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

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify rope types and their common uses

  • Moor and anchor operations

  • Manoeuvre a vessel in an emergency and maintain its safety and those on board

  • Demonstrate industry and professional codes of practice as well as regulations

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

  • Credit towards a full qualification

  • The knowledge and experience to operate a small commercial vessel with confidence and competence

Suitability Is 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:

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands

  • The ability to swim 50 metres and stay afloat for 5 minutes without a life jacket

  • Relevant employment or access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to prove your skills

  • The ability to work with people in difficult situations and circumstances

  • Empathy, patience, and the capacity to empower others

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask and respond well to rapid change

  • Awareness of the AMSA certification requirements

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: master of commercial vessels with the Certificate II in Maritime Operations, mate of commercial vessels with the Certificate II in Maritime Operations and general purpose hand of commercial vessels with the Certificate II in Maritime Operations.

Licensing

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. 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 requirements - A current First Aid certificate Visit the AMSA website for more information

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

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The Statement of Attainment in Maritime - Exemption 38 Marine Safety (Low Complexity Duties) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Statement of Attainment in Maritime - Exemption 38 Marine Safety (Low Complexity Duties) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Units
  • Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres MARI003

  • Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres MARN008

  • Handle a vessel up to 12 metres MARK007

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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