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To enter the Maritime industry you need a broad understanding of the types of vessels, career routes and options available. The schematics, on the left, show firstly the various categories (Level 1), under which you will find various types of vessels / industries which will then determine the qualification you undertake.

After selecting your desired category, you have the option to follow either a navigational route, which is for your Masters, Skippers and Deck Officers working on a bridge; or an engineering route, which is for your engineers in charge of all mechanical and maintenance divisions; and finally, ratings, which is normally your entry qualifications and can be split into deck, engineering or catering. The study routes, highlighted on the left in red, indicate the January 2018 study intake with SSTG.  All other qualifications below are on offer at the different SSTG Centres located in Cape Town, St Helena Bay and/or Port Elizabeth. More detailed information follows below.

Navigational Career Routes 2018

OPTION 1: Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch – ENTRY

Course Description: An Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch (OOW), also referred to as a Deck Officer, is assigned with the duties of watchkeeping and safe navigation of the ship’s bridge. While keeping a watch on the bridge he/she is the representative of the ship’s Master and has the total responsibility for the safe and efficient navigation of the ship. This program will prepare the learner for his/her Cadetship to obtain the sea service component and eventually qualify as a Deck Officer and sail as a 4th or 3rd Officer on foreign going vessels.

Duration:

  • Subjects at SSTG – approx. 10 Months
  • Ancillary courses – approx. 54 Days

Entry Requirements:

  • Grade 12 would be beneficial

Subjects Covered:

  • Chartwork
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Naval Architecture
  • Personnel Management and Ship Masters Business
  • Cargo Handling and Stowage
  • Marine Environmental Studies
  • Ship Manoeuvring and Handling
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Applied Marine Science and Maths

Ancillary Courses Covered:

  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Medical First Aid
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than FRB
  • Communications
  • Electronic Navigation Systems
  • Designated Security Duties
  • Able Seafarer Deck
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System

OPTION 2 : Skipper Port Operations – ENTRY

  • Master Near Coastal < 200GT
  • Master < 200GT
  • Mate Near Coastal < 500 GT
  • Mate < 500GT
  • Master Near Coastal < 500GT
  • Master < 500GT
  • Master Port Operations

Course Description: This course is designed to teach you to be in overall command of the vessel, having full responsibility for the crew, ship handling, cargo, passengers and the safety of the vessel. The Master manages the ship and all on-board administration and normally keeps the ships records; and is responsible for dealings with the shore authorities and ports on matters such as health and safety.

Duration:

  • Skipper Port Operations – approx. 30 days
  • Master Near Coastal < 200GT - approx. 35 days
  • Master < 200GT - approx. 50 days
  • Mate Near Coastal < 500 GT - approx. 70 days
  • Mate < 500GT - approx. 70 days
  • Master Near Coastal < 500GT - approx. 100 days
  • Master < 500GT - approx. 120 days
  • Master Port Operations – approx. 90 days

Entry Requirements:

  • English proficiency and SAMSA requirements

Learning Objectives:

  • Navigate vessel at a management level
  • Handle and stow cargo and / or catch (fish) at the management level
  • Manage shipboard operations and care for persons on-board
  • Conduct ship master’s business
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Applied Marine Science and Maths
  • Manage ship’s handling and manoeuvring
  • Manage shipboard security procedures and contingency plans
  • Develop and manage personnel

OPTION 3: Deck Officer Fishing – ENTRY

Course Description: This course will prepare the learner to safely perform a Navigational watch in Coastal Waters within the 200 Nautical Mile limit, as a Skipper/Deck officer of a Fishing vessel over 24 meters and under 24 meters (Limited). Unlimited Waters Command Caters for the Unlimited endorsement which will allow the holder to operate outside the 200 Nautical Mile mark (Unlimited). The course subjects will provide the learner with the necessary skills to act responsibly onboard the vessel and to effectively make decisions regarding the safety of the vessel, crew and environment during his/her Navigational watch. At the end of this course, learners will know how to safely operate a fishing vessel in Coastal Waters or the High Seas dealing with the crew, weather, emergencies and various other factors.

Duration:

  • Deck Officer Fishing< and > 24M – approx. 45 Days
  • Skipper Fishing < and > 24M – approx. 70 Days
  • Unlimited Waters Command – approx. 95 Days

Entry Requirements:

  • None

Learning Objectives:

  • Chartwork
  • Electronic Navigation System
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ship’s Power Plants
  • Personnel Management and Ship’s Master’s Business
  • Marine Environmental Studies
  • Ship Manoeuvring and Handling
  • Fishing Safety
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Maritime Communications
  • Advanced Fire fighting
  • Security Awareness

Engineering Career Routes 2018

OPTION 4: Officer in Charge of Engineering Watch – ENTRY

Duration:

  • Subjects at SSTG – approx. 4 Months
  • Subjects at TVET – approx. 3 Months per N-Level (depending on which subjects you need)
  • Workshop Training – approx. 6 Months at TVET
  • Ancillary courses – approx. 30 Days at SSTG

Duration:

  • Deck Officer Fishing< and > 24M – approx. 45 Days
  • Skipper Fishing < and > 24M – approx. 70 Days
  • Unlimited Waters Command – approx. 95 Days

Entry Requirements:

  • Grade 12 with Maths or N6 Engineering students

Subjects Covered:

  • Applied Marine Science (SSTG)
  • Naval Architecture (SSTG)
  • Ship Masters Business (SSTG)
  • Engineering Knowledge (SSTG)
  • N4 Engineering Science or N4 Mechanotechnics (TVET)
  • N3 Industrial Electronics (TVET)
  • N5 Power Machines (TVET)
  • N3 Engineering Drawings (At TVET)
  • N4 Electrotechnics or N3 Industrial Electronics (TVET)

Ancillary Courses Covered:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (SSTG)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (SSTG)
  • Medical First Aid (SSTG)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (SSTG)
  • Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than FRB (SSTG)
  • Able Seafarer Engine (SSTG)
  • Designated Security Duties (SSTG)
  • Workshop Skills Training (TVET)

OPTION 5: Marine Motorman Grade 2 (MM2) – ENTRY

  • Marine Motorman Grade 1 (MM1)
  • Marine Motorman Higher Grade (MM HG)

Course Description: MM2 will allow the holder to sail in the capacity of Chief Engineer on vessels with an engine capacity of under 350kw or Second Engineer on vessels under 1000kw. MM1 will allow the holder to sail in the capacity of Chief Engineer on vessels with an engine capacity of under 1000kw. The MM HG course will allow the holder to sail in the capacity of Chief Engineer on vessels with an engine capacity of over 750Kw but less than 2000Kw. To ensure that you acquire the skills to safely operate these vessels, we cover subjects including engineering knowledge, naval architecture and ship business support by practical demonstration.

Duration:

  • Marine Motorman Grade 2 – approx. 40 Days
  • Marine Motorman Grade 1- approx. 50 Days
  • Marine Motorman Higher Grade – approx. 90 Days

Entry Requirements:

  • None

Learning Objectives:

  • Engineering Knowledge
  • Production of electromotive force by chemical and magnetic means and electrical distribution systems
  • Principles and working of motor propelling and auxiliary machinery, including overhaul and repair work of a minor nature
  • Starting, reversing and maintenance of motor propelling machinery including gearboxes and controllable pitch propellers
  • Principles of 2 and 4 stroke engine cycles
  • Benefits of supercharging using mechanically and exhaust gas driven blowers
  • Action of thermometers, pyrometers, pressure gauges, voltmeters and ammeters
  • Temporary and permanent repairs in the event of a breakdown
  • Bilge and fuel pumping systems
  • Steering gears, refrigerating, hydraulic and pneumatic machinery
  • Properties of the various fuels and oil in use onboard vessels.
  • Boiler operation and safety. How to blow a gauge glass, check the burner and maintain water level
  • Safety Precautions against fire and explosion from oil or gas, and methods of dealing with an outbreak of fire
  • Naval Architecture including the basic requirements of ship stability including centre of gravity, stable, unstable and neutral equilibrium, the necessity of centre boards, compartments, watertight bulkheads and free surface effects of large volumes of water on trawl and factory decks, and precautions against flooding
  • Elementary business and MARPOL environmental protection
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Ship Masters Business

Application Process 2018

Should you be interested in enrolling for any of the courses listed above, please phone +27 86 137 0206 or +27 22 742 1297 or email your request through to infocpt@sstg.co.za and request the Expression of Interest form, alternatively, you can download this form on our website at www.sstg.co.za/2018gn Sea Safety Training Group (SSTG) has a Maritime Community Development Fund available to potential students requiring financial support with a variety of funding models available, dependent on your personal circumstances. Available documents to DOWNLOAD below…

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