Courses & Units

Advanced Fire Fighting JVD210

Candidates should have completed JVD171 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.


The short duration unit of study is intended to provide the student with the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency to prepare them to take command and establish control of fire fighting activities on board a vessel.
In achieving the course outcomes the student will come to understand the requirement to prepare and train fire parties, maintain fire prevention procedures through the inspection, testing and fault reporting of equipment, and investigation and reporting and subsequent investigation of fire emergencies.


Unit name Advanced Fire Fighting
Unit code JVD210
Credit points 3.85
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Mr Anthony Beckett
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston AMC MT Main Block 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston AMC MT Main Block 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston AMC MT Post Block 4 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
AMC MT Main Block 1 30/1/2023 8/6/2023 9/6/2023 11/6/2023
AMC MT Main Block 3 12/6/2023 9/11/2023 10/11/2023 12/11/2023
AMC MT Post Block 4 13/11/2023 20/12/2023 23/12/2023 24/12/2023

* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Control firefighting operations onboard a vessel within a simulated environment.
  • Organise and train shipboard fire response parties in a simulated environment.
  • Inspect and service shipboard fire detection and or fire extinguishing equipment or systems in accordance with performance specifications and legislative requirements.
  • Conducting a shipboard fire investigation based on a simulation scenario.
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 $319.00 $319.00 not applicable $913.84

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

This short course is delivered via a combination of face to face classroom and face to face practical demonstration of skills learnt as follows:

2 x 7.75 days face to face classroom lectures at Newnham campus

2 x 7.75 days face to face practical demonstration of skills learnt at Bell Bay fire ground


AssessmentAT 2 Plan for Training Exercise (12.5%)|Assessment Task 1 (12.5%)|Assessment Task 3 (12.5%)|Assessment Task 4 (12.5%)|Assessment Task 5 (12.5%)|Assessment Task 6 (12.5%)|Assessment Task 7 (12.5%)|Assessment Task 8 (12.5%)
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