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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
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.
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
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Maritime - Exemption 38 Marine Safety (Low Complexity Duties) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Statement of Attainment in Maritime - Exemption 38 Marine Safety (Low Complexity Duties) does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.