Maritime

Maritime

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If you feel more at home on the seas than on land, study a maritime course and live your dream. Gain an industry-recognised qualification, tally up your seafaring hours and then apply for your license to board a ship and travel the seas in technical or operative capacities. Or you might prefer to stay on dry land and build, service and repair marine vessels.

Boating Services

Launch your maritime career with a course in boating services. Learn to service and repair essential parts of a boat, while looking after our marine environment.

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Marine Craft Construction

Become a trade qualified shipwright or boat builder with a course in marine craft construction. Combine traditional methods with new technologies to keep vessels afloat.

  • Certificate III Marine Craft Construction

    MEM30719-01

    Leap into an exciting career on the ocean as a trade qualified shipwright or boat builder. Learn the skills you need to build and design marine craft using both traditional methods of manufacture as well as new and emerging technologies.

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Marine Engineering

  • TAFE Statement Continued Competence Refresher

    800-000358

    This course is for all seafarers seeking Certificate of Competency revalidation who meet AMSA's sea service qualifying requirement. The course includes 1 day life raft practical training (including lifeboat on/off-load release simulator) and one day practical fire-fighting training.

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  • TAFE Statement Marine Engineering - Experience Assessment (AMSA) Part A

    800-000479

    This is a customised pathway to enable Marine Engineer Class 3 (NC) holders and other local Marine Transport Professionals not elsewhere classified, to pursue higher qualifications in Diploma and Advance Diploma in Marine Engineering, leading to AMSA Certificate of Competency. This AMSA approved course is built on the following competencies mentioned in STCW Code Table A-III/1 column 1: • MARB013 - Maintain and repair marine electrical and electronic equipment, • MARB014 - Maintain and repair shipboard machinery and equipment, and • MARC018 - Employ tools, equipment and materials in a shipboard context.

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  • TAFE Statement Marine Engineering AMSA Oral Preparation

    800-000480

    This course prepares students adequately for AMSA oral examinations. Dedicated tutors co-ordinate flexible revision of the following topics: • MARF010 Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel, • MARF022 Apply maritime resource management principles, • MARG004 Provide leadership to crew, • MARJ003 Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation, • MARL003 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers, • MARL004 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and equipment, • MARL005 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine control systems and automation, • MARL006 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine diesel engines and systems, • MARL007 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine electrical systems, • MARL037 Demonstrate knowledge of ships and ship routines, and • MARL013 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine steam turbines and main boilers.

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  • TAFE Statement Marine Engineering Revalidation (Engineer Officers) - Part C

    800-001006

    Specifically targeted at persons holding a valid or expired Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency as an Engineer Class 1, Class 2, or Engineer Watchkeeper, who do not meet the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) qualifying sea service revalidation requirements. This course covers Part C of the Engineer Officer revalidation course syllabus. To satisfy the full revalidation training requirements, as specified by AMSA, students must combine this course with Part A of the Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers revalidation program.

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  • Statement of Attainment Tanker Familiarisation Skill Set

    MARSS00016-V02

    Deepen your maritime industry knowledge and learn to contribute to operations on board oil, chemical, and liquified gas tankers. Upskill your current career or pursue further study to qualify for your preferred AMSA licence.

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  • Statement of Attainment Safety Training Certification Skill Set

    MARSS00033-V01

    Take the first step toward your Certificate of Safety Training (CoST). Gain key skills in maritime safety and work at sea on board international vessels. Learn survival techniques from industry experts in simulated AMSA-approved training centres.

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  • Diploma Marine Engineering (Engineer Watchkeeper)

    MAR50120-01

    Gain the qualification to apply for the licensing you need to become an engineer watchkeeper on ships anywhere in the world. Strengthen your technical, survival and leadership skills to work with and manage your crew in a career on the water.

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  • Diploma Marine Engineering (Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal)

    MAR50120-03

    Become eligible to apply for your certificate of competency engineer class 3 (near coastal), and gain the licensing to become a chief engineer or second engineer on appropriate ships in Australian waters.

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  • Advanced Diploma Marine Engineering (Class 1) (Engineer Class 1 - Motor)

    MAR60120-01

    Study this exciting new combined qualification and be prepared for your Class 2 and Class 1 Certificate of Competency with AMSA and for a career as an unlimited chief engineer in international waters.

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Marine Mechanical

If the mechanical aspects of a boat fascinate you, target your study around inboard, outboard and jet propulsion engines, electrical and charging systems and more.

  • Certificate III Marine Mechanical Technology

    AUR30516-01

    Make the water your office when you equip yourself with the expertise needed to work as a highly regarded marine mechanic. Gain the skills to work on a range of vessels from custom leisure boats to large commercial vessels in a variety of workshops and busy marina hubs.

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  • Certificate III Marine Mechanical Technology

    AUR30520-01

    Make the water your office when you equip yourself with the expertise needed to work as a highly regarded marine mechanic. Gain the skills to work on engines and propulsion systems used across the boating industry.

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Maritime Operations

Gain your qualifications as a watchkeeper, coxswain, deckhand, shipwright or master of the ship. Work close to the Australian coast or move into international waters.

  • TAFE Statement Marine Deck Revalidation - Part B

    800-000493

    The course is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and meets the requirements for Masters, Deck and Engineer Officer Revalidation. The following certificate will be issued by TAFE NSW to participants who successfully complete the course: • Revalidation Course for Masters and Deck Officers – Part B (AMSA approved). Full attendance and participation in ALL activities during the course will satisfy the required performance criteria.

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  • TAFE Statement Marine Deck Revalidation - Part A

    800-000492

    This course is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) meeting the requirements for Masters, Deck and Engineer Officer Revalidation. To be eligible for the issue of an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved certificate, candidates must possess an Australian issued Certificate of Competency (CoC). This course is designed for holders of an AMSA issued Certificates of Competency (Master and Deck Officers) who do not hold the qualifying sea service.

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  • TAFE Statement GMDSS Revalidation

    800-000491

    This course is for people who already hold an Australian GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) certificate but have been out of the field for a long period. You will update your knowledge to be able to operate and maintain the existing as well as recently developed communications equipment required in the GMDSS.

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  • TAFE Statement Safety Training (CoST) Refresher

    800-000921

    This course is for Certificate of Competency holders without qualifying sea service. Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating. Find out more about AMSA's sea service requirements on amsa.gov.au An AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) Revalidation is the mandatory requirement for revalidation of the CoST Certificate for those without the required sea-time. (Done every 5 years) The CoST Revalidation Certificate issued will be recognised by AMSA as meeting the International requirements. The following certificates will be issued to participants who successfully complete the course: - Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-2), and - Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-1).

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  • Statement of Attainment Proficiency in Survival Craft other than fast rescue boats (CPSC)

    900-82365

    Launch an exciting career in maritime operations with a focus on safety with this hands-on short course. Learn survival techniques from industry experts in simulated Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)-approved training centres.

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  • Statement of Attainment Global Maritime Distress & Safety Systems (GMDSS)

    900-82358

    Get one step closer to achieving your Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification. Learn to operate GMDSS subsystems and take the helm as the master of a commercial vessel.

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  • Statement of Attainment Maritime - Exemption 38 Marine Safety (Low Complexity Duties)

    900-81174

    Learn to operate a small commercial vessel with skill. Take short trips from the mainland to islands, transport passengers safely, and feel confident in your marine abilities.

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  • Statement of Attainment Compass Adjuster Limited Skill Set

    MARSS00037-V01

    This short course will give you the skills to take your maritime career to the next level as a limited compass adjuster. Learn how to adjust magnetic compasses on vessels less than 25 metres and gain the experience you need for AMSA licensing.

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  • Statement of Attainment Advanced Fire Fighting

    900-82364

    Develop the skills to keep your shipmates safe as you learn to manage firefighting and fire prevention onboard a vessel. Plan for evacuations, maintain safety equipment and work with onshore emergency services.

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  • Statement of Attainment Certificate of Proficiency (COP) as Rating Revalidation

    900-82495

    Revalidate your certificate of proficiency as a non-seafaring maritime officer with this AMSA approved course. Meet the requirements of STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2, and STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1.

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  • Statement of Attainment Medical Care on board a vessel

    900-82685

    Take this AMSA approved course and get your Medical Care on board Ship certification. Gain hands-on experience giving injections, inserting cannulas, suturing wounds and treating diseases onboard a vessel.

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  • Certificate I Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

    MAR10220-01

    If working on the sea is your goal, this course will help you get started with your dream career. Qualify to work as a general purpose hand in coastal waters on a vessel up to 80 metres, as you learn to work as part of a crew on deck or in the engine room.

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  • Certificate II Transport Security Protection (Maritime Screening Officer)

    AVI20118-04

    Embark on a challenging and dynamic career path and become qualified to help protect Australia's borders from the water. Learn to prevent security risks, work in teams and keep Australia safe in an industry where no two days looks the same.

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  • Certificate II Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    MAR20318-01

    Get out of the classroom and onto the seas as you become qualified in Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal. This unique hands-on course will equip you with the skills and experience to confidently perform as a ship’s master, operating vessels up to 12 metres.   

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  • Certificate II Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    MAR20321-01

    Get out of the classroom and onto the seas as you become qualified in Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal. This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills and experience to confidently perform as a ship’s master, operating vessels up to 12 metres.

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  • Certificate II Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)

    MAR20421-01

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  • Certificate III Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

    MAR30821-01

    Gain the skills to become a chief engineer on certain vessels, a chief engineer’s assistant or an engine room worker with this practical and exciting course. Train on real boats and ships, in firefighting facilities and swimming pools for real life experience as you build a career on the high seas.

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  • Certificate III Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

    MAR30921-01

    Learn to navigate the seas and sail to a career as a master, chief mate or deck watchkeeper. Rise to challenges as you lead a crew on fishing charters, commercial vessels and tourist trips on vessels within Australian coastal waters.

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  • Certificate IV Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

    MAR40320-01

    Gain the specialist skills and training needed to apply for an AMSA certificate of competency and work as a master on domestic vessels up to 35 metres. You’ll learn to take a high level of professional responsibility for the safety of others when you graduate and work in this exciting sector.

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  • Certificate IV Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    MAR40220-01

    Sail high seas and advance your career in the maritime industry to become qualified as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal (MED1). Designed specifically for industry certification, this course will provide you with plenty of opportunities.

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  • Diploma Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)

    MAR50320-03

    Combine your navigation abilities with your sense of adventure and challenge yourself to take the next step in your maritime career. This course is your passport to life on international waters as a 2nd or 3rd deck watchkeeping officer.

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  • Diploma Maritime Operations (Master less than 80 metres Near Coastal)

    MAR50320-02

    Expand your horizons and take your maritime career to the next level as you gain the skills to work as a Master on domestic vessels up to 80 metres long. Enjoy a greater variety of employment opportunities around the Australian near coastal zone.

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  • Diploma Maritime Operations (Master less than 500 GT)

    MAR50320-01

    Challenge yourself to become Master of international vessels as you develop the skills needed to work as a Master or Chief Mate on commercial vessels up to 500 GT in the Australian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and in international waters.

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Sailmaking

Create large industrial textile items with a course in sailmaking. You’ll learn to craft and maintain yacht sails, sunshades, PVC and canvas goods.

  • Certificate III Manufactured Textile Products

    MST30220-01

    Learn on the job as you enter the dynamic manufactured textiles industry. Craft and maintain yacht sails, sunshades, PVC and other textile products, and ensure that you graduate industry-ready.

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