Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (STCW A-III/5)
Dominica Maritime Administration
Approved Course Bundle
Commonwealth of Dominica
This course bundle includes the courses covering the required training for application for an endorsement as a Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch, in accordance with Section A-III/4 of the STCW Code*. The RFPEW course is also approved for 4 months of sea time, so only 60 days of sea service are required to qualify for the RFPEW endorsement per the STCW Code requirements. The program includes the following online courses, for which most require the completion of an onboard Training Record Book in order to satisfy the practical minimum competencies set forth in the STCW Code. STCW Basic Training is also required for formal endorsement by any Administration, and is offered by many schools around the globe, which is not included in this bundle, as the course requires a practical firefighting, first aid and water survival demonstrations that cannot be completed onboard:
Upon completion, you will receive training certificates for all three courses in the program.
1. Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (requires onboard practical assessments) *
(STCW Table A-III/4)
This online courses meets the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in table A-III/4 STCW Code for the function Marine Engineering at the Support Level.
This syllabus covers the requirements of Chapter III of the STCW Convention and Section A-III/4 of the STCW Code. This functional element provides the detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to Marine Engineering at the Support Level.
The online course covers the background knowledge and practical work to support:
- contributing to a safe engineering watch;
- communicating with the officer of the watch
- using internal communication systems;
The course will also satisfy 4 of the 6 months minimum sea-time requirements for certification as a Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch.
2. Maritime Security Awareness MSA Online Course - Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code, as amended
This course provides participants with the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS '74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code, as amended.
*Approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration, Office of Marine Personnel.
* Currently approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica. A written examination may be required by the Flag State Administration as part of their licensing protocols.