Oral Preparation


Marine Engineering Officer oral preparation courses are offered as one-to-one tuition or in group format by a Chief Engineer (unlimited) lecturer who has been preparing candidates for orals for over a decade. 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 III certificate of competency oral assessment

Our mentoring programs are run over a 5 day period, (3 hours per day). These programs cover a complete review of the key points of the syllabus, as well as all of the areas where questioning can be expected. 

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.

  • Marine Motorman
  • Engineering Officer of the Watch (A-III/1)
  • 2nd Engineering Officer (A-III/2)
  • Chief Engineering Officer (A-III/3)

For course information, available dates and booking forms, please email: admin@ctmaritime.co.za