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Fremantle

Situated in the bustling port city of Fremantle, this campus features comprehensive training facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for specialised courses across maritime, engineering and marine industry areas. 
Fremantle campus boasts unrivalled facilities including an advanced ship simulator training suite, a fleet of eight training vessels, biological and computing laboratories, engineering and seamanship workshops and an aquaculture hatchery. 

The world-class simulator technology featured at Fremantle campus assists in training future shipmasters, officers and engineers. The simulator technology features advanced mathematical modelling and shipping databases and the hardware replicates the current equipment installed on seagoing ships.
Fremantle campus also features tourist/charter boats, work boats, ferries and dive boats for marine studies and fishing operations training within the commercial fishing industry.
 

Facilities

Fremantle campus features a library for the use of students on campus.

The library provides:

  • A large and diverse resource collection of books, magazines and DVDs, both physical and online
  • Assistance with researching for information and answers to reference enquiries
  • Information sessions on library and information services, supported with published and online information guides
  • Assistance with study, referencing and learning skills
  • Networked and wireless computer areas
  • Access to electronic information such as internet and databases

Location
A Block 

Opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8am to 4pm

Visit the library website 

There is no cafeteria on campus. There is a multitude of food and beverage options are available in nearby Fremantle shopping precinct, or bring your own food to prepare in the student kitchenette.  

Vending machines are available for drinks and snacks.

Smart Travel
We recommend all visitors to campuses take advantage of our Smart Travel information to ease congestion on and around our campuses.  

Parking 
Student parking is available in designated areas. A parking permit is required and can be obtained from Customer Service. If you park out of marked areas or don’t have a permit you risk a fine from the City of Fremantle Rangers.   

Public transport
Fremantle campus is accessible via a five-minute walk to Fremantle station and bus terminus. Visit Transperth's Journey Planner, using South Metropolitan TAFE Fremantle campus as a landmark to plan your trip or collect a timetable from the Customer Service Centre on campus.

Students enjoy free WiFi at all SM TAFE campuses. 

Visit the Login to the eCampus page.

Location

Address
1 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160
T: 1800 001 001
E: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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Fremantle

Address

1 Fleet Street
Fremantle WA 6160
Australia

Courses at this campus

Use the filter below to view courses at Fremantle campus.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: S0088P
State ID: S0088P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA Coxswain External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to coxswain on commercial vessels up to 12 metres long and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing a Coxswain External course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the Coxswain course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass this final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency.  The AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) is the practical assessment of your operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation. 

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)

Short course
National ID: S0090P
State ID: S0090P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA MEDII External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to be a chief marine engineer or second marine engineer and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing the MEDII External course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the MEDII course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final AMPA assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. The AMPA is a practical assessment of of the appropriate operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation.

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)(opens in a new tab)

This course is delivered over one and a half days.

Short course
National ID: S0177P
State ID: S0177P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA Master Under 24m External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres long and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing a Master Under 24 metre course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the Master Under 24 Metre course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. 

The AMPA is the practical assessment of the appropriate operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation. 

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)(opens in a new tab) .  

Short course
National ID: MARSS00022
State ID: AE347
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations Skill Set

Advanced training in chemical tanker operations for Masters, Chief Engineering and Chief Mates. Provides you with skills and knowledge to meet the relevant AMSA requirements. 

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This advanced training course is for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet the relevant AMSA requirements for:

  • STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 3, Table A-V/1-1-3 
  • STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2.

This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations  meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 3, Table A-V/1-1-3

Please note, this course has multiple start dates throughout the semester. Submit your expression of interest form to find out the next available dates.

Skill set
State ID: AE338
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations Skill Set

This Skill Set reflects the skills and knowledge required by Masters, Chief Mate, Deck Officers, Engineering Officers, Engineers and Ratings for advanced liquefied gas tanker cargo operations.

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This Skill Set reflects the skills and knowledge required by Masters, Chief Mate, Deck Officers, Engineering Officers, Engineers and Ratings for advanced liquefied gas tanker cargo operations.

To obtain certification in advanced training for liquefied gas tankers from AMSA Seafarers will need to complete:

  • elementary first aid – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-3
  • fire prevention and firefighting – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2
  • personal safety and social responsibilities – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-4
  • personal survival techniques – Regulation VI/1, Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1
  • tanker familiarisation

Please note, this course has multiple start dates throughout the semester. Submit your expression of interest form to find out the next available dates.

Skill set
National ID: MARSS00024
State ID: AE349
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations Skill Set

Meet the AMSA requirements of requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2 for Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations.

Delivered at:


This course is for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements for Table A-V/1-1-3 and STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2.

This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course: 

  • Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Operations meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2 

Please note, this course has multiple start dates throughout the semester. Submit your expression of interest form to find out the next available dates.

Skill set
National ID: SFI20119
State ID: BEI8
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Aquaculture

Learn the core skills and knowledge in this introduction to the aquaculture industry. 

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Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?

This qualification is the crucial first step towards an exciting career in aquaculture. This course provides students with a range of core skills and knowledge relevant to working in the aquaculture industry. Graduates go on to further studies or working in a range on environments including onshore aquaculture facilities, offshore culture facilities and the ornamental fish industry.

Aquaculture is a fast-growing industry. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a report in 2018 stating that ‘aquaculture is fastest growing food production sector worldwide’. Typical entry-level jobs for those holding Certificate II include:

  • Australian and overseas aquaculture farms
  • hatcheries and nurseries   
  • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or 
  • transporters, pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals 

Study in a specialised facility in the maritime heart of Fremantle

Fremantle campus features extensive salt and freshwater aquaculture facilities, and experienced staff which offers plenty of relevant hands-on opportunities. Our staff have involved students in the culture and applied research projects of many marine and freshwater organisms over the last two decades including species such as abalone, dhufish, yellowtail kingfish, marron and barramundi.

Certificate II
National ID: SFI30119
State ID: BEI5
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Aquaculture

Expand on your aquaculture skills with advanced aquaculture knowledge.

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Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?

This course is ideal for those looking to expand on the skills and knowledge they gained in Certificate II in Aquaculture. It also comes packed with opportunities to upskill with either boating or diving skills. While a solid foundation in aquatic science is essential, the aquaculture sector prefers to hire staff with additional boating and/or diving qualifications.  

Further skills from the maritime industry

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

  • commanding and operating a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts

Coxswain's can gain employment in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, aquaculture, fisheries and tourism.

Specialist facilities in the maritime heart of Fremantle

Our Fremantle campus features a working aquaculture facility with hatchery tanks and filtration systems and is within convenient walking distance to the fishing industry in Fremantle. Our lecturers have a strong relationship with the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research (ACAAR) in the neighbouring facility.

Certificate III
National ID: SFI50119
State ID: BEJ2
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Aquaculture

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations for fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries.

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This higher level qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations of fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries. It is suitable for students that hold a Certificate III in Aquaculture or have substantial aquaculture industry experience.

You will also learn skills in planning and designing a water supply and disposal system, and stock culture systems and structures. You will learn the skills necessary to supervise and manage staff.

The environments in which our graduates work include:

  • aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
  • hatcheries and nurseries
  • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
  • pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals

Study in a specialist facilities

Fremantle campus features extensive salt and freshwater aquaculture facilities, and experienced staff which offers plenty of relevant hands-on opportunities. Our staff have involved students in the culture and applied research projects of many marine and freshwater organisms over the last two decades including species such as abalone, dhufish, yellowtail kingfish, marron and barramundi.

Diploma
National ID: AVI30419
State ID: BES9
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)

Learn to fly drones professionally, so you can take advantage of the growing industry of using drones for surveillance, delivery and photography.

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Do you want to become a remote pilot of an aircraft? Technology has advanced to bring a new era of piloting that can improve the efficiency and safety of almost every industry you could wish to work in.

Certificate III
National ID: S0107P
State ID: S0107P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Engineering Revalidation Part C

Revalidate your engineering certificate before it expires.

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This course covers the requirements for an Engineering revalidation Part C.

  • Engine and Boiler developments
  • Current technologies
  • Electrical Practical requirements including HV revision 
  • Review of leadership and management skills
  • Review of recent incidents relevant to engineers

All revalidation courses have the option for Part A delivered two weeks prior to start of the revalidation course Part C.

If you hold an engineering certificate of competency you should apply to us to revalidate your certificate before it expires, if it has not been suspended or revoked. Whether your certificate is valid, or has expired, the revalidation requirements are the same.

Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation.

Short course
National ID: S0162P
State ID: S0162P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

GMDSS Revalidation

This course is for Master and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements.

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GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System)

This course is structured on a combination of theory and practical exercises using both ‘live to air’ equipment and simulations. It is delivered by fully qualified and accredited lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

This course provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet Australian Maritime Safety Authority requirements of Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014, Section25A. 

Permits person who hold a CMDSS COC, but do not satisfy AMSA's revalidation requirement of 12 months of GMDSS equipment use in the last 5 years, to revalidate their COC. If you have had 12 months use of GMDSS equipment in the last 5 years, please contact AMSA directly to discuss revalidation of your COC through them.

This course meets the requirements of STCW and is AMSA approved. This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • GMDSS Radio Operators – STCW Code Table A-IV/2
Short course
State ID: AE442
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to the Supply Chain Skill Set

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in warehousing, transport or logistics and get your forklift licence. 

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Get a career on the move and drive a forklift!  

Learn the skills to prepare for a career in warehousing, transport or logistics and get your forklift licence. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to working as store personnel, a forklift driver, or warehouse operator. 

You will learn how to operate and drive a forklift and carry out deliveries and shift materials safely. 

Skill set
State ID: GAC59
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Manage Firefighting and Fire Prevention skill set

Perform effectively as a key member of an onboard command fire fighting team with this AMSA-approved course.

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This module is an extension of the Basic Fire Fighting unit, and is designed to extend the knowledge and skills of the student, sufficient for the person to perform effectively as a key member of an on-board command fire fighting team.

    This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

    • Advanced Fire Fighting meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/3 and Code Section A-VI/3, Table A-VI/3
    Skill set
    National ID: MAR60120
    State ID: AC38
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 1) (Engineer Class 1 (Motor))

    Become a Class 1 Engineer in the Maritime Industry.

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    Advance to one of the top tier roles in the maritime industry and become a Chief Marine Engineer in international waters.

    Forge your career in marine engineering and be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are maritime specialists, as you learn to lead the operations of engine room machinery and all engineering equipment throughout a vessel, to ensure a safe and smooth journey at sea.

    Grow practical knowledge of how to operate and maintain ship power systems exceeding 1,000 volts; apply advanced principles of marine electrotechnology, mechanics and control systems, learn managing safety of a vessel, crew and passengers and grow your leadership and managerial capability.

    This qualification is suitable for people who work as an Engineer Class 1 in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 1 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012.

    Visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website(opens in a new tab) for details regarding required sea service and certification requirements.

    Required short courses:

    • Medical First Aid
    • Proficiency in Survival Craft
    • Advanced Fire Fighting

    Learn in specialist facilities

    Situated in the port city of Fremantle, SM TAFE’s Fremantle campus includes some of the most comprehensive facilities for training in the country, with advanced training equipment and highly experienced and qualified lecturing staff. SM TAFE’s maritime training integrates simulator technology, a fleet of three vessels, biological and computing laboratories, along with engineering, seamanship and aquaculture workshops.

    You can learn real-world skills in the ship, bridge and engineering simulator training suite and become job ready for your role. The technology used features the most advanced mathematical modelling and shipping databases in the world and the hardware replicates the current equipment installed on seagoing ships.

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: MAR50120
    State ID: AC31
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Marine Engineering (Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal)

    Become a chief engineer onboard a vessel with this AMSA-accredited course.

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    Combine your passion for machines and engines with the marine industry and pursue your career as a chief engineer or second engineer on a vessel.

    Be guided by our team of expert lecturers as you gain extensive practical experience in knowledge of marine systems and machinery as well as naval architecture. You’ll learn shipboard safety from fire prevention and firefighting to operating survival craft, providing first aid, and leadership techniques.

    We also offer courses that have been approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

    On completion of this Diploma, you’ll become eligible to apply for your certificate of competency engineer class 3 (near coastal) and gain the licensing to become a chief engineer or second engineer on appropriate ships in Australian waters.

    Please visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website(opens in a new tab) for details regarding required sea service and additional requirements.

    Study in specialist facilities

    Situated in the port city of Fremantle, SM TAFE’s Fremantle campus includes some of the most comprehensive facilities for maritime training in the country, with advanced training equipment and highly experienced and qualified lecturing staff. SM TAFE’s maritime training integrates simulator technology, a fleet of three vessels, biological and computing laboratories, along with engineering, seamanship and aquaculture workshops.

    You can learn real-world skills in the ship, bridge and engineering simulator training suite and become job ready for your role. The technology used features the most advanced mathematical modelling and shipping databases in the world and the hardware replicates the current equipment installed on seagoing ships.

    Diploma
    National ID: MAR50120
    State ID: AC62
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Marine Engineering (Engineer Watchkeeper Specialist)

    This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area.

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    Steer your career forward and advance to the supervisory role of Engineer Watchkeeper. This course will help you gain specialist skills to advance to the next level in your career.

    This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area.

    Be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are industry professionals, as you develop a skillset to maintain and repair shipboard machinery and equipment and identify and correct complex diesel problems. You’ll also learn to perform emergency survival strategies, firefighting technique, applying medical first-aid as well as leadership and team working capability.

    SM TAFE has key maritime connections which give students strong employability opportunities in oil and gas, shipbuilding and defence industries, alongside partnerships with Shell, Rio Tinto, Royal Oman Police, MMA Offshore Marine, BHP, INPEX and Australian Offshore Solutions.

    This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Watchkeeper by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Situated in the port city of Fremantle, SM TAFE’s Fremantle campus includes some of the most comprehensive facilities for training in the country, with advanced training equipment and highly experienced and qualified lecturing staff. SM TAFE’s maritime training integrates simulator technology, a fleet of three vessels, biological and computing laboratories, along with engineering, seamanship and aquaculture workshops.

    You can learn real-world skills in the ship, bridge and engineering simulator training suite and become job ready for your role. The technology used features the most advanced mathematical modelling and shipping databases in the world and the hardware replicates the current equipment installed on seagoing ships.

    SM TAFE has been providing internationally recognised maritime vocational training in both coastal and ocean seafaring for over twenty years from the Fremantle campus.

    Diploma
    National ID: AUR30520
    State ID: BGA8
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

    Become an apprentice automotive marine technician working on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors.

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    An apprentice Automotive Technician - Marine Light is involved in working mainly on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors, they can be trailer mounted and pull behind a car or moored in the river, ocean or a marina.

    This apprenticeship training program comprises on and off the job components, with training blocks of four weeks twice a year for 2.5 years. Block release times are negotiated with industry to minimise the impact on peak workplace production. During the block release, all candidates undertake training and assessment and competency results are signed off in the training record book. When the candidate returns to industry, learning is reinforced in the workplace to further develop the candidate’s skills and increase proficiency. The employer also signs off – that the candidate has undertaken tasks in the workplace.

    Certificate III
    National ID: MAR20321
    State ID: BHD0
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^

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

    Become a coxswain in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, fisheries, fishing, tourism and aquaculture.

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    Coxswain's can gain employment in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, fisheries, fishing, tourism and aquaculture.

    This qualification is suitable for people who want to command and operate the engines of a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 500 kilowatts. 

    Certificate II
    National ID: MAR30220
    State ID: BFW1
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)

    An entry-level qualification to equip new entrants into the maritime industry with practical skills and knowledge in general shipboard operations.

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    The Integrated Rating (IR) course is an entry-level qualification to equip new entrants into the maritime industry with practical skills and knowledge in general shipboard operations of merchant ships. This course is the AMSA approved pre-sea training course required (along with the AMSA required sea service) for issuance of the AMSA Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency. Integrated ratings steer a vessel under the direction of the officer of the watch and work in the engine room under the direction of engineering officers.

    In addition to successful completion of the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to successfully complete each of the following to be issued with a new certificate of competency:

    • Meet medical requirements
    • Completed qualifying sea service time, refer to AMSA requirements for more details
    • Hold an approved steering Certificate

    Refer to the information provided on the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further details. 

    Certificate III
    National ID: MAR40220
    State ID: BFV6
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^

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

    This qualification enables you to become a marine engine driver (motor) as per the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).

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    This qualification is aligned to the educational requirement for Certification as Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 as described in Part D of the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). The Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency (CoC) is issued by the appropriate maritime regulatory authority in each state and territory.

    A Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate allows a holder to take charge of the machinery on vessels less than:

    • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in operations in any area; or750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm), or
    • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Inshore limits (15nm).

    This certificate also allows the holder to be second-in-charge of machinery on vessels less than:

    • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
    • 750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
    • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Offshore Limits (600nm); or
    • 1500kw propulsion power

    Evidence of sea time/service on board a vessel will be required to obtain a Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency from AMSA. For information on all CoC requirements, please see: http://nationalsystem.amsa.gov.au/factsheets.php

    Certificate IV
    National ID: MAR30821
    State ID: BHC8
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023

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

    Become a chief engineer onboard the required vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

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    This certificate will allow you to work as:

    • chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 750 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
    • second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 1500 kilowatts within the EEZ.
    • chief or second engineer on a vessel with outboard engines within the EEZ.
    • an assistant under the direct supervision of the chief engineer.
    • in the engine room of a vessel up to 80 meters long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.
    Certificate III
    National ID: MAR60220
    State ID: BFW9
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Half price^
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)

    Become a fully-qualified master, chief mate or deck watchkeeper on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area.

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    This certificate allows you to perform the duties or functions of Master, Chief mate or Watchkeeper deck officer on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area.

    Holding a Watchkeeper deck or Master less than 500 GT certificate of competency may allow you to receive up to 15 units credit or recognition of prior learning with continued sea service and competencies. This may potentially reduce the duration of the course up to 14 weeks.

    This qualification runs for a duration between 27 and 40 weeks. 

    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: MAR50320
    State ID: AC53
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master less than 500 GT)

    Become a master, chief mate or watchkeeper on vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

    Delivered at:


    This certificate enables you to work as a Master or Chief mate on vessels less than 500 gross tonnage in any operating area and as Watchkeeper deck officer on vessels of any gross tonnage and in any operating area.

    Diploma
    National ID: MAR30921
    State ID: BHD2
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023

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

    Gain the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits.

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    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits. You will learn skills in shipboard safety, navigation, ship knowledge and vessel operations.

    This certificate will allow you to work as:

    • Master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
    • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 metres long within the EEZ
    • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters
    Certificate III
    National ID: MAR40320
    State ID: BFW3
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023

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

    Become a master, chief mate or watchkeeper on vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

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    This certificate will allow you to work as:

    • Master on commercial vessels up to 45 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
    • Master on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters.
    • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 100 metres long within the EEZ.
    Certificate IV
    National ID: MAR50320
    State ID: AC52
    Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
    Free in 2023
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)

    Become a master, chief mate or watchkeeper on vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

    Delivered at:


    Do you have a calling to take to the seas as a Master or Chief Mate?

    This course will qualify you to work in international waters as a:

    • Master or Chief Mate on vessels less than 500 gross tonnage in any operating area; and
    • Watchkeeper deck officer on vessels of any gross tonnage and in any operating area.

    Be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are maritime specialists, as you learn to manage a vessel’s stability and seaworthiness and maintain a safe navigational watch. Grow skills in responding to emergencies, operating survival craft, building firefighting technique and providing first aid. You’ll learn to lead and manage a crew on any size vessel.

    SM TAFE has key maritime connections which give students strong employability opportunities in oil and gas, shipbuilding and defence industries, alongside partnerships with Shell, Rio Tinto, Royal Oman Police, MMA Offshore Marine, BHP, INPEX and Australian Offshore Solutions.

    Visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website for details regarding required sea service and certification requirements.

    Learn in specialised facilities

    Situated in the port city of Fremantle, SM TAFE’s Fremantle campus includes some of the most comprehensive facilities for training in the country, with advanced training equipment and highly experienced and qualified lecturing staff. SM TAFE’s maritime training integrates simulator technology, a fleet of three vessels, biological and computing laboratories, along with engineering, seamanship and aquaculture workshops.

    You can learn real-world skills in the ship, bridge and engineering simulator training suite and become job ready for your role. The technology used features the most advanced mathematical modelling and shipping databases in the world and the hardware replicates the current equipment installed on seagoing ships.

    SM TAFE has been providing internationally recognised maritime vocational training in both coastal and ocean seafaring for over twenty years from the Fremantle campus.

     

      Diploma
      National ID: S0327P
      State ID: S0327P
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Masters Medical Refresher

      Maintain currency of your course-associated medical certificate with this short course

      Delivered at:


      Are you required to maintain currency of your course-associated medical certificate?

      Under the standards in the STCW, there is no requirement for revalidation of elementary first aid, medical first aid, and medical care certificates. However Maritime Labour Convention 2006, Regulation 4.1, Guideline B4.1 Medical care on board ship and ashore states:

      • Persons referred to in paragraph 1 of this guideline and any such other seafarers as may be required by the competent authority should undergo, at approximately five-year intervals, refresher courses to enable them to maintain and increase their knowledge and skills and to keep up-to-date with new developments.

      If your employer has determined it is necessary for seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention, this course is ideal for you.

      Short course
      National ID: S0163P
      State ID: S0163P
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Masters Revalidation Part A

      This course is for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five years to re-validate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA.

      Delivered at:


      This course provides essential training for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five (5) years to revalidate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA (2nd Mates, Mates or Masters) as required by Marine Orders Part 3.

      This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

      Seafarers who satisfy the sea time requirements of AMSA for the last 5 years, may only be required to demonstrate continued competence in fire fighting and sea survival, by attending the two day refresher course. If you are in doubt about what you are required to attend, please contact AMSA for a determination to be made. Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation. 

      Revalidation PART A, common to Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers

      • FULL AMSA approved Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boasts course (STCW Reg V1/2)
      • Full AMSA approved Advanced Fire-fighting course (STCW Reg V1/3)
      • Cargo operations including carriage of hazardous and dangerous goods
      • Cargo securing arrangements - equipment and documentation
      • IMDG Code amendments and revision
      • IMO Codes for bulk and other cargoes
      • Vessel stability review including damage stability, cargo loading and ballast management simulation involving stresses
      • Recent developments in international and national legislation concerning safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment
      • Medical training refresher

      Note: All Masters revalidation courses have the option for GMDSS revalidation delivered the week prior to the start of Part A and Masters Revalidation Part B delivered the week following the completion of Part A.

      Short course
      National ID: S0176P
      State ID: S0176P
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Masters Revalidation Part B

      This course is for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five years to re-validate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA.

      Delivered at:


      This course provides essential training for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five (5) years to revalidate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA (2nd Mates, Mates or Masters) as required by Marine Orders Part 3.

      This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

      Seafarers who satisfy the sea time requirements of AMSA for the last 5 years, may only be required to demonstrate continued competence in fire fighting and sea survival, by attending the two day refresher course. If you are in doubt about what you are required to attend, please contact AMSA for a determination to be made. Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation. 

      Revalidation PART B, common to Masters and Deck Officers

      • Electronic chart systems and ECDIS
      • "E Nav" - including electronic navigation systems
      • Revision and updates of concepts and principles of BRM
      • Revision of collision regulations and buoyage systems
      • Passage Planning

      Note: All Masters revalidation courses have the option for GMDSS revalidation delivered the week prior to the start of Part A and Masters Revalidation Part A delivered two weeks prior to starting the revalidation course Part B.

      Short course
      State ID: GAC62
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Operate Survival Craft and Other Lifesaving Appliances skill set

      This module is an extension of the basic fire fighting unit, and is designed to assist graduates to work on-board in safety teams.

      Delivered at:


      Learn the safety practices and standards in responding to abandon ship and survival situations at sea. 

      This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

      • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Boats (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1
      Skill set
      National ID: SIS30619
      State ID: BEU9
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership

      Looking to pursue a career in leading in the great outdoors? Take your career to the next level with a Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership.

      Delivered at:


      Take the plunge into leadership

      Become a leader in the outdoor recreation industry. This qualification is aimed at employability in the marine and land based outdoor adventure and recreation industry with employment outcomes such as hiking, kayaking and snorkeling leaders/guides, charter boat crew, and leaders for camps, expeditions and adventure tours among many others.

      During the course you will undertake the planning, risk management, finalisation and leading of multiple activities including bushwalking, snorkeling, kayaking and navigation.

      This is a fun, challenging and exciting qualification that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to take the first steps into an amazing, growing industry.

      Certificate III
      State ID: GAB80
      Industry Business and Finance
      Industry Engineering and Mining
      Skill sets

      Safety Leadership for Supervisors skill set

      Work towards becoming Section 44 compliant with this skill set covering safety leadership for site supervisors, ideal for those working in the mining and construction industries.

      This two day intensive face to face safety supervisors training is designed for supervisors and managers in the mining and construction industry who require an understanding of their obligations as part of the WHS Act and regulations in Western Australia.

      In this skill set, training is made relevant to operational requirements on-site meaning safety supervisors are able to apply skills and knowledge learnt, as soon as they return to site.

      Next dates for delivery:

      • 1 March and 2 March 2023
      • 17 May and 18 May 2023
      Skill set
      National ID: MARSS00033
      State ID: AE339
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Safety Training Certification Skill Set

      This AMSA approved training course qualifies holders of the certificate to work on vessels in Australian and international waters.

      Delivered at:


      The Certificate of Safety Training is an STCW95 AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) approved training course which qualifies holders of the certificate to work on vessels in Australian and International waters. This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

      It is ideal for those wanting to improve safety, or to work on vessels in Australian and international waters.

      Gain these skills

      • contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting)
      • follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training)
      • observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)
      • survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST)

      Tuition and resource fees

      WA residents who are eligible to study in Australia can study this course at the reduced rate shown below. If you are not a WA resident or not eligible to study in Australia, you can expect to pay $3,400. 

      Skill set
      National ID: MARSS00008
      State ID: AC773
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Shipboard Safety Skill Set

      This shipboard safety skill set is a prerequisite for employment onboard commercial vessels in domestic waters.

      Delivered at:


      The Elements of Shipboard Safety skill set is a prerequisite for employment on board commercial vessels in domestic waters. This skill set will equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate safely on board a vessel.

      The Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set is made up of 4 components:

      • 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
      Skill set
      National ID: TLI40321
      State ID: AD94
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
      Free in 2023

      Certificate IV in Supply Chain Operations (Logistics)


      Do you want a globally relevant management career in an industry that forms the backbone of the Australian economy?

      When you complete the Certificate IV in Supply Chain Operations (Logistics), you will have what it takes to handle a supervisory career in supply chain management, as a team leader, distribution centre manager, contract manager, or logistics supervisor.

      We also have a dual pathway that gives you significant course credit in the Certificate IV in Supply Chain Operations (Warehousing).

      Certificate IV
      National ID: TLI40321
      State ID: AD97
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
      Free in 2023

      Certificate IV in Supply Chain Operations (Warehousing)


      Do you want to be a leading link in a global economic chain that is critical to everyday life?

      When you complete the Certificate IV in Supply Chain Operations (Warehousing), you will have what it takes to handle a supervisory career in supply chain management, as a team leader, distribution centre manager, contract manager, or transport manager.

      Certificate IV
      National ID: MARSS00016
      State ID: AD401
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Tanker Familiarisation Skill Set

      This AMSA- approved course is for officers and ratings candidates who are assigned duties relating to tanker operations.

      Delivered at:


      This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to recognise hazards associated with liquefied gas tankers (basic gas) and oil and chemical tankers (basic oil and chemical), and to apply appropriate hazard control measures to contribute to safe cargo operation.

      This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in the capacity of: Chief Mate Deck Officers Engineering Officers Engineers Masters Ratings.

      Skill set
      State ID: GAC64
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Transmit and Receive Information by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System skill set

      This fully accredited course combines theory and practical and is delivered by lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

      Delivered at:


      This is a fully accredited course of study and instruction for the GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GMDSS COC), complying with National and International Standards. Our course meets the requirements of Marine Orders Part 6 (AMSA), is fully accredited by AMSA and audited annually.

      The GMDSS COC is a statutory requirement for bridge watchkeepers of sea going vessels over 300 gross tonnes, and for all persons involved in the operation of live GMDSS equipment. This course is structured on a combination of theory and practical exercises using both ‘live to air’ equipment and simulations. It is delivered by fully qualified and accredited lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

      This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

      • GMDSS Radio Operators - STCW Code Table A-IV/2
      Skill set
      State ID: GAC65
      Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

      Use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) skill set

      Understand the capability and limitations of ECDIS used during a navigational watch in this industry-relevant skill set.

      Delivered at:


      The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the capability and limitations of ECDIS as used during a navigational watch, to operate, interpret and analyse information obtained from ECDIS, and manage ECDIS operation, system files and data. This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved. It also meets the requirements of IMO Model 1.27 (2012).

      There is a written and practical assessment, and students receive an  ECDIS certificate upon course completion.

      Skill set
      State ID: GAC85
      Industry Business and Finance
      Industry Engineering and Mining

      WHS for Statutory Supervisors skill set

      Become a safety supervisor with this skill set.

      This course has a been designed for supervisors and team leaders who work in the Western Australian mining industry.

      The units delivered will work towards or will achieve the expected WorkSafe requirements for statutory supervisors under Schedule 26 of the WHS (Mines) Regulations (WA) 2022.

      Upcoming Fremantle campus workshop dates:
      • 18 and 19 January
      • 23 and 24 January
      • 15 and 16 February
      • 27 and 28 February
      • 15 and 16 March
      • 5 and 6 April
      • 3 and 4 May
      • 31 May and 1 June
      • 14 and 15 June
      Skill set
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