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MAR30921 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

National ID MAR30921 State ID BHD2
Chart your maritime career with SM TAFE!

Gain practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits. This qualification opens doors to roles such as Master on vessels up to 24m within the EEZ and Chief Mate on larger vessels.

Our Fremantle campus offers cutting-edge facilities, simulators, a fleet of vessels, and experienced lecturers—providing hands-on experience for real-world readiness. Step into the maritime world with advanced technology and comprehensive training at SM TAFE.

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This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The tuition fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Tuition fees are free, but resource fees may be payable for some courses

CampusesFremantle.

When Semester 2, 2023. Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus. Online and On Campus.

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

Please note this course is delivered in two parts, the theory component is delivered online and the practical component is delivered on campus. You will be required be on campus for 5 weeks if you need to complete the Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS), if you have already completed the ESS you will be required to be on campus for 4 weeks. 

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.

 

  • support effective workplace relationships
  • provide First Aid
  • perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres
  • slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
  • apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • survive at sea using survival craft
  • manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
  • use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
  • monitor environmental management on a vessel

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024

Details

Duration 9 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Fremantle
How On Campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $2,722.00
(Tuition fee* $0.00 + Resource fee $2,722.00 )

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
BSBLDR301 Support effective workplace relationships $0.00 $15.75
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid $0.00 $92.75
MARB029 Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres $0.00 $129.25
MARB030 Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $129.25
MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment $0.00 $161.75
MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel $0.00 $161.75
MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements $0.00 $16.25
MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft $0.00 $161.75
MARH015 Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres $0.00 $253.25
MARH016 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $210.25
MARH017 Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation $0.00 $253.25
MARI004 Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $21.50
MARJ007 Monitor environmental management on a vessel $0.00 $21.50
MARK008 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within Near Coastal waters $0.00 $555.00
MARN009 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres $0.00 $538.75

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 18 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Fremantle
How Online and On Campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $2,722.00
(Tuition fee* $0.00 + Resource fee $2,722.00 )

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
BSBLDR301 Support effective workplace relationships $0.00 $15.75
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid $0.00 $92.75
MARB029 Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres $0.00 $129.25
MARB030 Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $129.25
MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment $0.00 $161.75
MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel $0.00 $161.75
MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements $0.00 $16.25
MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft $0.00 $161.75
MARH015 Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres $0.00 $253.25
MARH016 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $210.25
MARH017 Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation $0.00 $253.25
MARI004 Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $21.50
MARJ007 Monitor environmental management on a vessel $0.00 $21.50
MARK008 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within Near Coastal waters $0.00 $555.00
MARN009 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres $0.00 $538.75

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Semester 2, 2023

Details

Duration 18 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Fremantle
How Online and On Campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $2,722.00
(Tuition fee* $0.00 + Resource fee $2,722.00 )

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
BSBLDR301 Support effective workplace relationships $0.00 $15.75
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid $0.00 $92.75
MARB029 Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres $0.00 $129.25
MARB030 Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $129.25
MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment $0.00 $161.75
MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel $0.00 $161.75
MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements $0.00 $16.25
MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft $0.00 $161.75
MARH015 Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres $0.00 $253.25
MARH016 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $210.25
MARH017 Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation $0.00 $253.25
MARI004 Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres $0.00 $21.50
MARJ007 Monitor environmental management on a vessel $0.00 $21.50
MARK008 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within Near Coastal waters $0.00 $555.00
MARN009 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres $0.00 $538.75

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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