Proficiency in Elementary First aid

1.1          Scope

This course covers the mandatory minimum basic safety training requirements as set out in Regulation VI/1 Section A-VI/1 Para. & 2.2, Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW 1978 as amended.


1.2          Learning Objective

On successful completion of this course, participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.

1.3          purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to attend to first aid when required in an emergency.


1.4         COURSE Duration

                Total Duration = 15 hrs. 

1.5         Entry Standards / Learner staTUS

The course is open to:

  • Persons who are aged not less than sixteen (16) years old on the date of commencement of the course.


  • Candidates should have completed Secondary 5 level of Education



  • Persons who have completed an approved training programme as a Cadet or Rating


  • Participants shall be medically fit and should undergo a medical checkup by a SMSA approved medical practitioner and submit a medical report accordingly.