Prior to enrolment students are asked to view our Terms and Conditions, Policies and Guidelines below. Any student attending a course at Sea School International must accept the terms, conditions, policies, guidelines and safety procedures. Signing the enrolment form confirms that the terms, conditions and guidelines are read, understood and agreed to.
A flexible approach to delivery is offered to students depending on their work/life experience and individual needs. Students may attend the course on consecutive days or, they have an option to attend in 1 or 2 blocks over a period of time.
The enrolment form is the agreement between the student and the RTO. Students are required to sign this form as acceptance of Sea School International’s terms, conditions, policies and guidelines. There is a declaration that the terms and conditions of enrolment have been read and are accepted. This may take the form of:
Your course fees are due immediately after commencing the course unless an instalment payment plan has been negotiated. Applications for an instalment payment plan are based on individual circumstances and are not automatically granted.
Should you wish cancel your enrolment, please notify us at your earliest convenience and note that course deposits are an application fee and are NOT refundable.
Enrolment periods and course completion limits are intended to ensure the academic integrity of our courses and assist with the management of student enrolment and progression.
The maximum time allowed for completion of a Sea School award is two years from the date of course commencement. Extensions can be applied for in writing. See the Enrolment Period and Course Completion Policy.
If you wish to transfer your booking due to work, an emergency or other difficulties, we can arrange to have your booking changed to another date, course or person within a 12 month period, subject to availability. In this case, we ask that you give at least ten (10) working days’ notice.
Experienced people who have worked in the maritime industry and on vessels and/or hold any of the following qualifications they may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfer:
Sea School may offer a reduction in course duration to candidates if they are deemed to have significant knowledge, skills, experience and an appropriate work history.
Students may use the following evidence to support their RPL application:
The assessment tasks include oral questions, a variety of worksheets, multiple choice questions and practical activities conducted in a real or simulated environment to demonstrate competence.
If you are deemed ‘not yet competent’ in any of your assessments or you miss one of your assessments due to absence, you are given one more opportunity to re-sit your re-assessment event. Re-assessment will be undertaken using different assessment tools.
A trainer/assessor will meet with the student to discuss the following prior to booking a re-assessment event:
See the Not Yet Competent Policy
If you have a grievance about the results of an assessment task, please tell the assessor and he will review the assessment outcome with another assessor to clarify the decision of Not Yet Competent. You will be notified of the outcome within 14 days from the result date.
All appeals against assessment decisions are forwarded to the Director and will be considered in a timely manner within the guidelines of our policies and procedures.
See the Complaints and Appeals Policy
Students must meet all course requirements including the qualification of sea service prior to certification.
Sea School International is committed to providing equal opportunity to all students. We are mindful of the diversity of people in our classes and cater for this in our teaching and testing methods.
The Maritime industry requires students to have a literacy and numeracy skill level to effectively read, interpret and complete instructions and forms in English.
If you have difficulties in language, literacy and numeracy or you have a disability which may inhibit your ability to perform specific tasks, please inform us on your application to enrol so we can determine what assistance may be available to you.
A staff member will then ask questions to determine whether you:
As Sea School International runs short courses, we don’t have extensive support services for our students however, we want our students to succeed in their learning. If trainees are having difficulties, our trainers and assessors can provide the following types of learner support assistance:
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Just wanted to thank you and your staff at Sea School. I have over 20 years experience in the teaching profession and work closely with Macquarie Uni & UTS and I can certainly say that your methods of teaching were spot on.
Craig Mitchell, Managing Director, Sydney Harbour Bookings