Prepare for a career at sea
With the Nautical Training programs, you will gain skills for an exciting, in-demand career while becoming part of a special international network of contacts and associates.
Courses range from Basic Safety Training to long duration courses leading to a Certificate of Competency as Master or Mate, issued by Transport Canada, Marine Safety Branch.
An outline of the examination and certification structure PDF administered by Transport Canada, Marine Safety Branch is a great resource if you are considering a career in shipping.
Master, Fishing Master, Deck Officer
Our programs are offered in conjunction with Transport Canada Marine Safety Branch.
Once you complete your program at Camosun and meet the requirements of Transport Canada, including obtaining experience at sea, you may be issued a Certificate of Competency PDF.
Refer to the Marine Personnel Regulations PDF made pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act 2001 for information on Marine Certification.
A Candidate Document Number (CDN) is required by Transport Canada prior to issuing training certificates. It is strongly recommended that you contact Transport Canada and obtain a CDN prior to taking a course.
Nautical programs offered through Camosun
Camosun’s Nautical courses fulfill the educational requirements for the following certificates of competency:
NOTE The STCW MED Refresher Training Courses are currently not available at Camosun. Contact Transport Canada, Marine safety for information on course providers currently offering these courses.
You may register for any program or specific course without prior work experience.
*These Certificates are offered in modules – they may be available for in-class delivery or self-directed studies.
- Camosun Training Letter
Transport Canada Training Letter
Transport Canada Certificate of Competency
- Study Options
- Full-time: courses or programs
- Work Experience
- Simulation training
- Flexible intake
- Trades & Technology