General Purpose Hand (Deckhand)
Duration: 5 weekdays or 2 weekends
All you need to know about this course can be found in our
GPH Course Information Booklet
or AMSA Guidance Notes.
Enrol now for our regular weekday course or our new weekend courses.
Why choose us
Our mission is to provide exceptional maritime training that creates real employment outcomes for our students.
- We train on the water
Both our campuses
are conveniently located close to waterways so you can walk out of the classroom and onto a vessel for practical, on-board training.
- You can study full-time or part-time
You have the choice to study your course all in one go or do it in blocks of time so it’s convenient for whenever you can get the time off work. Talk to us
and we’ll make a plan that works for you.
- Pay as you go with flexible payment plans
You can pay your course fees in full or by instalments over the term of your course duration.
- We have a Job Register
When you graduate you’ll be automatically added to our Job Register and emailed when positions become vacant in the industry, providing you opportunities for part-time and full-time work.
- We have more course intakes
are scheduled every month in Sydney and bi-monthly in Tweed Heads
We also offer the option to complete your course in two or more blocks of learning over a period of time, so you’re always able to fit a course in around your work commitments.
- Trainers are experienced seafarers
Our trainers are experienced seafarers and industry experts. Class sizes are small and courses tailored to the group, so you receive individualised, expert attention to help you get through your course.
- Weekend courses available
If you’re too busy to escape the busy work week, then give us a call
about studying on weekends.
- Under new management since 2013
Since taking over Sea School, we’ve had over 400 graduates successfully complete our courses. We are an AMSA
compliant, quality-driven RTO that offers you the best training and career pathways.
Train as a Deckhand and undertake a wide range of maritime work
on land or at sea in communications, seamanship, logistics, tourism and hospitality;
help rebuild a marina or discover your potential with an environmental group.
With further training and experience you could become a ship's master.
- A General Purpose Hand (GPH) will be least 16 years of age and must
successfully complete basic shipboard safety and sea survival training
to work as a professional crew member.
- As a general hand, you will assist the master, engineer and owner in the working of a commercial vessel.
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