A variety of options exist for training in South Africa. Institutions providing education range from universities offering tuition for degrees; academies and schools of education and training for seafarers.
Apart from the qualifications required to be an officer at sea or a qualified rating, seafarers also need to complete a number of safety related training courses before they work on a ship. These include:
• First Aid at Sea.
• Marine Fire Fighting.
• Security Awareness.
• Personal Survival Techniques.
Other requirements for boarding a ship include:
• Seafarer Medical.
• Letter of employment from the shipping company.
• A Seaman’s Book.
Institutions offering certificates, diplomas and degrees:
This information is provided as a reference only. SAIMI does not guarantee the accuracy nor the accreditation credentials of the institutions. It is still the learners responsibility to engage directly with the relevant institution to obtain the required information.
SAIMI will update this information as and when it becomes aware of any changes. Institutions and Training providers are welcome to send updates to us for inclusion on our website, subject to verification thereof.