STCW Ship Security Officer

Who should attend

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

Course highlights

Participants will be able to complete all duties required of a Ship Security Officer on commercial ships in complex non-routine situations as a member of a team and in sole charge.

The course meets the requirements of STCW Section A-VI/5 and SOLAS Chapter XI - 2, the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

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Duration Two days
Time 8am - 4pm
Study location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $578
International fees (NZD) $578
Course code 941.513
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 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 Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
  • Security requirements and security administration including drills, exercises and protection
  • Crowd management techniques
  • Emergency preparedness.

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

Note: Withdrawal period is 7 days prior to course start date for full refund.

Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.