Besides qualifications and experience in their core disciplines – such as hospitality, hairdressing, personal training, nursing, etc., – cruise ship applicants must complete the ‘Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping’ (STCW) pre-sea training. It is a requirement of the SAMSA Code of the international STCW Convention for anyone seeking employment on a commercial ship, ferry, cruise ship or superyacht.

SAMTRA offers a complete package of the required training courses for South Africans, who are English speaking and known for their hospitality, friendly disposition and can-do attitude.

The STCW 2010 standard for seafarers includes the following:

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) (A-VI/1-4)
Personal Survival Techniques (PST) (A-VI/1-1)
Elementary First Aid at Sea (A-VI/1-3)
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (A-VI/1-2)
Security Awareness (A-VI/6-1)
Ship Security Officer (A-V/5)
Crisis Management and Human Behaviour (A-V/2)
Crowd Management and Passenger Safety (A-V/2-1&2)
Wellness at Sea

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Training Solutions

In addition to training solutions products and services such as simulator and professional short courses and custom solutions , SAMTRA also provides Training management and administration services to various shipping companies.
This service will be particularly attractive to companies who have no presence / representation in the country that wish to employ South Africans .

Pre-sea induction programmes and statutory compliance regimes including safety training, ENG1 Medicals, Wellness at Sea etc
Documentation including travel documents, training records etc.
Logistics – planning of vessel appointments (where requested), arrangements to join/leave vessels, sea time planning, etc.
Financial administration – budget compilation and expenditure control, payments to sub contracted service providers, training expenditure reconciliations and monthly reports to clients.

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