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STCW Basic Safety Training in Australia

The following list is a selection of institutions offering STCW-compliant courses in Australia:

Training SchoolsDescription
Club Sail & Superyacht Crew Academy
Newport Anchorage Marina
79-81 Beaconsfield St.
Newport, NSW 2106, Australia
Tel: 61 (0)2 9979 9669
Fax: 61 (0)2 9979-3463
Email: Use contact form on website
Websites: www.superyacht-crew-academy.com or www.clubsail.com.au
The Superyacht Crew Academy, a division of Club Sail, is a Maritime Institute offering International Yacht Training (IYT) for both professional and recreational yachtsmen and women. Through Club Sail, the academy offers professional sail and motor vessel training courses, including the MCA-recognized STCW BST course. The Superyacht Crew Academy also offers introduction to yachting classes, as well as deck crew, steward/ess, and chef certifications for entry-level crew and up. Please check their website for more information.
Crew Pacific
22 Minnie Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Tel: 61 (0)7 4041 7243
Fax: 61 (0)7 4041 3163
Email: training@crewpacific.com.au
Website: www.crewpacific.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/crewpacific
Please note Crew Pacific does not officially offer STCW courses at their school, but you can check their website or the various maritime schools they are affiliated with around Australia that conduct the AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority)-endorsed STCW BST course. Meanwhile, I include Crew Pacific on this list due to its strong connection to the megayacht industry. Crew Pacific has been in business since 2001 and provides crew to yachts throughout the world, both motor and sail. The school often has captains come in to teach components of its five- and eight-day deckhand and stew/deck courses. Crew Pacific also offers free career nights throughout Australia. Visit Crew Pacific’s website and click on the Crew Information tab, then select the Free Career Nights tab to learn more.

*Note that if taking the STCW training in Australia, you have a choice to enroll in an AMSA-endorsed or an MCA-endorsed BST course. An AMSA-endorsed STCW certificate is internationally recognized on both Australian and foreign-flagged yachts. Those holding an MCA-endorsed ticket can only obtain work on a foreign-flagged yacht, so this could decrease an individual’s chances of employment, because the schools and placement agents cannot put these candidates forward for jobs on superyachts within Australia. Please be sure to do your own research into this when choosing a school for STCW Basic Safety Training in Australia.