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Interior Yacht Crew Training Schools in Australia and South Africa

Following is a list of all interior-crew training schools in Australia and South Africa. I note which schools are currently PYA GUEST-approved, as well as which ones offer advanced courses for your future training.

Training SchoolsDescription
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
Twitter: @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.
Australian Superyacht Crew (PYA GUEST)
James Craig Road
Rozelle, Sydney, Australia 2038
Tel: 61 (0)2 9818 2024
Website: www.superyachtcrew.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/superyachtcrew
Twitter: @AuYachtCrew
Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment & Training are professional Sydney-based yacht-crew recruiters placing quality crew on superyachts and megayachts worldwide. The school enjoys recognition and full accreditation through the PYA GUEST program to offer its steward/ess training courses. Please see their website for more information.
Also offering crew placement services, Superyacht Crew Academy is another training school to watch on Twitter: @AuYachtCrew.
Superyacht Crew Academy (also offers Advanced Courses)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Newport Anchorage Marina
79-81 Beaconsfield St.
Newport, NSW 2106, Australia
Tel: 61 (0)2 9979 9669
Fax: 61 (0)2 9979-3463
Websites: www.superyacht-crew-academy.com and www.clubsail.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/superyacht
The Superyacht Crew Academy, a division of Club Sail and also listed back in the STCW training school listing, is a Maritime Institute offering International Yacht Training (IYT) for both professional and recreational yachtsmen and women. The Superyacht Crew Academy offers introduction to yachting classes, as well as deck crew, steward/ess, and chief certifications for entry-level crew and up.

The Superyacht Academy’s five-day Steward/ess Superyacht Interior Crew Training Course is an orientation for students new to the industry of yachting teaching interior and seamanship skills. The course is five days of very hands-on, practical ,and theory classes. At Superyacht Crew Academy, crew train in their roles in a “simulated superyacht environment” interacting with each other onboard during the seamanship and RIB small power boat portions. Days 3-5 of the stew training includes Silver Service, Interior detailing, laundry/valet, napkin-folding ,decorating tables, and floral arrangements. Day 5 includes other services, such as wine appreciation, bartending, and cocktails.
Super Yachting South Africa (PYA GUEST & Advanced Courses)
Pier House, 10th Floor, Ste. 1001
13–17 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town 8000
Tel: Isobel Odendaal: 27 82 558 9400
Main enquires: 27 72 419 5457
Website: www.stewardessonthego.co.za and www.sysa.co.za/pya-stew-course
Facebook: www.facebook.com/superyachtingsouthafrica
Super Yachting South Africa is one of two South African training facilities to enjoy full international accreditation from the PYA or Professional Yachting Association. Their courses follow PYA guidelines and certificates are recognized. They also offer other types of introductory-level training as well as advanced courses for stews. - See more at: http://www.workonayacht.com/index.php/resources/interior-crew-training/interior-yacht-crew-training-schools-australia-and-south-africa/#sthash.xfEAZLO8.dpuf
SuperCrew Training (PYA GUEST)
11 Bay Avenue
Gordons Bay 7140
Cape Town, Western Cape
Tel: 27 79 591 5314
Website: www.supercrew.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuperCrewGordonsBay
Super Crew is one of two South African training facilities to enjoy full international accreditation from the PYA or Professional Yachting Association. Their courses follow PYA guidelines and certificates are recognized. And if you book your STCW BST course through their partner school, Maritime Medicine, you receive a R200 discount. - See more at: http://www.workonayacht.com/index.php/resources/interior-crew-training/interior-yacht-crew-training-schools-australia-and-south-africa/#sthash.xfEAZLO8.dpuf