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The World Sailing and Australian Sailing Safety & Sea Survival Course
Self Paced e-learning
The course is ideal for recreational and racing skippers and crews who may encounter rough weather and problems at sea. At the end of this course, you will know the safety equipment carried on small boats and the seamanship techniques needed to survive at sea in heavy weather.
It is required 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. You must achieve a minimum of 20 out of 25 correct answers to pass the exam. If you are unsuccessful 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 centre, where you will be completing your wet drills.
The practical wet drills and flare demonstrations must be completed within 12 months of passing the e-Learning and exam. If you plan to participate in a wet drill, you can check the pricing and availability of the wet drills on the link below before enrolling in this e-learning course.
Your Sea Safety & Survival Certificate will be issued on the completion date of the practical wet drills and by the accredited Australian Sailing centre where you complete the wet drills. Your wet drills are separate from this course and are paid directly with the Australian Sailing accredited centre where you complete them.
A current list of wet drills in Australia is available from within the course and via this link.
The Australian Sailing Training Centres listed below may have more dates not yet published for booking. You can contact them directly to check your area.
New South Wales: Pacific Sailing School - Sydney & Newcastle
Queensland: Mainstay Sailing - Airlie Beach, 27 South - Brisbane
Victoria: Yachtmaster Sailing School - Melbourne
Tasmania: Tasman Adventures - Hobart
Western Australia: Fremantle Sailing Club