Superyacht Crew Academy

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The Superyacht Crew Academy was established in 2002, and is Australia’s leading Superyacht and maritime education provider. Providing training in a number of different fields, they are accredited to provide MCA-approved IYT international certification, as well as the Australian AMSA certification, which is required to work in Australia. The Superyacht Crew Academy operate entry level courses, including the internationally mandatory STCW95+10 Basic Safety Training, and Deckhand and Stewardess courses, through to the more advanced Master of Yachts and Celestial Navigation courses. AMSA courses, including General Purpose Hand, Coxswain, Master <24m, MEDII & MEDIII, are also offered as part of their curriculum.
Our Fastrack program is also held twice a year, training you from zero experience to the Superyacht Master of Yachts 200 ton Captain ticket in 11 weeks, for crew wanting to jump start their Superyacht careers.

It does not matter if you have years of boating experience behind you, or you have never set foot aboard a boat; the Superyacht Crew Academy can get you qualified, competent and job-ready to start your career in only a matter of weeks. The Academy will take you through all the relevant training and certification required to be totally capable, employable and a valuable crew member on board a Superyacht. All our courses are taught by highly experienced, certified trainers, who will provide you with the relevant skills and knowledge to excel in any role.

Obligation-free and cost-free Superyacht industry consultation is also available for anyone wishing to pursue a career onboard. Team members take you through all the details required to make an informed decision about your future one-on-one, and discuss the Superyacht industry, which career path would suit you best, and how to get started and settled in Australia or overseas.

With Superyacht and maritime training courses operating every 3 weeks throughout the year, the Superyacht Crew Academy is the best start in the Superyacht and maritime industries, wherever in the world that you choose.

STCW Training Centers

Superyacht Crew Academy have their training center located in Newport, NSW, Australia.

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Customer Reviews

Superyacht Crew Academy reviews as published on Google:

  • Izaak Smit

    Izaak Smit

    Average rating: a month ago

    NOT AMSA APPROVED OR RECOGNISED!!!
    It is very important to note that the STCW training provided by Superyacht Crew Academy is NOT recognised in Australia by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Whilst it can help you with a career in some countries outside of Australia, it is not recognised within Australia, rendering it more or less useless if you want a career here.

    I have just lost a great position within a company in Australia because my STCW certification is not valid. I can't understand why a training organisation in Australia would offer certification that isn't valid within it's own borders. Please consider this before enrolling with this organisation.

    When I explained the situation to them, and with them having known full well that I've come from the construction industry with no prior knowledge of the maritime industry, I was offered no compensation, instead I was told that I knew what I was signing up for which clearly I did not. I feel in my personal opinion that I was taken advantage of and after speaking to some of my other classmates I have confirmed that they were not aware either.
    Now we need to pay for and sit this course again with an AMSA approved rto to get our certifications recognised.

    On a side note, when we questioned why we hadn't received our LONG RANGE OPERATOR CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY (LROCP) 6 months down the track, we were informed that the exams hadn't even been submitted to the Australian Maritime College and I personally had to make my way back down to Sydney to sit the exam for the second time.

  • Gerhard Meiring

    Gerhard Meiring

    Average rating: 7 months ago

    SCA was excellent from registration through to wrapping up 2 and a half weeks of hands-on courses. The breadth of experience the instructors shared with the classes throughout the STCW, Deckhand and Powerboat courses was honest and realistically portrayed the industry and what to expect as a newcomer. Very much worth the cost for the practical experience gained from ex crew members themselves. Thanks team!

  • Tayla McIntyre

    Tayla McIntyre

    Average rating: 7 months ago

    Such an incredible experience with the most amazing and helpful instructors. Would highly recommend Superyacht Crew Academy to help you start your journey in this industry!

  • Cormac Brown

    Cormac Brown

    Average rating: a year ago

    Completed Master 200 Ocean with Superyacht worth every dollar spent. Cheers

  • Temperament Enterprise

    Temperament Enterprise

    Average rating: 2 years ago

    Did my MOY 200t limited here, excellent school, great instructors!

  • korhan ozakman

    korhan ozakman

    Average rating: February 8, 2018

    Very grateful for the team at super yacht crew academy ! From day one the support and guidance start to get you ready for an epic journey of adventure and personal growth in the industry.
    And still 8 months on the team help me and support me in the journey !
    Could not ask for a better academy to get the ball rolling .
    Much appreciated super yacht crew academy !
    Ahoy legends !!!!!

  • sam stevenson

    sam stevenson

    Average rating: November 26, 2017

    Had an amazing time at the Superyacht Crew Academy with amazing facilities, content and instructors. Berna & Sean went above and beyond to make sure we knew all the content and enjoyed ourselves - without them we would be useless. Never knew how much there is behind the scenes in the Superyacht industry but now that I've trained with SCA I feel 100% ready to start working and hopefully end up as a captain or engineer. Just finished my HSC and cant wait to head to Antibes early next year!

  • zac cheney

    zac cheney

    Average rating: April 4, 2017

    Really enjoyed the training, it was of the highest standard and very realistic! I recommend spending the extra money and doing the additional training ( deckhand and stew courses) as you learn so much more.

    Stuart and the entire team went above and beyond even allowing me and a few of the other deckhands to get some additional hours onboard the tenders after the course was completed.

    Within a day after the course I had day work and within a week had a job on board a yacht and had advice through the entire process.

  • Declan Verlin

    Declan Verlin

    Average rating: March 28, 2017

    Amazing training facility! The guys and girls made me and the others in my group feel like we were part of a little family during our time at the academy. Stuart went above and beyond to help me with my CV, knowledge and even gave me a few connections to find work over in Antibes!
    I'll be back for my Master of Yachts for sure!!!

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STCW Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
STCW95+10 Basic Safety Training