SSSC – REVALIDATION
To maintain an Australian Sailing Safety & Sea Survival Certificate accreditation, you will need to revalidate every 5 years, or as advised by Australian Sailing.
You will be required to complete the e-Learning course, the online theory exam, and the practical wet drills (excluding flares demonstration).
We have partnered with Pacific Sailing School, an accredited Australian Sailing SSSC Centre, for the delivery of the practical module in Newcastle.
- Book direct with Pacific Sailing School – [email protected] / 02 9326 2399
- Please advise them of your AS Number
This is an online course which is maintained and regularly updated with the latest information relating to the SSSC syllabus. After you have enrolled, we will send your login details.
The SSSC e-learning course usually takes around 6 hours to complete, however you may find you will progress more quickly when revalidating. Please ensure you take note of any changes or updates to the syllabus. The content is structured so you can review the material as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable.
It is a requirement to complete a 25 multiple-choice question exam, included in the online course, with a successful pass mark of 80% (20 correct) before participating in wet drill activities.
Upon completion of the theory exam, you will be provided with proof of completion to present to the Australian Sailing accredited SSSC Instructor when you are completing your wet drills.
The practical wet drills must be completed within 12 months of completing the e-Learning and exam. When revalidating, you are only required to complete the drills at the pool, you are not required to complete the flare demonstration, however you are welcome to do so.
The practical wet drills will be conducted at Charlestown Swim Centre (Dickinson Street, Charlestown) and the flare demonstration back at the NCYC Marina (Hannell Street, Wickham).
Your AS Safety & Sea Survival Certificate will be issued on the completion date of the practical wet drills.
PRACTICAL MODULE PROGRAM
- 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Charlestown Pool
- 5:15pm to 6:00pm at NCYC Marina (optional for revalidation candidates)
- After course catch up and debrief in The Foredeck in the NCYC Clubhouse
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- To assist offshore skippers and crews in developing awareness of respective responsibilities.
- To offer and discuss practical strategies for coping with emergencies at sea.
- To familiarize skippers and crews with safety and emergency equipment, its purpose, deployment, and use.
WHAT TO BRING
- Your AS Number,
- Offshore wet weather gear including sea boots (if you have them),
- PFD 1 life jacket with crutch strap (these can be hired),
- Safety harness with crutch strap and tether,
- Sun protection,
- Change of clothes for after wet drill (jeans & jumper/overalls),
- Large garbage bag to put your wet gear in,
- Footwear (enclosed) for flare drills (deck shoes or sea boots – NO sandals or thongs),
- Sailing gloves.