Get Onboard Superyacht Academy

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Get Onboard Superyacht Academy South Africa has fast become the industry leader in the STCW course training in Cape Town, South Africa.

Our partner training facility is fully accredited by SAMSA and the MCA. 

The STCW course is the most afforable in Cape Town. The course runs every week and takes 11 days to complete. The course is made up of 5 modules.

What are the STCW training modules:

  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) - This STCW training prepares you for the day-to-day emergencies that may occur, safe working practices and understanding of basic employment and working conditions on board the yacht or cruise ship.
  • Elementary First Aid (EFA) - The competent learner will be able to perform the role of a first aider until advanced medical assistance arrives.
  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST) - This STCW course module teaches you the essential principles of sea survival and safety including: donning of lifejackets, launching of life rafts, evacuation and use of search and rescue tools.
  • Marine Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention - You will learn about fire prevention on board a yacht or ship and how to control firefighting operations onboard.
  • Designated Security Duties - This learning opportunity is designed for the training of all Seafarers’ onboard ships to which the ISPS code applies must carry the DSD certificate. In addition to the onboard security training, this is mandatory for ship personnel responsible for ship security, new security trainings have been made compulsory for all personnel employed or engaged on board ships.

The course fee includes refreshments and lunch as well as all course material required.

In addtion to the STCW course, we can assist with all your stewardess, deck, chef and engineering qualifications.

Contact us to book your spot today.

STCW Training Centers

Get Onboard Superyacht Academy have their training center located in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Ryan Polansky

    Ryan Polansky

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    I had a great experience dealing with Get Onboard,thank you to Megan she has been very helpful in organising me with alternative options when I really needed the Certificates to join the Cruises again.Very friendly and efficient service.

  • Beulah Du preez

    Beulah Du preez

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    I really enjoyed my stewardess course with Get Onboard! All the training was very thorough and well organized. It made me feel a lot more confident going into the yachting industry! Recommend to anyone who wants to become a stewardess!

  • nikki Harvey

    nikki Harvey

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed my training witj Bronwyn and Megan. Theor programme is very organised, informative, fun and you meet new people. With the continous guidance even after the training tou are sure to land your first job. Definitely a muat. Thank you.

  • Emma du Plessis

    Emma du Plessis

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    Awesome experience! Had the best time learning about the industry from Meg and Bronwyn. Highly recommend

  • Sodania Blom

    Sodania Blom

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    This course I felt really help developed great knowledge and skill sets I can take with me into my yachting career. The lectures are very helpful and would recommend this course to anyone wanting to enter the yachting industry.

  • Skye Leigh

    Skye Leigh

    Average rating: February 27, 2023

    Get onboard was fantastic and a lovely experience for me , I was guided every step of the way , I’ve learnt so much and appreciate everything Meg has done for me. I highly recommend going with get onboard if you are wanting to go into the yatching industry.

  • Katherine Dockendorff

    Katherine Dockendorff

    Average rating: February 27, 2023

    Most amazing place to do courses, so much information from someone that has actually been on a boat. It helps so much to hear about all the stores that happen and how to handle them from first hand experience. Loved every second of this course.

  • Alexandra Müller

    Alexandra Müller

    Average rating: February 27, 2023

    Meg and her team are phenomenal. Megan was always available to help with any questions or queries that we might’ve had on admin side or just in general. Meg as our instructor was hands on and used her experience in the industry when explaining everything throughout the modules. Overall had the best experience and would recommend to anyone who wants to become a stewardess to contact them.

  • Babacar Gueye

    Babacar Gueye

    Average rating: January 22, 2023

    Thank you for this course. I feel so ready to nail my interview and land the job.

  • TaurusBlood

    TaurusBlood

    Average rating: November 23, 2022

    Fantastic service really went the extra mile to accommodate me with my every request. I really would recommend using them if you are interested in getting into the Superyacht industry

  • mohamed hamud

    mohamed hamud

    Average rating: November 23, 2022

    The training centre is amazing. I had a great learning experience.
    The training is smooth. The trainers are friendly. I would recommend for anyone to get their trainings here.

  • Vichy Ross Cummings

    Vichy Ross Cummings

    Average rating: November 23, 2022

    Very, prompt with replies and follow ups. Assistance with course were great, very professionally done. Thank you really appreciated all your help!! Keep up the great work!!

  • NOZIPHO Nozie

    NOZIPHO Nozie

    Average rating: September 23, 2022

    The service was great and everything at first.. I wouldn't comment much because I ended up doing the course with other faculty..
    Until I've noticed that I've paid much and they said they cannot refund me.. they promised to help me till this day.. I never got any feedback.

  • Keri Tayla Smith

    Keri Tayla Smith

    Average rating: April 11, 2022

    I would highly recommend doing the stewardess course through Get Onboard Superyacht Academy, it was an amazing course, I learnt so much from this course in such a short time and it was such a personal experience, I felt so comfortable and at ease during the course knowing that I could ask questions at any time and be answered in a personal way. Knowing that it’s coming from previous Chief Stewardess’s that know exactly what they doing and will help you with each questions and guide you step by step through the process to make sure you understand and know exactly what you doing and how to do it. I loved this course and I would highly recommend it to every girl out there that would like to become a stewardess and pursue their yachting dreams.

  • Rachel Fernandes

    Rachel Fernandes

    Average rating: April 11, 2022

    Would absolutely recommend going with Get Onboard.
    So grateful to have had the opportunity to learn new skills in a beautiful and fun environment, as well as getting to meet Meg and Guine. The best chief stews out there, really appreciate them and the knowledge they've shared with us!

  • Ethan Holtman

    Ethan Holtman

    Average rating: April 2, 2022

    I had a great experience. They were very helpful and friendly!

  • Nikita Koumantarakis

    Nikita Koumantarakis

    Average rating: February 22, 2022

    Very professional, well run and all communication was quick and super helpful.

  • Nadine De villiers

    Nadine De villiers

    Average rating: January 26, 2022

    Had a great experience. Meg and Guine were so helpful. Learnt a lot about the industry. A fantastic and professional experience overall.

  • Danielle van Rooyen

    Danielle van Rooyen

    Average rating: January 25, 2022

    This course equipped me for everything I need to get onboard and so much more! Meg and Guine are both amazing mentors to have by your side and guide you. The teachings like the floral arrangements, table settings and cocktail making was extremely insightful and I now live by these teachings. Everyday was packed with wisdom and fun in harmonious measures. Thank you Meg and Guine

  • Daniela Bartie

    Daniela Bartie

    Average rating: January 23, 2022

    What an experience! I have learnt so much since joining Get Onboard. I have gained so much knowledge that I would not only use on the yachts, but also in my everyday life. Would definitely recommend joining Get Onboard if you want to be successful in the yachting industry!

  • Izelda de Bruin

    Izelda de Bruin

    Average rating: January 21, 2022

    Highly recommend!!! Best course with the best instructors. Learned so much and gained alot of knowledge and skills. Thank you for an amazing few days!!!

  • Adell du Plessis

    Adell du Plessis

    Average rating: April 17, 2021

    Very happy with the service and communication. Would most definitely recommend Meg and the Get onboard team for choosing a career in Super yachting. Loving the course and can't wait to start on this new adventure!

  • Kelly Michel

    Kelly Michel

    Average rating: August 11, 2020

    I enjoyed the course and liked the fact that the location for all the modules were run from the same facility.

  • Sarah Vance

    Sarah Vance

    Average rating: July 29, 2020

    A fantastic and professional experience! Meg was most helpful in selecting the correct courses required, organised all aspects of the programme and checked in throughout. Highly recommended!

  • leish Van Den Berg

    leish Van Den Berg

    Average rating: June 6, 2020

    Wow! What a great company! I wish Get onboard was around when I started yachting! It is literally everything you could ask for getting yourself set for the industry. It takes the guess work and mission out of figuring out what you need to get started in the wonderfulness that is yachting and makes sure you are set up and ready to succeed in this exciting career and adventure. You are in such great hands with Meg, she has got infinite knowledge about the yachting industry, is incredibly professional and has got great contacts in the yachting world! I have no doubts whatsoever ever that you will be 100% happy with your decision to use Get onboard yachts!

  • shaun heslop

    shaun heslop

    Average rating: June 6, 2020

    Packing up life and moving it across the world in search of a job in the super yacht industry can be quite daunting. Meg’s guidance, responsiveness, and connections helped point me in the right direction and made for a smooth transition. Highly recommend having Meg in your corner.

  • cameron smith

    cameron smith

    Average rating: June 6, 2020

    Amazing agency , that is your one stop shop for all your yachting needs . Meg is amazing and adds so much value to the business .

  • Amber Mackeurtan

    Amber Mackeurtan

    Average rating: June 6, 2020

    Very informative and great guidance in navigating how to go about the courses and where to begin as well as assisting with contacts in the Med before I went over for my trip.

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