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From foundational skills in vessel operations to advanced marine engineering techniques, we cover the entire spectrum of maritime training.

Seafood & Aquaculture

Dive deep into specialised courses tailored for seafood & aquaculture professionals, ensuring sustainable and efficient practices.


ASD tug training for safe and efficient tugboat operations, from basic handling to complex escort and towage techniques.

Maritime and Safety Training in Picturesque Newcastle

Since 1985, Maritime & Safety Training NSW has been your trusted source of a wide range of quality training services. If you’re in the seafood or maritime industry, we’re here to get you the knowledge and experience you need to further your career.

We deliver all of our commercial deck maritime courses via hybrid learning as well as face-to-face learning at our Newcastle training facility.

Hybrid learning allows you to participate in the theory components of our courses via our virtual classroom.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority regulates Maritime & Safety Training NSW, and as a result, we deliver nationally recognised training in every State and Territory across Australia.

Why Choose Maritime & Safety Training NSW?

Australia’s Longest Running Maritime Training Body Since 1985

Trusted By Government and Industry

Peak Body Training Provider - Industry-Owned And Operated

NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised Training:
Empowering Your Maritime Journey

Maritime & Safety Training NSW is proud to be a registered provider for the NSW Smart and Skilled subsidised training initiative. This initiative aims to bolster the NSW skills and training sector, providing subsidised course placements.

Whether you’re a young individual, job seeker, First Nations person, or fall under the other categories highlighted by the initiative, there’s an opportunity for you to gain vital skills at an affordable rate. Many of our courses are eligible for subsidy under this program.

Servicing Port Stephens, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, Sydney and Australia-wide.

Harnessing State Of The Art Technology

Maritime & Safety Training NSW remains at the forefront of innovation, investing in cutting-edge technologies to offer a world-class training experience:

Immersive Training with Harbourside Views

1st class face-to-face training facilities in an authentic harbourside location, capturing 1st class views of operating commercial vessels.

Advanced Vessel Operation Simulator

Our state-of-the-art training simulator offers an immersive experience for those learning to operate commercial vessels. Designed to mimic real-world scenarios closely, the simulator provides trainees with a hands-on approach to navigating various maritime challenges.

Virtual Reality (VR) Training Techniques

Several of our training programs incorporate the latest Virtual Reality (VR) technology. With our innovative VR headsets, participants can, for instance, learn how to use a fire extinguisher in a realistic yet controlled environment.

Remote Virtual Classrooms

Recognising the need for flexible learning solutions, Maritime & Safety Training NSW has integrated remote training capabilities using Zoom. Our virtual classroom approach ensures that participants receive top-tier instruction without location constraints.

On Course To Zero: Maritime & Safety Training NSW's Commitment

Maritime & Safety Training NSW is steadfast in achieving zero fatalities in the maritime industry. We can substantially reduce risks and prevent tragic incidents through rigorous, up-to-date training and continuous improvement.

Our training programs are designed to impart essential skills and knowledge, ensuring that maritime professionals operate with the utmost safety and competence.

Our vision is clear: a maritime industry where safety is paramount, and everyone is well-prepared to meet the challenges ahead.

Featured Courses

Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal

Rigorous training on navigation and leadership for vessels up to 24 metres near coastal waters. Ensures operational compliance and safety.

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Focused on marine engineering, this course covers engine operation, maintenance, and safety, adhering to industry standards.

General Purpose Hand Near Coastal

Imparts knowledge on deck duties and safety in near coastal operations. Prepares participants to fulfil diverse on-board roles.

Elements of Shipboard Safety

An in-depth overview of safety protocols, risk assessment, and emergency strategies, aligned with international maritime safety standards.

Provide First Aid

Structured first aid training tailored for maritime environments, equipping personnel for medical emergencies in line with best practices.

Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal

Focuses on vessel operations and navigation in near coastal waters. Emphasises regulatory compliance and maritime safety.

Australian Government’s preferred provider of
Seafood & Maritime Training for 38 years.

What Out Valued Clients Say

"I recently completed the Certificate III in Maritime Operations at Maritime Safety Training. The instructors are knowledgeable, and the facility at Newcastle is top-notch. I feel much more confident in my skills now."
Michael L.
"Maritime Safety Training is not just another training institute. They genuinely care about imparting quality education and ensuring that every student is well-prepared for the maritime world."
Carlos V.
"The training I received for my coxswain licence was thorough and practical. Maritime Safety Training's commitment to safety and quality training is evident in every session."
Nina S.

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