Superyacht Interior Crew – Package Course
Internationally recognised training to be come a professional superyacht steward/ess. The Superyacht Crew Academy’s Superyacht Interior Crew package course is a complete training package for starting out in the industry. The package course includes both the STCW95+10 safety course & the Superyacht Interior Crew course. This package course places great emphasis on becoming an industry ready and desirable employee. Giving you the theoretical and practical skills necessary to be an active crew member onboard a superyacht. This package is specifically designed to set you on your pathway as a professional Steward or Stewardess. If you haven’t worked in a professional hospitality setting before this is definitely the course for you.
The STCW95+10 is a 6 day basic safety training course that is compulsory for all crew on superyachts. The STCW95+10 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. You will study safety and sea survival, first aid and CPR, fire fighting including use of breathing apparatus, personal and social responsibilities and vessel security.
The Superyacht Interior Crew course will ensure students become job ready, receive resume and career advice, participate in interview roleplays and undertake further crew management training. Students also receive training in industry rules, silver service, interior detailing, floristry, wine appreciation, bartending, laundry and other specialised yachting services. This course will provide you with multiple skills and a professional knowledge of your role onboard as a Superyacht Steward or Stewardess. Successful graduates can confidently accept any Steward or Stewardess assignment on superyachts anywhere in the world.
Certification You Will Achieve
All successful graduates receive the following certification:
IYT – International
- MCA Recognised IYT STCW95+10
- IYT Professional Superyacht Hospitality
AMSA – National
- Statement of Attainment for the AMSA Recognised ‘Shipboard Safety Skill Set’
- Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency ‘Provide First Aid’
Our Internationally Recognised Certifications Are Your Entry to Getting A Job Aboard A Superyacht
The IYT 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.
In addition, Superyacht Crew Academy is an Australian Nationally Recognised Registered Training Organisation and if you complete the STCW95+10 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 Superyacht Interior Crew certification.
Work Experience Before Heading Overseas
Immediately after the training course, deckhands and Stewards or Stewardesses will have the opportunity to gain work experience face to face with guests. This is a great way to put your new found 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.
An excellent Steward or Stewardess is polite and well-groomed. The skills needed to perform a steward or stewardess job are not difficult to learn but the attitude and art of good service is something that takes training and practice. A Steward or 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 or Stewardess 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
- Care of exotic furnishings, finishes and fabrics
- Laundry procedures
- Floral Arrangement
- Guest care and valet services
Program for the STCW95+10 Course
The STCW95+10 Basic Safety Training course includes five modules:
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques (Table A – VI/1-1)
- STCW Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting (Table A – VI/1-2)
- STCW Elementary First Aid (Table A – VI/1-3)
- STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (Table A – VI/1-4)
- STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness (Reg V1/6 and Part A of Section A – VI/6 Paragraph 4)
What Other Qualifications Will I Need?
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. You can also sign up for the 3 day Small Powerboat & RIB master course which runs Mon-Wed the week after this Steward/ess course.
Completing all three training courses 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. Students train in their roles in a ‘simulated superyacht environment’ interacting with each other onboard during the seamanship and RIB small power boat practical.
The course is run from our Marina Office in Newport NSW Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 2 Queens Parade, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, Superyacht Training Facilities