Commercial Industry placement as part of your training program

All Registered Training Organisations require real work experience in a commercial work place to gain competency. You can request your training provider to place you with Australian Cruise Academy for your industry experience placement.

There is no maximum time limit with Academy to gain assessment as competent. Some get it quickly. Some take considerable time. Some just can not achieve it and should look at other options. Academy Masters will assist and guide trainees in these matters.

Trainees from various training organisations are offered full time residential Scholarship for commercial industry placement in our cruise ship programs as volunteer trainees. The value of the scholarship is not taxable income. No employment offer is implied. It is an opportunity for you to gain the essential qualifying commercial experience and competency. It is reasonable that you volunteer your full time and donate towards your board and lodging in your placement. Foreign trainees will require an Australian Marine Crew Visa which is obtained online from outside Australia. They will also require an Australian visitor visa if they enter Australia by air to join the ship at an Australian port.

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Task book:

  • Trainees are required to provide a task book from their supervising college. This is their statement of commercial experience requirement for their course documentation. Our Academy Masters will arrange for the required experiences on the ship and endorse the documents accordingly when assessed as competent. Academy has no time limit for you to gain endorsement of your documents. Academy will not endorse competency unless it is genuine. You can continue with Academy for as long as is necessary to gain endorsement so long as your scholarship donations are paid.

Trainees volunteer: for rostered experience in all cruise ship functions to enhance their endorsement, broaden their experience and gain good reference. 

Trainees must: take their share in the maintenance of the student living spaces and Academy food service outside of their rostered work time on our Ships.

To receive good reference, trainees are expected to:

  • Request voluntary experience in all cruise ship operations regardless of your training speciality.
  • Mix socially with passengers, other trainees and ship's crew to gain maximum benefit from their exposure to a unique commercial environment.

Exemplorary behaviour is expected of trainees. Trainees will share general living arrangements with all trainees onboard the ships. They will be supervised by the Academy Master and respective ship's personnel as their mentors.

The "Good Person" is one of our highest expectations. Academy understanding of "The Good Person" is discussed in class at the beginning of your time with Academy.

Shape up or Ship out. This is a residential Academy training opportunity with highest expectations. 

If you receive a good reference from Academy you know you are good. Our Academy Masters talk with you as often as possible to guide you. At the completion of your Academy time, in your Academy reference they only describe what they genuinely observe and assess in your performance in all aspects of your time with us. All Academy references are endorsed by the Principal and the ship's Master. 

Academy provides both reference and statement of attainment.

This placement is full time residential on the ship. Enrolment with Australian Cruise Academy can be extended under terms of our general student expectations. 

Industry experience scholarship donations for 2018: are $270 per week, paid fortnightly in advance and include a berth in a share cabin, all meals, industry experience supervision and assessment according to home college requirements. Scholarship conditions require that you contribute 20 hours per week volunteer rostered time to assist with the operational needs of the ship in addition to your home college industry experience requirements.

Email Principal, principal.aca.academy@gmail.com or phone 61 418836137 for information on this offer.

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