SAT Course Overview

Security Awareness Training course overview

Full Title of The Course: Security Awareness Training STCW Reg VI/6 and Code Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4, Table A-VI/6-1 and Transport and Logistics Maritime Training Package MARF003

Aim of the Course: To provide a means by which students can gain the required knowledge, skills and competencies in Security Awareness.

Objectives of the Course: To provide students with the required knowledge, skills and competencies in Security Awareness required of all crew working on an Australian registered passenger vessel or other trading vessel of 500GT.

This course is divided into three modules with a final assessment.


The final assessment will be issued to you following 100% completion of the all three course modules.  It will have a similar level of difficulty to the test questions found throughout the course material.  If you score:

  • 100% : you will be assessed as competent and be issued with your certificate.
  • between 70-100%: one of our instructors will contact you for a debrief to discuss any questions that were incorrectly answered.  Following a successful oral assessment by telephone and if you are assessed as competent as a result of this additional assessment, a certificate will be issued.
  • under 70%: you will be contacted by an instructor for a debrief and required to undergo a second and different final written assessment.


If at any stage you require assistance with the course material, you can contact one of our friendly instructors by email or by phone. If we cannot respond immediately we will get back to you as soon as possible but certainly within one working day.

Module 1.

In this module we:

  • look at important considerations in Maritime Security and why this course is  required as part of the AMSA approved Certificate of Safety Training.
  • identify different threats to maritime security and discuss these in an Australian context.
  • discuss how each person working in the maritime environment has a responsibility and is able to contribute to maritime security.

Module 2.

In this module we:

  • introduce the ISPS code and take a closer look at the code and corresponding Australian maritime security legislation.
  • discuss key concepts contained in the ISPS code and Australian maritime security legislation.
  • identify the roles and responsibilities of key players such as the IMO, Governments, shipping companies, masters and more.

Module 3.

In this module we:

  • examine the three maritime security levels and identify how security actions for ships and ports change at:
    • maritime security level 1 (normal security level)
    • maritime security level 2 (heightened threat level)
    • maritime security level 3 (threat is probable or immanent).
  • look at typical security procedures and contingency plans used by security regulated ports and ships
  • identify how criminals overcome (or circumvent) common security measures
  • identify the importance of correct reporting in maritime security
  • examine the requirement for security drills, exercises and training.