Courses are available for purchase individually and as a full curriculum package.
This module will provide you with an understanding of the role of the Purser and provide tools to help organise, manage and administer your office. Crew related issues will be addressed to include contracts, insurance and visas. An understanding of the role that the Purser takes within muster duties will be highlighted.
Purser duties and responsibilities
How to organise your department
Familiarisation of the STCW convention with relevant chapters and Certificate of Competency
Familiarisation of required certificates and documents for hiring crew
Steps in hiring crew
Crew salaries and calculations there-of
Different types of insurance Familiarisation of visas
The Purser’s role in muster duties and yacht operations
This module will provide you with an understanding of customs and immigration procedures and knowledge of documentation required for a port clearance.
Port clearance requirements
Certificate and document knowledge
Use of agents Customs and immigration procedures
This module is designed to give you an understanding of the maritime legalities and requirements from the International Maritime Organisation and the International Labour Organisation and their relation to the yachting industry. The importance of flag state and their role will also be addressed.
The structure of the maritime organisation
Familiarisation of all relevant IMO and ILO conventions
The role and duties of flag state
Understanding of port state control
Understanding of flag influence within yacht regulations
This module will provide you with an understanding of the importance of accurate financial management. Basic accounting principles, purchase orders, bookkeeping, budgeting, reporting and VAT will be covered.
Understanding of the financial responsibility and policies on-board
Understanding how budgets are formulated and up-held
General accounting procedures
Understanding account plans
Management of ship’s cash Internal controls
Understanding VAT and its applicability to yachts
This module will provide an understanding of the charter process, agreements and accounts involved.
Understanding the charter history and process
Familiarisation of charter agreements
Understanding the MYBA agreement
Understanding cultural differences
How to resolve misunderstandings and complaints
This module will provide an understanding of the research involved with new destinations and the importance of reconnaissance. We will look into different ways to present information to guests, guest decision making and the logistics involved with guests on-board to include arrival and activity planning.
The importance of research and reconnaissance
How to present information to guests
Understanding the logistics with guest trips
How to enhance everyday activities