Dangerous Goods by Sea:


Come along and learn how to interpret and apply the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code and Australian Marine Orders (MO) to shipments of hazardous materials being transported by sea.  Full compliance with the Code, plus an understanding of the concepts behind it, will ensure the safety of maritime transport (and of course the environment), and ensure that Australian and international laws are not broken.

The course is designed to provide a basic overview in the theory and practical aspects of shipping dangerous goods by sea.  It examines the IMDG Code and provides you with an overview of the different classes of dangerous goods, the markings, labels and documents that identify dangerous goods for sea transport.


This course contains information on:

  • General Awareness functions:

  • The 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods;

  • Identification by marking, labeling and documentation,

  • Overview of stowage, handling and segregation;

  • Packing Cargo Transport Units (shipping containers) overview; and

  • Basic initial emergency response


(NOTE: Those personnel who pack, mark, label, placard, document Dangerous Good’s, load or unload Cargo Transport Units with Dangerous Goods for sea transport required an AMSA Approved Full Accept course or a CTU pack course)

Course Qualification and Recognition

This course is recognized by:

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).  There are no formal competent authority approval requirements for this course. 

A certificate is issued on successful completion of an end-of-course questionnaire.  The course is based on the 2018 IMDG incorporating all the changes.  Under the current AMSA training approval system, the qualification is valid until the 31 December 2021.

Who Should Attend?

If you are involved with handling, storing, carrying or any other aspect of transporting dangerous goods by sea, (other than packing, marking, labeling, placarding, documenting, loading or unloading CTU’s), then this course is for you.  It’s also ideal for freight forwarders and consolidators staff involved with sea freight, and anyone needing a basic understanding of the processed of shipping dangerous goods by sea.

Level of Competency

No previous knowledge or experience with sea transport or dangerous goods is required to complete the course.

Course Fee

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


  • Online training  (5 hours approx.)

  • Classroom training (on demand – no scheduled courses, 4 hours approx.)

We have regular scheduled courses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney, but we’ll go (almost) anywhere.
To request a classroom course, email us by clicking the "CONTACT AIRSAFE" button. To see our other course dates open the pdf below.