Courses & Units

Maritime Safety JND503




On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate the main elements of a generic safety assessment;
  • Describe the structure and functions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the context of maritime safety
  • Explain the purpose and function of the major IMO legal instruments regulating maritime safety including the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the Loadlines Convention and the International Regulations for Avoiding Collisions at Sea (COLREGS);
  • Discuss the role of the IMO and its membership in the elaboration of the major IMO legal instruments and summarise the process for amending and updating these;
  • Describe and evaluate the role of Australian and other maritime administrations in regulating maritime safety and implementing relevant international instruments.


Unit name Maritime Safety
Unit code JND503
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring

Dr Reza Emad

Teaching staff

Mr Siamack Yousofi

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,493.00 099999

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Teaching Pattern

Distance Education only


Three individual assignments by coursework, e.g:

An essay

A case study

An investigation/small scale research project

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