National code: MARSS00016

Statement of Attainment in Tanker Familiarisation Skill Set

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Recognise features of oil, chemical and liquified gas tankers that can affect safe cargo transportation

  • Interpret legislative and organisational requirements required to identify appropriate actions for safe transfer and transport of cargo

  • Access and interpret safety data sheets (SDS) and material safety data sheets (MSDS)

  • Recognise and recommend hazard minimisation and pollution minimisation techniques

  • Report detected spills, leaks or malfunctions that pose a threat to environmental safety

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 options in maritime operations and marine engineering

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • A sound understanding of legislative and organisational requirements for transport of tanker cargo

  • Engage in environmental pollution prevention procedures

  • The ability to identify characteristics of tanker cargo and tankers to ensure the safe transfer and transport of cargo

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

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:

  • An interest in pursuing a career in maritime operations

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

  • Awareness of the AMSA certification requirements

  • Good level fitness to manage physical demands

  • The ability to stay calm under pressure

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: Chief or second engineer on vessels with outboard and inboard engines of varying propulsion power, Engineer watchkeeper officer, Engineer watchkeeper officer, Watchkeeper deck officer, Master of commercial vessel less than 500 gross tonnage (GT) and Master of a vessel less than 80 metres Near Coastal


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. To meet the licensing requirement to obtain AMSA certification as Chief Mate, Deck Officers, Engineering Officers, Engineers, Masters and Ratings for basic operations on liquefied gas, oil and chemical tankers, you will need to complete additional study and additional requirements. These additional requirements are: - Minimum age requirements - Medical and eyesight assessments - Minimum professional sea time hours Visit AMSA [] for more information

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Tanker Familiarisation Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Tanker Familiarisation Skill Set does not have any related 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

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.

  • Contribute to basic cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers (basic oil and chemical) MARA013

  • Contribute to basic cargo operations on liquefied gas tankers MARA012

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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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