Port Facility Security Officer

Who should attend

The course is designed specifically for individuals who wish to gain more knowledge in their current maritime security field, or wish to move into maritime security as a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO).

Course highlights

Participants will be able to complete all duties required of a Port Facility Security Officer in ISPS-designated port facilities, including the development, implementation, revision and maintenance of the port facility security plan and liaison with ship security and company security officers.

This course meets the requirements of SOLAS Chapter XI - 2, the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Monday 27 November – Wednesday 29 November 2023

Duration Three days
Time 8am - 4pm
Study location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Study method In-class
Domestic fees $735 (approx.)
International fees (NZD) NZD$735 (approx.)
Course code 941.515
Offered by School of NZ Maritime

Entry requirements

Ship Security Officer & Port Facility Officer courses are taught in conjunction.

  • Students who attend the 2-day Ship Security Officers (SSO) Course are eligible to obtain Company Security Officer (CSO) as an additional certificate.
  • Students who attend the 3-day Port Facility Security Officers (PFSO) Course are eligible to obtain additional certificates covered within the PFSO course i.e. Ship Security Officer (SSO) and/or Company Security Officer (CSO).

Please notify the New Zealand Maritime School City Campus reception at the time of your enrolment as there is an additional charge of $25 per certificate.

Course structure

This course includes:

  • Introduction to International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS)
  • Roles of Company Security Officer (CSO) and Ship Security Officer (SSO)
  • Security requirements and security administration including drills, exercises and protection
  • Crowd management techniques
  • Emergency preparedness.

For more information, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 4 August 2023. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.