About the course:

Study time commitment: Short Course

Learning style: E-Learning

Course provider: Australian Maritime College Search

(CILT) Basic Knowledge & Principles of a Ship’s Stability – Course 1

Course Outline

This course covers the Law of Flotation, Load lines, Basic Transverse Stability, Small Angles of List, Free Surface Effect, Causes and correction of a Negative Stability and an introduction to the Curve of Righting Levers as well as an introduction to Longitudinal Stability.

Learning Outcomes

To provide the very necessary basic understanding of a ship’s stability. This requires the learning of formula which at first appears a daunting task. It is not, the formula and the fairly easy mathematics required to solve the formula can all be simplified by first learning the principles behind the subject of stability.


The course must be completed within 1 year of the commencement date.

Delivery Mode



Satisfactory completion of year 10


Participants who satisfactorily complete the course and provide documentary evidence to satisfy the course pre-requisite will be issued an AMC Basic Knowledge and Principles of a Ship’s Stability certificate.

Assessment Strategy

A range of methods is suggested for measuring progress towards and achievement of learning outcomes in this module. Knowledge-based criteria will be satisfied through written or oral questioning relating to practical assignments. Skill-based criteria will be satisfied through table top exercises throughout the learning period. Assessment will be undertaken off-the-job; however, where possible the environment will simulate a real work place situation.


On Application

Commencement Dates

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