Superyacht Courses

Superyacht Courses
Galileo Maritime Academy is the premier superyacht crew training centre in the Asia Pacific region and is the only such facility accredited and approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to issue MCA Certificates of Competence to seafarers. Galileo provides a wide range of superyacht crew courses for entry level and advanced crew from its' luxury residential crew centre, marine fire fighting facility, 3m deep olympic pool, culinary arts school and on board its' training yachts and tenders at sea in beautiful Phang Nga Bay and on two superyachts based in Phuket's four large-yacht marinas.

Galileo's mission is also to place every graduate in great superyacht jobs around the world and this is what we regularly achieve. Our STCW and STCW-R updating courses as well as our skills and service CoC courses all include a personalised job placement service and ongoing career support. There is no better way to move into or up in the superyacht industry than with Galileo because captains and owners know they can trust us to provide properly trained and MCA certified crew of the highest quality and character. 

Come join us in amazing Phuket – the hub for fine superyachtin Asia.

Deckhand (DKH) Course

The Deckhand (DKH) Course is offered in two parts:

Deckhand Skills, for 9½ days:This part is designed to enable the student to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht deckhand.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, for 5½ days:

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. This part is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Steward / Stewardess (STS) Course

The Steward / Stewardess (ST) Course is offered in two parts:

Steward / Stewardess Onboard Skills and Seamanship Skills, for 9½ days:This part is designed to enable the student to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht steward / stewardess and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht steward / stewardess.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, for 5½ days:

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. This part is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Deckhand - Steward / Stewardess (DSS) Course

The Deckhand - Steward / Stewardess (DSS) Course is offered in two parts:

Deckhand - Steward / Stewardess Onboard Skills and Seamanship Skills, for 9½ days: This part is designed to enable the student to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht deckhand - steward / stewardess and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht deckhand - steward / stewardess.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, for 5½ days:

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. This part is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Chief Steward / Chief Stewardess (CSS) Course

The Chief Steward / Chief Stewardess (CSS) Course is offered in one part:

Chief Steward / Chief Stewardess Onboard Skills and Seamanship Skills, for 15 days: This part is designed to enable the student to be certified in the advanced onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht chief steward / stewardess and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht chief steward / stewardess.

Basic Thai / Asian Fusion Culinary (BTA) Course

The Basic Thai / Asian Fusion Culinary (BTA) Course is offered in two parts:

Basic Thai / Asian Fusion Culinary Skills and Seamanship Skills, for 9½ days: This part is designed to enable a steward, stewardess or other suitably knowledgeable and experienced student to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht cook in basic Thai / Asian fusion cuisine and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht cook.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, for 5½ days:
STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. This part is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Advanced Thai / Asian Fusion Culinary (ATA) Course

The Advanced Thai / Asian Fusion Culinary (ATA) Course is offered in one part:

Advanced Thai / Asian Fusion Culinary Skills and Seamanship Skills, for 21 days: This part is designed to enable a superyacht chef or other suitably knowledgeable and experienced student to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht chef in advanced Thai / Asian fusion cuisine and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht cook.

Basic Western Culinary (BWC) Course

The Basic Western Culinary (BWC) Course is offered in two parts:

Basic Western Culinary Skills and Seamanship Skills, for 9½ days:This part is designed to enable a steward, stewardess or other suitably knowledgeable and experienced student to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht cook in basic Western cuisine and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht cook.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, for 5½ days:

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. This part is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Advanced Western Culinary (AWC) Course

The Advanced Western Culinary (AWC) Course is offered in one part:

Advanced Western Culinary Skills and Seamanship Skills, for 21 days: This part is designed to enable a superyacht chef or other suitably knowledgeable and experienced student to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to become a confident, competent and qualified superyacht chef in advanced Western cuisine and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht chef.

Chef’s Land to Sea Transition (LST) Course

The Chef’s Land to Sea Transition (LST) Course is offered to very experienced chefs, in two parts:

Chef’s Land to Sea Transition Considerations and Seamanship Skills, for 9½ days:

This part is designed to enable a highly qualified / very experienced land-based chef to be certified in the onboard role, responsibility and skills necessary to transition into becoming a confident, competent and qualified superyacht chef and to learn the basic seamanship skills required of a superyacht chef. Whilst it is not necessary for a very experienced chef to learn how to be a chef, it is necessary to learn how to work as a chef on a superyacht, due to the unique environment found on superyachts. 

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, for 5½ days:

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. This part is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course

The 1-day Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course has been designed for all seafarers and all security personnel engaged on vessels where that seafarer has a designated security duty and it is mandatory for an armed security or an unarmed security team member to be part of a Maritime Security Team. 

The course gives participants an in-depth understanding of the background of the international maritime security framework and its various security responsibilities and comprehensive information on the ship maritime security levels 1 to 3. The course incorporates with the Proficiency in Security Awareness of the STCW Convention and Code and also includes Anti-Piracy Awareness Training.

Crowd Management Training (CMT) Course

The 1-day Crowd Management Training (CMT) Course provides practical knowledge for dealing with large or small groups of people, passengers or crew, in emergencies or stressful situations. 

The course covers the important rules for effective crowd management and explains the various factors affecting human behaviour in emergency or stressful situations. 

This course is designed for crew with any duty that involves assisting passengers or crew in crowded conditions, emergencies or an evacuation of a vessel or offshore installation.

Medical First Aid at Sea (MFA) Course

The 4-day Medical First Aid at Sea (MFA) Course is the intermediate medical course after the basic course of elementary first aid. It is recommended for crew working on board superyachts, cruise ships, merchant ships and oil / gas rigs. 

The course covers the provision of medical first aid on board a ship and will give in depth knowledge and practical experience of how best to treat a patient, using the kit and equipment available on board all properly equipped vessels.

Proficiency in Crisis Management and Human Behaviour (CMHB) Course

The 1-day Proficiency in Crisis Management and Human Behaviour (CMHB) Course is appropriate for all officers and decision makers who have responsibility for managing the response to a crisis or emergency situation.  

The course focuses on the safety of passengers and crew on board, the effective management of human behaviour factors during a crisis and how to maintain effective communications throughout an emergency situation. The outcome of this training is to enable a crisis situation to be effectively managed with minimum loss, low levels of stress and panic and successful actions.

ISPS Maritime Security Audit (MSA) Course

The 3-days ISPS Maritime Security Audit (MSA) Course is specially designed for maritime safety professionals, ship owners, ship management specialists and marine consultants with designated security audit roles and responsibilities in the maritime industry. 

The course is a combination of the ISPS compliance requirements and familiarization with internal security audit and verification requirements. The course will provide knowledge to develop a practical approach to the interpretation of the ISPS Code and expertise in the application of auditing services to the maritime industry. The course aims to explain and reinforce the requirements of the ISPS Code and strengthen your communication skills and performance as an auditor.

ISPS / MCA Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course

The 3-days ISPS / MCA Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course is an essential course for those who are, or wish to be, employed as the person responsible for providing protective security on a commercial vessel, offshore installation or a superyacht. 

The course is designed for experienced crew who may take on the role of Ship Security Officer and may therefore need to deal with any kind of security threat or safety problem and manage the preparedness of the entire crew for an effective response to such a situation. The course includes anti-piracy and anti-terrorism modules and follows the MCA and ISPS Code requirements.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training 

The complete STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training (STCW) Course is offered in five modules over 5½ days. Galileo also offers, by special arrangement, each of the five modules individually. 

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. 

The STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Course is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. 

Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Elementary First Aid (EFA) Module

This module is a mixture of theory and practical sessions offering essential knowledge on how to respond to the most common emergencies on board including burns and scalds, broken bones, bleeding and shock, as well as learning CPR, different bandaging methods, how to move a patient and how to improvise when there is no equipment available.

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) Module

This module deals with the necessary precautions to minimise the risk of fires aboard ship. It examines how fires are caused and the first means of extinguishing them. The course includes practical training in the use of fire-fighting equipment and the use of breathing apparatus for fire fighting and rescue.

Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Module

This module provides knowledge of essential prevention and survival techniques, including theory and practice sessions, investigating causes of distress, knowledge and use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival, personal survival skills and use of search and rescue organisations. Exercises are carefully supervised and can be undertaken by non-swimmers.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) Module

This classroom based module provides basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention, familiarizing novice crew with employment and working conditions onboard.

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Module

This module is for crew who do not have designated security duties, but must still be aware of key security issues, such as: threats to the maritime transport industry, maritime security definitions, security roles and responsibilities, company and ship security requirements, security threat levels and security measures and procedures.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Refresher (STCW-R) Course

The STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Refresher (STCW-R) Course, offered over 1½ days, is mandatory to be taken every five years for all seafarers who have already undergone the complete STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Course. The Refresher Course meets the requirements of the STCW familiarisation and basic safety training update in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW code. 

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. 

Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Inclusions: 
  • Everything in Phuket, for the duration of your course.
  • Transfers to / from Phuket International Airport on 15 day course.
  • Luxury campus accommodation in a Thai-style pool villa.
  • Delicious food and beverages for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expert tuition: on-land at Galileo Maritime Academy and Galileo Fire Ship.
  • Course notes, materials and uniform. 
  • Graduation certificate.  
Exclusions: 
Your flights to and from Phuket are not included in the course fee and must be arranged and paid for by yourself, to suit the dates of the course you enroll in.

Things to Bring:
Please ensure to bring the following items to your course:
  • Documents - copy of front page of your passport; copy of your identity card, if applicable.
  • Notes Taking - laptop computer; minimum 8GB USB flash drive; pens and paper notebook.
  • Clothes - two / three shorts (beige / white); flat soft shoes (beige / black / white); flip flops; swimming suit; sunglasses; outfit for special evening occasions.   
  • Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shaver, etc.
  • Medical Kit - if required.  
For information on available course dates and registration please email info@GalileoMaritimeAcademy.com  or call +66-90-490-7443.
Available Course Dates
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