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Elements of Shipboard Safety Brisbane – ESS

2 June @ 08:00 - 3 June @ 16:00 AEST

Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS Training)

Elements of Shipboard Safety

ESS Training


ESS training reflects the work required by people who wish to work on commercial vessels in Australian waters. You will need to complete the following shipboard safety units of competency as required by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

  • MARF027 – Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires onboard a vessel
  • MARF029 – Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft

ECA Maritime College offers you the ability to learn directly from experienced mariners. This means you will get the most up-to-date marine industry training and the opportunity to get access to a wealth of information usually only learned through years of experience.

We want you to be the best you can be, and have the knowledge and tools to help get you to get the job of your dreams.


  • Be at least 16 years when the certificate is issued


People interested in furthering their maritime career.


2 days – First Day attendance is online, the second day will be Scarborough Marine Rescue.


Day 1 – First day is in a virtual classroom covering all the theory components of the course, You will have homework that needs to be handed in at the beginning of the second day.

Day 2 – First past of the day will be firefighting, flare demonstrations and on board a vessel to see all the safety components of a commercially registered vessel. With the second half of the day in the swimming pool, bring a change of clothes as you must be fully clothed for the pool activity.

Please make sure you wear a long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, and enclosed shoes.


The ESS course is delivered over 2 days.

First day via Zoom,

Elements of Shipboard Safety - ESS


Course Structure  – Class Times – 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

(Please be on time, as class will start at 8.00 a.m.)   

What to bring on day 2

  • Sun protection 
  • Swimmers  
  • Towel 
  • Long-sleeved shirt & trousers 
  • Change of clothes 

To complete the practical assessments throughout the course you will be required to swim, extinguish fires, visit a commercially registered vessel and activate a handheld flare. Please let us know if you have any issues with any of these practical components of the course.



2 June @ 08:00 AEST
3 June @ 16:00 AEST


Scarborough Coast Guard Boat Ramp
Coast Gaurd Boat Ramp
Scarborough, QLD 4020 Australia
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