Course Start Date
13.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal) at TAFE NSW gives you the skills and training needed to apply for an AMSA certificate of capacity and work as a master on domestic vessels up to 35 m long, or chief mate on vessels up to 80m.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Monitor and manage vessel operations
- Manage a small crew
- Operate deck machinery and steering gear on a vessel up to 80 m
- Manage the loading, discharging and stowing of cargo
- Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
- Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions
- Observe regulations to ensure the safe operation of a vessel
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- An enjoyment of being on the water
- An excitement for commanding a vessel with coastal maritime
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage a small crew
- A commitment to the welfare and safety of their passengers and crew
- The ability to work in various weather conditions in a moving environment
- The ability to enjoy working varying times and hours
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- Eligibility to apply for a Master less than 35 metres near coastal certificate of competency through AMSA
- Master on commercial vessels up to 35 m long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
- Master on vessels up to 80 m long in inshore waters
- Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 m long within the EEZ
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)
This course is superseded.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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a flexible course. You will need to attend approximately 13.7 hours of class, over 2-3 days a week, for 52 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 3.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including extra reading.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This qualification is suitable for existing workers who wish to work as a Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.
There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday 9.00am to 9.00pm, Wednesday 9.00am to 9.00pm and Thursday, 9.00am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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.
|MARF027||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment|
|MARF028||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel|
|MARH006||Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions|
|MARC011||Manage a propulsion unit using appropriate engine systems and support services|
|MARG002||Manage a small crew|
|MARH015||Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres|
|MARA003||Manage loading, discharging and stowing of cargo|
|MARN004||Manage seaworthiness of a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARA004||Manage vessel stability|
|MARK003||Manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARF029||Meet work health and safety requirements|
|MARC012||Monitor and manage vessel operations|
|MARJ007||Monitor environmental management on a vessel|
|MARI004||Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARC014||Operate deck machinery and steering gear on a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARH016||Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARB010||Plan and supervise routine maintenance on a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARB030||Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARF030||Survive at sea using survival craft|
|MARH017||Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation|
|MARF010||Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel|
Working as a Master on vessels up to 35 metres within the maritime industry.
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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