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Dangerous Goods by Sea:
Cargo Transport Unit (CTU) pack/accept


This course is designed specially for personnel who load dangerous goods (DG) into Cargo Transport Units (CTU) and/or load and unload vessels.  It is based on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code, and Australian Marine Order (MO), syllabus requirements for both General Awareness and Function Specific training for such personnel.

Find out what documents and information you need to have access to, and the practical aspects of applying that information in the workplace, to properly handle, load, and document the loading of, prepared shipments of dangerous goods being transported by sea.  Full compliance with the Code, plus an understanding of the concepts behind the code, will ensure your safety and the safety of those transporting your shipments.  It will also ensure that Australian and international laws are not broken.


This course contains information on:

  • General Awareness functions:

  • Classification and Identification;

  • Packing and packaging;

  • Marking, labeling and placarding;

  • Documentation;

  • Stowage, handling and segregation;

  • Initial emergency response; and

  • AMSA Accept function:

  • Packing Cargo Transport Units (shipping containers).


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

Course Qualification and Recognition

This course is approved by:

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) (Approval 5146, 5246 & 5245).

A certificate is issued on successful completion of an end-of-course questionnaire.  The course is based on the current IMDG incorporating all the changes.  Under the current AMSA training approval system, the qualification is valid until the new IMDG Code becomes mandatory.

Who Should Attend?

If you are involved with the packing of Dangerous Goods in a CTU or loading and unloading of vessels, then this course is for you.  It is ideal for warehouse and wharf personnel who do not prepare shipments of DG.

This course is not for personnel who mark, label packages or prepare dangerous goods declarations for sea transport.

Course Fee

  • Online Training – AUD $150.00 + GST $15.00 = $165.00 Total

  • Scheduled Classroom Training – AUD $200.00 + GST $20.00 = $220.00 Total

  • Virtual Classroom Training – AUD $200.00 + GST $20.00 = $220.00 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 – on demand – no scheduled courses, 6 hours approx.


Note: minimum numbers apply for classroom requests.


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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