Frequently Asked Questions about OPITO BOSIET, T-BOSIET, FOET, and more

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12/14/2022 9:31:02 AM

This is the most complete answers you can find about BOSIET, FOET, HUET or the refreshers. What, Who, Where, When, How or Why BOSIET? Find out here!

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What is a BOSIET Training?

What does BOSIET stands for? What does BOSIET mean? What is T-BOSIET training? These are the typical questions we often been asked.

BOSIET stands for Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training, and is the foundation of working safely offshore approved by OPITO. This course covers critical offshore-related safety regulations, escaping different emergencies, sea survival and fire fighting through four modules:

  • Safety Induction
  • Helicopter Safety and Escape
  • Sea Survival
  • Fire Fighting and Self Rescue

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What is T-BOSIET training? Is it different with BOSIET?

T-BOSIET stands for Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training. The addition “tropical” is what sets this certificate apart from the regular BOSIET. Working in the tropics brings specific challenges when it comes to risk assessment and handling. This course equips personnel to handle risk in tropical regions of the world. 

More about T-BOSIET? You may want to check this article

What is BOSIET HUET course?

HUET stands for Helicopter Underwater Escape Training.

Do I need to take HUET and BOSIET? No, HUET is actually one of the module in BOSIET. The HUET practical is the most exciting part where you get to experience different emergency scenarios of a helicopter emergency -  focusing specifically on escaping from a helicopter following ditching.


Watch HUET practical here:


What is FOET course?

FOET stands for Further Offshore Emergency Training or also called as BOSIET refresher.

Similar T-BOSIET, T-FOET is specific for the tropic region.

How much is BOSIET Training?

Depending on the centre locations and country, the course fee might be different. You may check the course fee here at 

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How long is BOSIET Training?

Find out the duration of BOSIET, T-BOSIET, FOET and T-FOET.

BOSIET or T-BOSIET duration is 3 days whereas the refresher (FOET or T-FOET) is 1 day.

The course last for 4 years. Meaning, you only have to take the refresher course every 4 years. Make sure you take the course before the expiry date. Exceeding the expiry date, you will have to take the 3-day BOSIET or T-BOSIET again.

However, if you enrol BOSIET at any of MSTS Asia or RelyOn Nutec, you will receive reminders to ensure you don't miss out the important date!

Need to check your BOSIET, T-BOSIET, FOET or T-FOET validity period? Contact us here and book you refresher course right away!


What is the BOSIET requirement?

No training pre-requisites are required however in order to take the refresher course, you must have a validate BOSIET.

OPITO BOSIET Training Schedule

BOSIET, T-BOSIET, FOET, and T-FOET is available every week at any of MSTS Asia Training Centre.

You can also view the available training date at or download our training calendar here:



Peninsular Malaysia

MSTS Pasir Gudang Training Centre
Oasis Complex, Johor Port,
81700 Pasir Gudang,
Tel: +607 252 2108

MSTS Cherating Training Centre
Lot 2014, Mukim Sungai Karang,
Cherating, 26100 Kuantan,
Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: +609 581 9049

Sabah and Sarawak

MSTS Miri Training Centre
Lot 960, Jalan Cattleya 3,
Piasau Industrial Estate,
98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: +608 5415 815



MSTS Singapore Training Centre
67, Tuas South Avenue 1,vSeatown Industrial Centre,
637579 Singapore
Tel: +65 6515 8193



RelyOn Nutec Thailand
919 Moo 2, Tamboon Taibaan,
Amphur Muang Samutprakarn,
Samutprakarn Province,
10280, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 703 9773