Courses & Units

Security Awareness JVD174

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This online short course unit is an integral component of mandated competencies required by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Australia’s national maritime safety regulator. Providing the skills and knowledge required to recognise and report security threats and applies to deck and engine workers working in the maritime industry requiring a Certificate of Safety Training. *It should be noted that after a seafarer obtains a Security Awareness Training endorsement from AMSA, there is no need for refreshment or revalidation of this training if the seafarer meets the security-related familiarisation requirements of STCW regulation VI/1 and participate in the drills and exercises required by the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code.


Unit name Security Awareness
Unit code JVD174
Credit points 1.2
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Mr Daniel McCowen
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online AMC MT Main Block 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online AMC MT Main Block 3 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
AMC MT Main Block 3 17/6/2024 14/11/2024 15/11/2024 17/11/2024
AMC MT Main Block 1 5/2/2024 13/6/2024 14/6/2024 16/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Outline maritime security procedures, reporting, and plans on board a ship or in port facilities
  • Describe relationships between security levels and ship or port operations

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031705 $107.00 $107.00 not applicable $299.04

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

Self-pace STCW coursework facilitated through MyLO learning platform. Students can expect to take 2 to 6 hours to complete. 

AssessmentBoarding a Vessel Assessment (50%)|Security Awareness Training Assessment (50%)
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