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Course Info

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

National Course Code: MAR30918

Overview

Study the nationally recognised Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) and steer your way to a career as a master, chief mate or deck watchkeeper. Navigate the seas, rise to challenges and lead your crew on fishing charters, commercial vessels and tourist trips.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within coastal waters
  • Instruct your crew
  • Keep detailed records and log books
  • Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres
  • Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Love of the open water
  • Resilience to meet the challenges of life at sea
  • Great communication skills
  • An attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to apply for a marine master licence
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35metres
  • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (up to 35m)
  • Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500gt)

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations

This course is currently available at 5 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A passion for the maritime industry
  • Possess a love for the open water
  • Resilience to meet the challenges of life on the sea

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments: short answer questions, a closed book exam and multiple choice questions
  • Practical assessments: skills assessments and oral questions on a vessel or in a simulated work environment

The Certificate II Maritime Operations (Coxswain 1) is the certificate for you if you are working in the industry and want to pursue a career path in operations and commanding a vessel. You need complete task books and provide evidence of your previous sea experience.

This course, the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Up to 24 Meters Near Coastal), is where youll gain all your underpinning experience in safely operating a vessel up to 24 meters. You will need to complete multiple practical assessments, knowledge tests and provide evidence of previous sea experience.

The Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master Up to 35 Meters Near Coastal), is where you'll gain all your underpinning experience in safely operating a vessel up to 35 meters. You will need to complete multiple practical assessments, knowledge tests and provide evidence of previous sea experience.

This course is very practical with much of your learning, and all of your practical assessments, occurring in a range of authentic simulated workplace environments. A floating boat (minimum of 7.5 metres) is used to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as a master on a vessel.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Surviving at sea using survival equipment - an Olympic size swimming pool will be utilised where you will be able to collect, manage and interpret information to use lifesaving equipment
  • Following safety procedures when abandon vessel orders are given
  • Handling strategies to navigate survival craft in rough sea conditions
  • Minimising the risk of fires on board a vessel with simulated firefighting scenarios
  • Identifying and creating different knots and hitches

No real-world projects are included in this course, however, you will learn in real world, simulated environments.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning in this course, including:

  • TAFE NSW campus classrooms
  • Olympic sized swimming pool for survival practical and firefighting facilities for situations relating to emergency procedures
  • A floating boat (minimum of 7.5 meters) used to practice skills needed to work as a master on a vessel

The Maritime Skills Forecast found that 75% of maritime employers reported a skills shortage, specifically in the domestic commercial vessel area. The demand for qualified marine workers is set to increase steadily over the next five years, inclusive of all jobs on small and large commercial vessels.

Technology is changing faster than many industries can keep up with and maritime is no exception. Advancing technology is paving the way for state of the art vessels with extremely efficient operations. This course focuses on technology and leadership skills to ensure you are equipped to master vessels up to 24 meters.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination
  • Full Time, Variable

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