This syllabus covers the requirements of the 2010 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/4, and Table A-VI/4-1. Upon meeting the minimum standard of competence in medical first aid, a trainee will be qualified to apply immediate first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board.

Course certificate

Uponsuccessful completion of the course and demonstration of competence, a document may be issued certifying that the holder has met the standard of competence specified in Table A-VI/4-1 of STCW 2010.

A certificate may be issued only by centres, approved by the administration.


This course was designed to provide training for candidates who would provide medical first aid on board ships, under Section A-VI/4 of the STCW Code.

Entry Standards

For admission to the course, seafarers should have completed IMO Model Course No. 1.13, Elementary First Aid or attained a similar standard in elementary first aid.

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