Damon Ramsey

Qualifications, courses, licenses, awards, certifications.
(reverse chronological order)

- Seafarer's yearly medical, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2019

- Firearm Course: focusing on Rifles, including safety and range shooting time, Durban, South Africa, December 2018

- Refreshed STCW 2010, Pattaya, Thailand, September 2018

- First Aid, Bangkok, Thailand, June 2018

- Seafarer's yearly medical, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2018

- Crowd Control ticket, on board Caledonia Sky, 2014.

• STCW 2010 (the updated STCW95), includes: Elementary First Aid, Fire Fighting and Survival, Personal Safety & Responsibility, Personal Survival Techniques, and Security Awareness, Thailand, August 2013

• Senior First Aid Certificate; Blue Mountains, NSW, 1996, renewed 2000, Renewed 2003, Renewed 2005, Refreshed 2006, Renewed 2011, now renewed with STCW.

• Coxswain's (boat driving) Ticket, MSQ, Cairns, June 2008

• Marine Radio Course, Cairns TAFE, May 2008

• Coxswain's Course, Cairns TAFE, May 2008

• AMSA Medical certificate, original 2006, renewed 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016.

• Blue Card issued 2005, re-issued 2007, re-issued 2009.

• Remote First Aid, Defibrillator and Advanced Resuscitation, First Response, Cairns, Qld, 2004, re-issued 2007.

• Recreational Ship Master's License, Queensland Transport, Cairns, Qld, 2004.

• National Ship Board Safety, Australian.

• Biological Science Degree (BSc. Zoology), James Cook University, Cairns and Townsville, Queensland, and Northern Territory University, Northern Territory. 1997 to 2002. Studies include Geology, Botany, Rainforest Plants, Marine Biology, Fish Biology, Savanna Ecology, Environmental Issues, Ecotourism, etc, and Majoring in Zoology.

• Nomination, Cairns Tourism Association's Tourism and Hospitality Award, 2001, Nominated as a guide with the Adventure Company.

• Snake Awareness/Handling Certificate, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service/James Cook University, Townsville, 2000. Snake identification, first aid and handling.

• Driver’s Authorization, Current, from Qld, 1998.

• Light Rigid Driver’s License, Current, from Qld, 1998.

• Trap and display licence, Blue Mountains National Park, 1996-7. National Parks and Wildlife Service.

• Advanced Certificate in ‘Outdoor Guiding’, Blue Mountains TAFE, NSW, 1995-1996. Studies include flora and fauna interpretation, Aboriginal studies, Outdoor leadership, Outdoor Survival, History.

• Certificate in ‘Tour Directing and Guiding’. Blue Mountains TAFE, NSW. 1996. Studies include various tourism, marketing and economic subjects.

• Advanced Diving Certificate, Cairns, Qld, 1995.

• Open Water diving Certificate, Fitzroy Island, Qld, 1990.

• School Certificate, Sydney Technical High School