Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)



iSafe Safety Management Solutions is Australia’s oldest and leading maritime security consultancy with unparalleled regulatory and operational experience. This expertise ensures you are provided with clear, current and unambiguous maritime security advice.

This two-day program is focused on Port and Port Facility requirements facilitated by iSafe Safety Management Solutions.

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) 20 & 21 August 2024 08:00 am - 04:30 pm GLADSTONE 11 $2,145.00
Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) 8 & 9 October 2024 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 12 $2,145.00
Target AudienceEntry RequirementsCourse Benefits and MethodsLearning OutcomesContent

The course is designed for Port and Port Facility Security Officers and their deputies to provide them with training to meet the mandatory training requirements laid down in the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003, it also meets the training requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.

Any other candidates involved in managing or supervising Port or Port Facility security would also benefit from this training.

  • $2145.00 per candidate, or please contact us for group rates

PPE Requirements - Enclosed footwear, long pants and a sleeved shirt are required 

  • Pre-Requisite Unit - There are no formal entry requirements stipulated for this program
  • Fitness Requirement - Training and assessment involves moderate to high physical activity. Candidates are required to be able to freely walk, bend and twist, perform safe lifting techniques and be familiar with typical workplace risk and safety protocols
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills - Candidates must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Two-day program | Delivered face to face, and include practical simulations.

Brisbane, Gladstone, Newcastle, Sydney and additional locations as required

Please contact a member of the ISafe team to discuss this program further via info@isafesms.com.au



  • All personnel involved in maritime and port security activities are required by law to undertake training to comply with the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003. ( Regulation 1.25(4)(b) and Regulation 3.115)
  • All Port and Port Facility Security Officers (PSO or PFSO) are required to undertake training as set out in their Port or Port Facility Maritime Security Plan
  • This course meets the requirements set out in the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003
  • Understand the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS Code) which is the international basis for Australia’s Act and Regulations
  • Meeting the requirements of the Maritime Transport
  • Offshore Facilities Security Legislation
  • Understanding PFSO Roles & Responsibilities
  • Developing & Implementing a Security Plan
  • MTS Incident
  • Recognition & Response
  • Overview of port and ship security and historical overview
  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Understanding and complying with MTOFSA/R
  • Security measures required at each security level (MARSEC 1,2 & 3)
  • Applying the Declaration of Security
  • Duties of a PSO/PSFO
  • Port & Port Facility Security Plans
  • Security management and security controls
  • Threats to maritime security
  • Security Surveys and Risk Assessment
  • Security training and drills
  • Security Equipment and systems – X-Ray, WTMD (Walkthrough Metal Detector), CCTV Systems capabilities and limitations
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