The superyacht industry has grown exponentially in the past few years, with more than 5,700 superyachts currently travelling the world and nearly 400 new superyachts due for delivery in 2016-17.
With this industry needing an additional 6,000 highly skilled crew, William Angliss Institute has launched a new training program to equip the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to build a career working on superyachts in Australia and internationally.
The William Angliss Institute Superyacht Crew Training Program – which combines both a Diploma of Hospitality and a Diploma of Outdoor Recreation – is designed to give students the skills required to fulfil a variety of positions ranging from Deckhand to Chief Stewardess.
Associate Director VET Dan Mabilia said, “The program is centred around practical learning activities including a two week sailing trip from Mooloolaba to Cairns in Queensland and an additional two weeks at our superyacht finishing school in Cairns.
“In addition to this, there is also industry work placement to ensure students are job ready and fully equipped for their new career with a qualification which could potentially offer global employment opportunities.
“Working on a superyacht is a new niche industry which offers the possibility of travel all over the world with a salary plus most vessels pay for all living expenses, insurance, uniforms and cleaning, health insurance and airfare to and from the vessel,” Dan said.