Course Start Date
14 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
- 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This course is superseded.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.
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 11 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
As well as the online component, there is a requirement to do (equivalent of) 2 hours of face to face or other study per week.
Practical components of this course are delivered in Sydney and include optional classroom tutorials and mandatory practical training and assessment days.
In this course there are up to 6 practical sessions run over 3-5 days. A range of date options are provided for you to select/ book into. Practical sessions are undertaken after online, unit relevant assignment/s are submitted.
If you choose to complete the practical assessments elsewhere (TAFE NSW Guidelines apply), this may incur an additional expense which becomes your responsibility.
Written exams (test) require supervision and can be undertaken at Strathfield campus or via private supervision.
You can also expect to complete approximately 1 hour of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including independent study of Maritime Learning Resources, available on the Online Learning Support site; along with other research as required. Assignments are completed and submitted online for teacher assessment.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- have likely completed the Certificate II MED 3 course and are working in the engine room of a vessel and on deck as a Master up to 12 metres or Master up to 24 metres. The dual deck/ engine room qualifications are often required by the employer to gain employment.
- prefer blended learning delivery, as it enables them to maintain employment as a commercial seafarer whilst working towards achieving the qualification and subsequent licencing requirements as determined by AMSA.
- seek employment in a wide range of water based operations such as on harbour cruises; dolphin and whale watching tours; ferry operations; marina berthing facilities and volunteer or professional water rescue organisations.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- access to Maritime Studies teachers and customer service at TAFE Digital via phone Monday Friday during business hours and via web form and email at any time. Students are encouraged to call and speak with a teacher when they need help with their studies.
- optional classroom tuorials covering most units are held at TAFE Digital Strathfield, Sydney, and are available for you to attend throughout your course. All practical training and assessment sessions in this course are delivered in Sydney.
Note: Classroom tutorials and practical sessions are dependant on minimum student bookings.
Every effort is made by TAFE NSW staff to ensure a successful outcome for enrolled learners. TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners and further support services include:
- Smarthinking - online access to a real life tutor
- easy computing online short courses
- library resources
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments. Practicals are delivered in Sydney.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- AMSA licencing fees
- recommend (optional) - the latest edition of The Australian Boating Manual by Capt. Dick Gandy
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|MARB030||Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARF027||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment|
|MARF028||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel|
|MARF029||Meet work health and safety requirements|
|MARF030||Survive at sea using survival craft|
|MARH015||Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres|
|MARH016||Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARH017||Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation|
|MARI004||Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARJ007||Monitor environmental management on a vessel|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|BSBFLM303||Contribute to effective workplace relationships|
|MARB029||Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres|
|MARK008||Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within Near Coastal waters|
|MARN009||Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres|
Master mariner on commercial vessels up to 24 metres in length, within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.Enrol Now
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