Vac.Schools - take a look

A cruise adventure holiday program for senior student
Start a GAP year after HS - plenty of new ideas and activity with VET units.
International students improve your English Language & have fun
Start Duke of Edinburgh Award Youth Challenge program

Vac.School 2018-19 - a fun holiday to look at entry to Cruise Academy. Skills training activities with VET accredited certificate if you want it.

  • 6 week summer holiday school 
    • OR
  • 2 week term time holiday school perhaps all 3 in a year.

Enrolment: Lodge you EOI early to claim your berth. Click here  

Vac.School fees: Click here

Your first week: 

  • Board the ship at the Port nominated in your enrolment confirmation, Your Summer Academy Master will meet you and introduce you to the ship, find your berth and settle in. 
  • Welcome dinner first night. You will be allocated to you watch team and duty rosters which are ongoing during summer school.
  • Team building - Getting to know your watch team members and cabin mates
  • Shipboard routines and roster duties - working as team members
  • Provide First Aid - industry standard course.
  • Elements of shipboard safety courseEvacuation drill, Use of Life Jackets, Basic Fire Fighting, crowd management and communication. 
  • Other training programs current onboard for that week

The rest of if you stay for full 6 weeks: 

* Cruise Hospitality units from SIT30616

  • BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
  • SITHIND001 -  Use hygienic practices for hospitality service
  • SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • SITHACS001 - Clean premises and equipment
  • SITHFAB007 -  Serve food and beverage

* Kayaking, Canoeing

  • SISCAQU202A - Perform basic water rescues
  • SISOKYK302A - Apply kayaking / Canoeing skills 
  • SISOCNE202A - Perform deep water rescues kayaking / Canoeing

* Coxswain 1 near Coastal + Boat Licence + Seatime

  • Marine Radio operator certificate
  • HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
  • MARB002 - Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • MARC005 - Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • MARC006 - Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • MARF001 - Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF002 - Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF004 - Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF005 - Survive at sea using survival craft
  • MARH001 - Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARI001 -  Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARJ001 -  Follow environmental work practices
  • MARK001 -  Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARN002 -  Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Your Attitude - it will either make or break your chances

  • Your attitude to everything you do is the best indicator of your future success. This is our greatest consideration when offering continuation with Academy. 
  • Report of good "attitude" from your Vac School is one of the best ways to secure the future you seek. We look for this in you during Vac School and report accordingly. We show you how things are to be done and you develop your best at what we show you through practise.
  • When you have achieved your Best, you are then qualified to suggest improvement in what we do.

Our meaning of "attitute" is summarised in the mantra:-

Good, Better, Best.
I will never rest,
Until my Good is Better
And my Better, Best.

Phone on 0418 836 137 for more details.

* Subject to RTO registration expected July 2018

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