• 1 Lesson

    STCW Elementary First Aid pre-course programme

    DESCRIPTION This course is intended to provide the knowledge required to enable personnel to apply common first aid and first aid in life threatening situations…
  • 1 Lesson

    STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting pre-course programme

    DESCRIPTION This course provides students with the knowledge to assess fire risks and use best practice to prevent on-board fires. You will need to complete…
  • 1 Lesson

    STCW Personal Survival Techniques pre-course programme

    DESCRIPTION This course aims to provide students with competence in personal survival techniques so that they will be able to survive at sea in the…
  • 1 Lesson

    Vessel Safety Reminders

    DESCRIPTION Operating a vessel whether commercial or recreational requires a wide depth of knowledge and experience gained over years. Some of us sat a Maritime…
  • 6 Lessons

    Responsible Fisher Passport

    DESCRIPTION There are so many requirements from the various regulations covering commercial fishing, so we understand it’s hard to get it right all the time.…
  • 4 Lessons

    Helicopter Rescue

    Working at sea is a hazardous occupation. You will operate in remote areas away from any usual health and emergency services such as medial staff, hospitals or fire and emergency departments. This means when something goes wrong it's all on you!

  • 4 Lessons


    Poor watch keeping is the main cause of vessel collisions around the world resulting in significant harm to people and the environment. For example, remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 in Alaska? Approximately 10.8 million US gallons were spilled into the Prince William Sound making it one of the world’s worst environmental disasters.

  • 4 Lessons

    Drug & Alcohol Awareness

    Drug and alcohol use is a problem in society. The risks associated with drug and alcohol use are higher in the seafood sector because of the nature of the work, for example, working in a harsh environment and often with many pieces of dangerous machinery. Drug and alcohol use must be managed in all workplaces, including in the seafood sector and each business/vessel must have a robust drug and alcohol policy in place.

  • 8 Lessons

    Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

    This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum standards of competence in personal safety and social responsibilities in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code, Table A-VI/1-4. The course is designed to prepare new recruits for life on a ship at sea where they will experience a vastly different living and working environment compared to that if they were living and working ashore. Working on a ship can be a hazardous occupation for the uninitiated.

  • 4 Lessons

    Staying ‘Ship Shape’-Wellbeing Training

    Working at sea may be a calling but we all know making a livelihood this way isn’t always easy. FirstMate New Zealand is an initiative set up for our seafood whānau, with seafood whānau, to provide all of us who work at sea with one-on-one support when we need it the most.

    MarineSAFE, working with FirstMate, have developed this module to help you stay 'ship shape'.

  • 1 Lesson

    Identify common parts, fittings and equipment on a vessel

    Online training for Unit Standard 12306 v5 What is the course about? The aim of this training is to tell you about the common parts,…
  • 4 Lessons

    Vessel Induction-New Crew

    There is a lot to learn on your first trip on a vessel.  This course aims to provide new crew with induction information on the terminology, hazards, risk management processes and emergency equipment on board and how to keep yourself safe until fully competent. MarineSAFE recommend that experienced crew also complete this module as a refresher for MOSS compliance.

  • 4 Lessons

    Fishing Operations-New Crew

    For new crew to gain a broad understanding of the fishing industry and the hazards involved with the 3 main types of fishing methods in New Zealand - Trawling, Long lining and Potting. The course will cover the tasks, equipment and hazards associated with each method, and the innovation and environmental protection strategies that have been developed by the New Zealand Fishing Industry. MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.

  • 4 Lessons

    Risk Management

    Managing risk on board a vessel has its own challenges and your ability to manage risk in response to a changing environment is key to ensuring you and crew stay safe. This course covers the legislative requirements and responsibilities for managing risk onboard. We look at the types of hazards that can cause harm and how you can identify, assess and manage these. MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.

  • 4 Lessons

    Wharf Safety

    Hazards are not just at sea, but also exist during land-based activities. Wharfs are often challenging places to work as you will be working with other parties and around moving machinery. This course will help you to understand the hazards and mitigation controls associated with getting on and off a vessel, and the general wharf loading/unloading safe work practices. MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.

  • 4 Lessons

    Knife Safety

    Knife Safety is extremely important onboard a commercial fishing vessel.  Knives are used extensively and its important you understand how to use your knife safely for all tasks in this challenging environment. The course covers the various tasks, types of knives used, how to handle, clean, and store your knife properly onboard. MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.

  • 4 Lessons

    Machine Safety

    Vessels have multiple high-risk machines onboard. People are cut, bruised, crushed or even killed in accidents involving machinery onboard a vessel.  It is a requirement that all crew working with or around machinery must be trained and aware of the risks and safety controls. This course provides an overview of the key hazards and the machine safety controls used to keep yourself and others safe. MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.


  • 4 Lessons

    Life Saving Appliances (LSA) & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Life Saving Appliances (LSA) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are critical for when Sh!t happens. This course will help you to identify the types of LSA and PPE onboard and how it should be used and maintained to ensure it is ready when you need it the most. MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.

  • 4 Lessons

    Manual Handling

    Fishing requires many manual jobs and is the leading cause of harm for ACC claims in this industry. This course covers ways to reduce your risk of a manual handling injury by learning how your body works and the techniques you can use when undertaking manual handling tasks onboard a commercial fishing vessel. MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.