
In addition, Superyacht Crew Academy is an Australian Nationally Recognised Registered Training Organisation and if you complete the STCW 95 training with us you will also qualify for a ‘Statement of Attainment’ known as the Shipboard Safety Skill Set. This certificate will allow you to work on Australian commercial vessels.
The Superyacht Crew Academy has established over the years a global network with leading recruitment agencies overseas and within Australia. All of these Superyacht Crew recruitment agencies ‘acknowledge’ and welcome the IYT Professional Superyacht Interior Crew certification.
Work Experience before heading overseas
Immediately after the training course, deckhands and steward/ess will have the opportunity to gain work experience face to face with guests. This is a great way to put your newfound skills into play cruising Sydney Harbour and it will be a real bonus for your resume to have your guest service with sea miles logged off by the Captain.
This is the entry level course for superyacht crew and anyone with a reasonable command of the English language, who is over 18 years old, in good health, and without colour blindness can sign up for the course.
Either before or after you start your Steward/ess training you will need to have completed a six day STCW 95 Basic Safety Course (Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers), that is compulsory for all crew on superyachts.
The STCW 95 gives you the minimum standard of qualification required to work on vessels of any size and equips you with a detailed understanding of what to do in the event of marine emergencies.
Superyacht Crew Academy conducts regular STCW 95 courses in Sydney during which you will study safety and sea survival, first aid and CPR, fire fighting including use of breathing apparatus and personal and social responsibilities and vessel security. The STCW 95 can be packaged with the Steward/ess course or you can do the two separately. Click here to view our STCW 95 course.
An excellent steward/ess is polite, well groomed and lively. The skills needed to perform a stewardess job are not difficult to learn but the attitude and art of good service is something that takes training and practice. A stewardess requires a blend of responsibility, maturity and self-discipline along with a great sense of humour and pride of exceptional performance with meticulous attention to detail both in assigned duties and in personal presentation.
Some of the skills and knowledge necessary to be a steward/ess are
- Security, confidentiality and privacy issues
- Professional etiquette in communication, personal hygiene, appearance and attitude
- International protocol and correct forms of address
- All styles of food service and entertainment planning
- Provisioning and product inventories
- Decanting, purchasing, service and storage of fine wines
- Impeccable care of exotic furnishings, finishes and fabrics
- Total laundry procedures
- Floral Arrangement
- Guest care and valet services
Steward/Stewardess Superyacht Interior Crew Training Course
7 Day Complete Stewardess Training Course: Most captains require all members of their crew to be able to operate the superyacht tender, to use a VHF radio and to know the basic rules that govern life aboard a ship. The complete training course makes certain you will stand out from other new comers to the industry when you start hunting for a position on a Superyacht. In addition to learning essential skills for achieving excellence as an interior crew member you will learn the basic rules for working aboard a superyacht plus obtain an internationally recognised RIB small power boat certificate and instruction on operating VHF radios.
Program for the superyacht stewardess/steward training course
- Introduction to Superyacht Industry
- Exclusive tour of a Superyacht
- Meet and greet the Captain & crew
- Learn about the industry and life onboard
- What they look for when employing crew
- Captains expectations
- Professional decorum and social skills
- Crew agreements & agencies
- Personal appearance
- Become familiar with cleaning standards & supplies and the use of products
- Learn how to use whitegoods, irons, presses and other laundry equipment found on Superyachts
- Interior and exterior detailing
- Cabin cleaning and preparation, bed making, & turn-down service
- General housekeeping
- Cleaning with guests onboard and in non-guest periods
- Laundry products and stain removal advice and hints for success
- Silver Service: French, Russian, British, American & Chinese
- Table settings
- Napkin folding
- Identification glassware, cutlery & service utensils
- Care and storage of fine china, silverware, stemware
- Serving order, meal sequence and clearing order
- Plated & other types of Service
- Dietary requirements: vegetarian, Kosher, Muslim & others
- Alcohol serving
- Provide advice on Australian & Imported wines
- Decanting, purchasing, service and storage of fine wines
- Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs
- Cocktail making
- Food & beverage matching
- Cheese tasting
- Barista Training
- Use & maintenance of machine
- Roasting & origin
- Extraction of coffee
- Milk texturising
- Pouring techniques
- Coffee art
- Cleaning & maintenance of machine
- Fruit basket presentation
- Food safety and hygiene
- Flower appreciation & caring for flowers
- Hints on floral arrangements & vases
RIB - Practical
- General seamanship
- Line throwing techniques
- Ropes, knots and splicing
- Fendering and tying up correctly
- Pre-launch/pre-departure checks
- Refuelling procedures
- RIB handling techniques under power
- Coming Alongside vessels and wharves
- MOB procedures
- Engine checks
- VHF radio practical
- Dinghy launching & recovery
- Bridge equipment
- Conducting safety briefing
- RIB Safety
- Lights/sound signals
- Vessel handling theory
- Anchors & anchoring
- Nautical terminology
- Emergency procedures
- Bridge equipment
- VHF/HF radio operation
- Phonetic alphabet
Chief Stewardess Course
Do you already have a year of experience as a stewardess and are ready to take the next step? Yacht Chief Stewardess.
What other qualifications will I need?
Stewardesses and Stewards also require STCW 95+10 certification. If you do not currently hold a valid STCW 95+10 certificate Superyacht Crew Academy can assist with this requirement and offer great package deals if you book the two course together (see below for package deal prices)
When do the courses run?
Current Dates for 2017:
- 13-19 February 2017
- 27 February – 5 March 2017
- 20-26 March 2017
- 3-9 April 2017
- 24-30 April 2017
- 8-14 May 2017
- 29 May – 4 Jun 2017
Further dates will be available shortly.
Where do the courses take place?
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, Superyacht Training Facilities
HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?
7 Day Complete Steward/ess training package - The complete training package and most likely to put you at the head of the list for crew positions includes all training materials for practicals & theory.
Price AUD $2,195Book Now
SPECIAL STEWARD/ESS & STCW 95+10 PACKAGE OFFER!!
Save $220 by booking the STCW 95+10 course at the same time you book the 7 Day Superyacht Hospitality Stewardess course. Package price $4,225 - STCW 95+10 is compulsory for all crew on superyachts.