Trainer Qualifications

At All Hands on Deck we are always striving to deliver high quality maritime training. This requires that our Trainers possess qualifications that are current and applicable to the types of courses that we deliver. We also require that our Trainers possess a high level of maritime knowledge based on practical maritime experience.

We have listed below the qualifications and experience of our Training Master and Operations Manager.

Certificates & Qualifications

  • Master Class IV(Trading - Unrestricted) Certificate # 101067 - expiry 2016
  • Harbour & River Master Certificate # 658
  • Marine Engine Driver (Grade 2) Certificate # 513298 - expiry 2014
  • Marine Motor Engineer Certificate # 501
  • Certificate of Local Knowledge - Port of Newcastle
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAA04)
  • AMSA GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC)
  • AMSA Certificate of Basic Safety Training (STCW95)
  • Formal ISM Code Internal Auditing Training
  • Formal Confined Space Training
  • Formal Risk Assessment Training
  • AYF Yacht Master Certificate of Competence (Offshore) # 953 Accredited Examiner 1996
  • Restricted Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency # N2229
  • Senior First Aid Certificate valid to April 2014
  • Associate Diploma in Police Studies attained in 1989 (University of Newcastle)
  • Appointed Justice of the Peace in 1989 (appointment current)

Maritime Experience


  • Training Master/Operations Manager - All Hands on Deck Maritime Training
  • Operations Manager - Blue Water Cruise Line
  • Teacher TAFE - Maritime Studies Tomaree & Newcastle Colleges
  • Training Master - RVCP - Port Stephens Division
  • Senior Constable of Police - NSW Police/Water Police
  • Tugmaster/Engineer- Harbour Lighterage - Sydney & Newcastle
  • Dredge Mate - West Ham Dredging - WA & NSW
  • Launchmaster/Engineer - Bureau of Customs - WA & NSW
  • Master, Engineer and Deckhand - Sydney Ferries
  • Maritime career commenced on British Merchant vessels in coastal and foreign going capacity serving with Metcalf Motor Coasters, Blue Star Line, Port Line, Shaw Savill Line, Hudson Steamship Line and Stag Line