Course code: 900-82362

    Statement of Attainment in ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Get one step closer to achieving your Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification. Learn to operate Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and take the helm as the master of a commercial vessel.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Use Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) to assist in passage planning and the conduct of navigation

    • Respond to system and position alarms to maintain safety of navigation

    • Interpret and analyse information obtained from ECDIS, taking into account limitations of equipment, all connected sensors and prevailing circumstances and conditions

    • Adhere to security and access requirements for data in line with organisational procedures

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

    • A pathway to further study in maritime operations

    • Specialist skills in operating Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

    • Certificate of Safety Training (STCW Reg II/1 & II/2), Code Section A-II/1 and A-II/2, Tables A-II/1 and A-II/2

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • The ability to prove your skills in an appropriate simulated workplace environment

    • A maritime operations background and entry-level navigation understanding

    • Awareness of the AMSA certification requirements

    • Reading and writing skills to a Year 10 level

    • Basic computer skills

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: watchkeeper deck officer, master (up to 500 GT), chief mate and master unlimited.


    The maritime industry is regulated by the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA). AMSA sets specific requirements for each maritime qualification to ensure you are ready to join the industry. Once you graduate from your TAFE NSW course, you will be assessed against the relevant requirements through an AMSA examination process. Graduating from this course only meets part of the AMSA exam criteria. You will need to meet other requirements through your professional sea service and medical status. AMSA licensing requirements include: - Minimum age requirements when applying for your AMSA certificate - Medical and eyesight requirements - Minimum professional sea time hours Visit AMSA for more information.

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    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) to maintain the safety of navigation MARH023

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