86 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake, 6163

Offshore Safety – Deck


This course is designed to provide training for prospective and existing Deck Officers responsible for watchkeeping on board Offshore Support Vessels (OSV), including Platform Supply Vessel, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel,Diving Supply Vessel, Construction and Seismic Survey Vessel.


Deck Cadets and Deck Officers entering the maritime industry and Certificated Deck Officers new to the offshore sector. The course is most suited to those with little or no experience in offshore operations.

Course Content

Course participants completing this course will assimilate theoretical knowledge and practical skills to support a range of OSV operations. The course covers the following aspects:

  • Offshore installation and support vessel types and operations overview.
  • Offshore Regulation, including flag state, AMSA Marine Orders, GOMO.
  • Safety Tools, including risk assessment, permit to work, toolbox meetings, stop work authority.
  • OSV specific stability requirements.
  • Operations inside safety zone; Person in Charge, watchkeeping and manning practices.
  • Introduction to OSV maneuvering; safe approach, weather monitoring, departure routes, modes of
    operation, redundancy.
  • Deck cargo operations; tubulars, heavy lifts, cargo securing, working near open stern, IMDG Code, dropped
  • Bulk Cargo operations; dry bulk and wet bulk, NLS, MARPOL and incident preparedness.
  • Vessel standby operations; personnel transfers, overside work, helicopter standby.
  • Conduct after action peer review of simulation cases/feedback.

Course Pre-requisites

Participants are to hold, or be undertaking training towards, a minimum of Deck Watchkeeper Certificate. Participants also may benefit from having some previous offshore experience. Other industry personnel will be considered on a case by case basis.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This course requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. Numeracy is required to calculate vessel stability, cargo capacities and pumping rates. The course is delivered in

Assessment & Competency Achievement

There is no formal assessment carried out at the completion of the course. 100% attendance and participation in the course is required. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Training on completion of the course.

Course Duration

4 Days:
Day 1 8:30am to 4:30pm Day 2 8:30am to 4:30pm
Day 3 8:30am to 4:30pm Day 4 8:30am to 3:00pm

Course Fee and Additional Service Costs

$5,770.00 + GST

This course fee includes lunch, and morning and afternoon tea at the center.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available on request from Perth Simulation Centre staff.