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Peter Opa
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Mr Peter Opa served in the PNGDF for nearly 30 years.

He started his seafaring career with the PNG DF in 1987 and has achieved a list of                      qualifications over the years.

Over the 30 years with the PNG DF, he had received trainings both in the PNG DF and   Australian Defence Force in;


  • Instructor Training – Vocational Instruction

  • Seamanship Training

  • Landing Craft Base Duties and Admin Duties

  • Small Boat Coxswain course (Australia)

  • Completed outboard motor maintenance

  • Goldie River Training Depot

  • Basic Navigation Course

  • Attained Certificate for Australia and Military Familiarisation Course, Defence International Training Centre, Melbourne, Australia

  • Attained Certificate for Law of Armed Conflict, Level One, PNGDF Landing Craft Base

  • Training of Peer Education

  • SGT Admin Qualifying Course

  • Business frontline Management Cert IV

  • Attained Certificate for SMET International Minor War, HMPNGS Basilisk


He started teaching at the PMTC in 2018.

His main responsibility covers, overseeing and teaching all nautical studies subjects for General purpose ratings to Deck Watchkeeper Ratings and participates in teaching Personnel Safety and Social Responsibility for SOLAS courses.

He also participates in teaching firefighting and survival courses as the need arises.

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