STCW Courses

STCW Course Cape Town

STCW Basic Safety Training course is the legal minimum requirement for anyone looking for commercial work aboard vessels, including working on Superyachts and working on Cruise ships. Ocean Star Sailing Academy is the leading RYA accredited training facility in South Africa

If you are planning to work on a Superyacht, it is required that you complete the 11 Day STCW 10 course. The STCW 10 course/modules is valid for a period of 5 years. For pricing on the cost of our STCW Courses, contact us.

For offshore work such as working on oil rigs, you will need to complete the 11 Day STCW 10 course which includes  first Aid At Sea, marine firefighting, personal safety and social responsibility, personal survival techniques and proficiency in designated security duties

Our courses are recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as well as SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority)

Students stay on the boat during the multi-day practical courses in order to get a real feel for onboard living. A stipend for essentials (tea, coffee, cereal, milk, etc) is included in the course price. During the theory week and STCW, students have the option of staying at our Academy in the Waterfront.

For practical courses we ask that students bring a sleeping bag, towel, toiletries, change of clothes, and suitable wet weather gear. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also a good idea.

For the theory course students will need a 2B pencils, a pen, a notebook and where possible, their own Portland plotter and dividers (we can also loan to the student). We can also help with the purchase of any of these materials.

For STCW you will need your Passport or ID book on day one of your course. You will also need to wear old clothes for the fire fighting (MFF) element, for Personal Safety Training (PST) you will need swimwear, a towel and a set of clothes to get in the pool with.

PRACTICAL sailing courses start with a briefing at the school, 11 Portswood Road at 8.30am.
THEORY courses take place at the school and commence at 8.30am
STCW training takes place in the Cape Town foreshore, training starts promptly at 8.30am
STEWARDESS training takes place in Gordons Bay and/or Ocean Star Aailing Academy