About the Course
The Safety & Sea Survival Course is an essential learning program for anyone who takes to the sea. The course delivers up-to-date information and current techniques for survival situations including crew overboard emergencies and abandoning ship.
This e-learning course, combined with the practical wet drills, constitutes a 2-day course under the World Sailing and Australian Sailing SSSC requirements.
This is an online course. After you have enrolled, we will send your login details. The SSSC e-learning course takes around 6 hours to complete. The content is structured so you can review the material as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable. Your course access remains open for the full 12-months even once you have passed the end-of-course assessment.
Personal Safety Equipment
Liferafts & Abandoning Ship
Care & Maintenance of Safety Gear
Preparation & Planning
Crew Overboard Prevention & Recovery
Hypothermia, Cold Shock & First Aid
Search & Rescue Organisation
Fire Precautions & Firefighting
Emergency Communications & Pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnics & Signalling Gear
The World Sailing and Australian Sailing Safety & Sea Survival Course
It is a requirement to complete the course material and supporting questions and then pass a multiple-choice question exam, which is included at the end of the e-learning course. To pass the exam you must achieve a minimum of 20 out of 25 correct answers. If you are not successful with your first attempt at sitting the exam you are allowed to review the course materials and sit the exam a second time.
On completion of the course and the theory exam, you will be provided with proof of completion to present at the Australian Sailing accredited SSSC training center where you will be completing your wet drills.
The practical wet drills and flare demonstrations must be completed within 12 months of completing the e-Learning and exam.
Get your Safety & Sea Survival Certificate
To achieve an Australian Sailing Safety & Sea Survival Certificate, you will need to complete the e-Learning course, pass the online theory exam, and then complete the practical wet drills.