IMDG ‘Initial’ Compliance Training For Shore-Based Personnel

Purpose of the Course

This course will provide you with the knowledge to be able to interpret and apply the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) to shipments of dangerous goods and hazardous materials intended for transport by sea.


This course is ideal for:

  • Shore-based personnel responsible for preparing dangerous goods including packing, marking, labeling and preparing and signing documentation
  • Personnel that load and unload cargo transport units
  • Others involved with the shipping of dangerous goods by sea, including freight forwarders, consolidators, customs brokers and shipping company personnel


2 days

Course Content

You will gain an understanding of the following:

  • Dangerous Goods terminology
  • International agreements and conventions, Australian Dangerous Goods Codes, Legislation and Regulations
  • General philosophy on carriage of dangerous goods.
  • Hazard classes, divisions and packing groups
  • Identification of Dangerous Goods including allocation of proper shipping names and N.O.S. items
  • Limited and excepted quantity provisions
  • How to pack dangerous goods safely
  • Marking and labeling of packages, marking and placarding of cargo transport units
  • Completion of the Maritime Dangerous Goods Declaration, or Multimodal Dangerous Goods form
  • Competent authority approvals and exemptions
  • Stowage & segregation requirements
  • Safe handling of fumigated units

You will be provided with classroom assignments and workbook exercises to reinforce the knowledge gained.

Course Recognition

The successful completion of the assessment at the end of the course will result in a qualification accepted by AMSA as meeting the training requirements included in Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG and the criteria listed in Marine Order 41.


$385.00 per person (including GST)