Graduate & Seatimer Units Extension Scholarship

Hospitality graduate and Seatime nits extension scholarships are offered on our associate cruise ships operating on the Australian Coast, into the South Pacific Islands and on the Murray. 

Scholarship benefits are:

  • A secure step away from home
  • Living in a commercial cruise ship work place environment
  • Undertaking voluntary real work experience training activities under supervision
  • Enjoying the cruise ship experience
  • A detailed volunteer work experience log and reference
  • Introduction to places of employment (Ships, Superyachts, Resorts)

Scholarships are offered to Australian and International graduates to extend their units of competency at Cert.III, Cert.IV, diploma or degree graduate level. All international students will enter ships crew as a volunteer trainee under an Australian Marine Crew Visa. An Australian entry visa will also be required for Internationals to fly into Australia. Academy can assist in visa application process, some of which must be done from outside Australia. The value of the scholarship is not taxable income. Australian students do not require these visas.

Scholarship are granted to offset normal cruise fares. Trainee donations to their scholarship are negotiated during the enrolment interview. Contibutions, payable fortnightly in advance, help cover costs of professional supervision, a berth in a share cabin and all food. Click here for details.

A minimum enrolment of 10 weeks rostered full time volunteer work experience onboard the ship is expected. This can be extended on good report. Mutual obligation to ship operations through rostered volunteer watch time is expected. Volunteer roster can involve all aspects of cruise ship operations and interns will be expected to mix socially with passengers, other trainees, interns and ship's crew to gain maximum benefit from their exposure to English speaking passengers, crew and western culture.

Scholarships from the following disciplines are available. All trainees are expected to share their skills with others and take multiple volunteer roles onboard:

  • Hospitality (Cert.III to Diploma) Graduates front and back of house.
  • Tourism Graduates in Tour Guiding, Travel sales, Product Development 
  • Maritime Sea-timers who require supervised experience for their tickets.

Exemplorary behaviour is expected of all trainees who share general living arrangements onboard the ships. All trainees are supervised by the Academy Master onboard and respective ship's mentoring personnel.

Our Expectations: Click here to check our expectations before you enquire.

Enquiry: Email or SMS +61 4 18836137

Application for admission: Click here for details

The Academy is an employment agency. We can assist you to secure a berth in the cruise industry, other similar resort enterprises or care services.


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