Refresh your skills to revalidate your certificate of competency with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). This course is designed for masters, deck officers and engineers to comply with AMSA, and covers requirements as per STCW convention.
During this course you'll learn to:
Handle different types of cargo, including hazardous materials, and properly secure cargo to prevent damage or loss
Handle vessels in emergency situations, including, fires, rescue boats and implement survival techniques
Understand international and national regulations and compliance requirements related to shipping, including environmental regulations, maritime law, and safety standards
Ensure the safety of yourself and others on board and respond to accidents and emergencies
Use modern navigation tools and simulators
You'll leave this course with:
A Certificate of Attendance
The ability to revalidate your AMSA certificate of competency
Techniques to ensure the safe and efficient operation of marine vessels
Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects
Gain the skills required for licensing and certification purposes
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A valid or expired Australian Master or Deck or Engineer officer certificate of competency as evidenced by a copy of your certificate of competency.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
Awareness of the AMSA certification requirements and additional payment of $900 for the revalidation of your certificate of competency
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
Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask and respond well to rapid change
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, deck officer and engineer officer.
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 To work in the industry you will need a certificate of competency authorised by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). To find out more, visit the [Australian Government Australian Maritime Safety Authority] (https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/training-organisations/combined-masters-deck-and-engineer-officers).
Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.
Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.
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
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