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.
MCA APPROVED IYT STCW TRAINING
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 (SSSS).
Your training at Superyacht Crew Academy 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.