Course code: 800-000492

    TAFE Statement in Marine Deck Revalidation - Part A

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    OverviewAbout this course

    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.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    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

    Course outcomes

    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

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Professional Development

    Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

    Industry Requirements

    Gain the skills required for licensing and certification purposes

    Entry requirements

    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.

    Entry recommendations

    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.

    PathwaysWhere can this course take you?

    Career pathways

    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] (

    Study options

    Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

    Your experience counts

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

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