Oral Preparation

SAMSA 2016-2017 Annual Report - Oral Candidate Pass Rates


Why is there a need for oral preparation?…. Hint, look at the figures above!

Marine Engineering Officer oral preparation is offered as one-to-one tuition or in group format. The oral preparation classes cover the types of questions that candidates can expect when they will enter an Certificate of Competency oral examination, and will include all of the known past oral examination questions asked by SAMSA.

The time spent will prepare the students in answering questions directly asked of them, similar to what they would find during a level 3 certificate of competency assessment

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   Courses are run on demand on Saturday mornings. The course starts with a two hour review of expected questions, followed by a two hour question and answer session that aims to simulate the environment that the oral candidate should expect. The cost of this 4 hour session is R1,000 per candidate. Snacks & refreshments will be provided. 

Students will be provided with a workbook (past questions), and feedback will be given as to incorrect answers, or focus areas where it envisaged that they might find problematic.

Oral preparation classes are offered for the following levels. 

  Engineering Officer of the Watch         2nd Engineering Officer       Chief Engineering Officer   





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