Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers.

All crew members are required to complete the STCW 95+10 training modules.

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STCW 95+10 Training and Certification

All yacht crew are required to have the International STCW 95 as amended by Manila Ammendments 2010 certificate (STCW 95+10) or the Australian Shipboard Safety Skill Set .

The International standard for the training certification and watch keeping for seafarers 1995 and amended by Manila Ammendments 2010 mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has the force of law in 154 signatory countries.

The convention 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.

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

The 1995 STCW Convention amended by the Manila Ammendments 2010 establishes a baseline standard for the training and education of seafarers throughout the world.

STCW 95+10 stipulates the required competencies associated with different tasks, the knowledge and understanding required to perform them, methods for demonstrating competence and criteria for evaluating it. The Convention embodies provision for "hands-on" training and the development of basic skills through use of simulators, laboratory training equipment and other practical training aids.

Although experience at sea remains an important part of a seafarers overall career development, it is no longer be enough to "serve your time."

In 2002, the International STCW 95 convention went into full effect. Since then, all seafarers must be trained in compliance with its provisions and carry certificates to that effect. Vessels are now subject to detention and seizure for non-compliance. The convention was amended in Manila in 2010, 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 Superyacht Crew Academy 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.

The Australian Government approvals include dual certification, which means your training qualifies you to obtain a   ‘Statement of Attainment’ known as the Shipboard Safety Skill Set.

It sounds complicated and it is, 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

How Long is the course?

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

Superyacht STCW 95+10 Training Location

The course is run from the Superyacht Crew Academy's training annex at Warriewood NSW. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, CLICK HERE


AUD $2,250.

(package discount applicable if booked with Deck Crew or Superyacht Stewardess course)

STCW95 certification is a requirement for a crew position on a superyacht but does not, by itself, qualify you for a crew position. You need additional training, certification and experience if you expect a captain to sign you aboard. If you lack these skills and certification, we recommend you sign up for the Superyacht Deckhand or Superyacht Interior Crew course at the same time to be eligible for a special package price.

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