All Hands on Deck Maritime Training
Deck Hand (GPH) Course
Initial Enrolment Form

Booking Form

Welcome to our easy, convenient and secure online initial booking and enrolment page.

This form is to be used to enrol in the Deck Hand (GPH) Training Initial Enrolment Course

Payment to complete the course is made in 2 stages:

STAGE 1 - Initial Enrolment Payment: $595.00.
On receipt of the initial enrolment our Head Trainer will contact you by email and provide you with access to all training manuals and study notes, a training study plan and access to our online assignment material. He is also available for regular contact to assist you in your studies. This component is in a flexibile deivery mode therefore no refund applies to the initial enrolment fee. This stage can be undertaken in your own time and at your own pace.
There is no need to attend any class sessions.

STAGE 2 - Final Enrolment Payment: $990.00

NOTE: If you pay the final enrolment payment within 24 hours of paying the initial enrolment payment then you can save $290.00. We will send you an email on how to take advantage of this discount.

If you wish to pay by installments you can make the final payment at anytime but it must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the practical 2 day training session which is conducted at our training vessel. During Stage 2 you will put into practice the following skills:

  • Mooring and Berthing the Vessel
  • Splicing, Knots and Hitches
  • Anchoring the Vessel
  • Man Overboard and Fire Drills
  • Knowledge of collision Regulations
  • IALA buoyage
  • Watchkeeping and Lookout duties
  • On Board Maritime Safety
  • Practical Survival at Sea


  1. We will provide FREE additional training to you to obtain a NSW Maritime Boat Licence to the value of $225.00 if you do not already possess a Boat Licence
  2. We provide additional training manuals FREE in a downloaded format from our website
  3. We provide all training material and resources FREE of charge to all General Purpose Hands.

Location: Course are held in Newcastle monthly

Travel & Accommodation Information

We have many students who come from interstate. Approx 40% of students come from Queensland while other come from Vic, SA, TAS, NT & WA. Please download this file for travel information.
We suggest a web search for Air BnB in the Carrington and Wickham areas. There are about 6 available that are a 10 min walk to the marina and cost around $60.00 per night.
Some nearby places are: The Albion Hotel Hannell Street, Wickham (PH: 4962 2411) (100 metres from the vessel). They provide accommodation for $55.00 per night twin share or $110.00 single including breakfast. The hotel is very clean and has recently been refurbished.
We also recommend Newcastle Backpackers for those on a limited budget.

Additional Costs:

  1. A current 1st Aid Certificate is required. You can obtain this from a provider of your choice for between $120.00 and $150.00. We recommend that you obtain a 1st Aid Certificate prior to completing Stage 2. If this is not possible it should be undertaken as soon as possible on completion of the course.
  2. It is also necessary to complete a self disclosure medical and obtain eyesight certificate from your local General Practioner. This can also be obtained after the completion of the course.

To proceed to initial enrolment and to pay the amount of $595.00 please complete the details below:

Method of payment:
We accept direct bank deposit or secure credit card payment with Visa-Mastercard through our PayPal account.

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Please tell us about YOU...

Finally, to assist All Hands on Deck Maritime Training in delivering a program that recognises your career background and experience we would appreciate you taking a few minutes to tell us about your background and work experience, if any. Please include the following:

  • Both maritime and non maritime work experience
  • Courses undertaken, if any
  • Qualifications and certificates obtained, if any
  • Do you possess a Boat Licence?

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