Courses & Units

Tanker Familiarisation (Oil and Chemical) JVD187

This unit is a 2 day short course and may be delivered multiple times in each study period. In order to complete 6.25% load it should be combined with enrolment or credit in the following unit: JVD186 Tanker Familiarisation (Liquefied Gas) 3.00%


In the shipping industry in particular, the tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of tankers. This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation of a tankers by understanding the hazards and taking precautions to prevent them. Also this unit provides the basic knowledge to respond to various emergencies one may face on board ship including firefighting. This unit meet the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the current Maritime Training Package, STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments), and Regulation V/1, Table A-V/1-2-1 of the STCW code.


Unit name Tanker Familiarisation (Oil and Chemical)
Unit code JVD187
Credit points 3.25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Mr Neil Pereira
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
AMC MT Main Block 1 5/2/2024 13/6/2024 14/6/2024 16/6/2024
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

* 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

  • Recognise the properties and hazards associated with cargoes carried on oil and chemical tankers.
  • Follow safe operations and hazard control measures on oil and chemical tankers.
  • Apply ship to shore interface, pollution prevention, and emergency response procedures on oil and chemical tankers.

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 $290.00 $290.00 not applicable $809.90

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
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


AssessmentOnline exam (100%)
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