Maritime

19 courses

Maritime Operations courses

Embark on a comprehensive journey with a maritime operations course at TAFE NSW. Our courses offer an in-depth focus on navigation, safety protocol...

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  • TAFE Statement GMDSS Revalidation

    800-000491

    Revalidate your GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) Certificate of Recognition with this program designed for deck watchkeepers, chief mates, and masters. Stay current with the latest communications equipment in the field.

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  • TAFE Statement Marine Deck Revalidation - Part A

    800-000492

    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.

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  • TAFE Statement Safety Training (CoST) Refresher

    800-000921

    This course is for Certificate of Competency holders without qualifying sea service. Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating. Find out more about AMSA's sea service requirements on amsa.gov.au An AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) Revalidation is the mandatory requirement for revalidation of the CoST Certificate for those without the required sea-time. (Done every 5 years) The CoST Revalidation Certificate issued will be recognised by AMSA as meeting the International requirements. The following certificates will be issued to participants who successfully complete the course: - Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-2), and - Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-V1/1, Table A-VI/1-1).

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  • TAFE Statement Marine Deck Revalidation - Part B

    800-000493

    This course is designed for holders of an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued Certificate of Competency (Master and Deck Officers) who do not hold the qualifying sea service to revalidate, and need to complete a revalidation course.

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  • Statement of Attainment Proficiency in Survival Craft other than fast rescue boats (CPSC)

    900-82365

    Launch an exciting career in maritime operations with a focus on safety with this hands-on short course. Learn survival techniques from industry experts in simulated Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)-approved training centres.

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  • Statement of Attainment Global Maritime Distress & Safety Systems (GMDSS)

    900-82358

    Get one step closer to achieving your Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification. Learn to operate GMDSS subsystems and take the helm as the master of a commercial vessel.

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  • Statement of Attainment Basic Fire Fighting (STCW)

    900-82400

    Act with confidence in the event of a fire on a vessel and work with your team to ensure the safety of everyone onboard. Identify potential risks, maintain your equipment and run fire watches to prevent further outbreaks.

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  • Statement of Attainment Compass Adjuster Limited Skill Set

    MARSS00037-V01

    This short course will give you the skills to take your maritime career to the next level as a limited compass adjuster. Learn how to adjust magnetic compasses on vessels less than 45 metres and gain the experience you need for AMSA licensing.

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  • Statement of Attainment Advanced Fire Fighting

    900-82364

    Develop the skills to keep your shipmates safe as you learn to manage firefighting and fire prevention onboard a vessel. Plan for evacuations, maintain safety equipment and work with onshore emergency services.

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  • Certificate I Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

    MAR10220-01

    If working on the sea is your goal, this course will help you get started with your dream career. Qualify to work as a general purpose hand in coastal waters on a vessel up to 80 metres, as you learn to work as part of a crew on deck or in the engine room.

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  • Certificate II Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    MAR20321-01

    Get out of the classroom and onto the seas as you become qualified in Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal. This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills and experience to confidently perform as a ship’s master, operating vessels up to 12 metres.

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  • Certificate II Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)

    MAR20421-01

    Kickstart your career as a qualified Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal. This hands-on course will provide you with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to work in the Australian maritime industry as an engineer or engine room worker.

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  • Certificate III Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

    MAR30921-01

    Learn to navigate the seas and sail to a career as a master, chief mate or deck watchkeeper. Rise to challenges as you lead a crew on fishing charters, commercial vessels and tourist trips on vessels within Australian coastal waters.

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  • Certificate III Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

    MAR30821-01

    Gain the skills to become a chief engineer on certain vessels, a chief engineer’s assistant or an engine room worker with this practical and exciting course. Train on real boats and ships, in firefighting facilities and swimming pools for real life experience as you build a career on the high seas.

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  • Certificate IV Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    MAR40220-01

    Sail high seas and advance your career in the maritime industry to become qualified as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal (MED1). Designed specifically for industry certification, this course will provide you with plenty of opportunities.

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  • Certificate IV Maritime Operations (Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal)

    MAR40320-01

    Gain the specialist skills and training needed to apply for an AMSA certificate of competency and work as a master on domestic vessels up to 45 metres. You’ll learn to take a high level of professional responsibility for the safety of others when you graduate and work in this exciting sector.

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  • Diploma Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)

    MAR50320-03

    Combine your navigation abilities with your sense of adventure and challenge yourself to take the next step in your maritime career. This course is your passport to life on international waters as a 2nd or 3rd deck watchkeeping officer.

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  • Diploma Maritime Operations (Master less than 100 metres Near Coastal)

    MAR50320-02

    Expand your horizons and take your maritime career to the next level as you gain the skills to work as a Master on domestic vessels up to 80 metres long. Enjoy a greater variety of employment opportunities around the Australian near coastal zone.

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  • Diploma Maritime Operations (Master less than 500 GT)

    MAR50320-01

    Challenge yourself to become Master of international vessels as you develop the skills needed to work as a Master or Chief Mate on commercial vessels up to 500 GT in the Australian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and in international waters.

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Maritime operations course information

There are so many ways to study at TAFE NSW. You can choose an option that suits your learning style and lifestyle.

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Who is a maritime operations course good for?

A maritime operations course is a perfect fit for individuals who are not only passionate about sea voyages but also have an acute sense of responsibility. Traits such as resilience, strong communication ski...

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Maritime operations career paths

From junior positions through to senior roles, there are plenty of opportunities available in this booming industry. Here are some of the most sought-after jobs in the field of maritime operations:

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How do I enrol?

At TAFE NSW you can apply or enrol to do a course.

If your course has no entry requirements, you can enrol directly. If there are entry requirements, you will need to apply to be accepted for a position in the course.

  1. Go to the TAFE NSW website to view the course you are interested in
  2. Check if there are any entry requirements, as you may be asked to supply additional information
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