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Dangerous Goods By Sea:
Full Accept (Initial)


Come along to this course and learn how to interpret and apply the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code and Australian Maritime Orders (AMO) to shipments of hazardous material being sent by sea. Full compliance with the Code and Orders, plus an understanding of the concepts behind them, will ensure the safety of maritime shipping (and of course the marine environment), and ensure that international laws are not broken.

This course is available to complete in the classroom or as computer based training. It has been designed to provide comprehensive training in the theory and practical aspects of shipping dangerous goods by sea. It examines the IMDG Code and provides you with a systematic approach to packaging and documenting a hazardous shipment for sea transport. You’ll have plenty of follow-up exercises to reinforce the knowledge acquired.

Course Qualification and Recognition

This course is approved by:

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) – approval number 5164 (5243 Online) as meeting the criteria of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) training requirements under section and

A certificate is issued on successful completion of an end-of-course questionnaire.
AMSA advise that whenever the IMDG is updated, refresher training shall be undertaken to cover the changes made to that publication before the new regulations become mandatory.

Who Should Attend?

Shore-based personnel who pack, dangerous goods (including loading and unloading CTU’s), mark, label and/or placard dangerous goods or who prepare and sign dangerous goods documentation are required to do function specific training which is covered by this course.

It’s also ideal for freight forwarders and consolidators involved with sea freight, and anyone involved with the shipping of dangerous goods by sea.

Shore-based personnel who are involved with the handling or transporting of dangerous goods, but do not perform the above functions, require General Awareness level training.

Note: Customised modules containing specific company procedures, and only accessible by that companies employees, can be created for a one time flat fee.


Level of Competency

No previous knowledge or experience with sea transport or dangerous goods is required to complete the course. This material also covers AMSA’s general Awareness syllabus required for shore-based personnel.

Course Fee

  • Online: AUD $275.00 + GST $27.50 = $ 302.50 Total

  • Classroom: AUD $380.00 + GST $38.00 = $418.00 Total

  • Virtual Classroom: AUD $350.00 + GST $35.00 = $385.00 Total

  • Unscheduled Classroom / Onsite Training: Contact AIRSAFE Transport Training for a quote

Payment is required in advance by credit card, EFT or cheque.
We accept Mastercard and Visa.


  • Online training - 6 hours approx.

  • Classroom training - Two day course, 8 hours approx. per day. In some Australian States, or due to low participant numbers, or scheduling issues, the course may be reduced from two to one day.

We can schedule Virtual courses or classroom courses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney at request, but we’ll go (almost) anywhere. (Dependent on number of participants and availability)

To request a classroom course, email us by clicking the "CONTACT AIRSAFE". To see our other course dates open the pdf below.


By registering and logging in to this course you confirm that you are the person who will read and complete the course modules and be responsible for individually completing and submitting the end of course questionnaire.

You also acknowledge that you understand it is an offence to falsify or misrepresent the information provided by you and that you have a duty of care when dealing with dangerous goods and that failure to comply with the relevant regulations surrounding the sending of dangerous goods may result in legal penalties.


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