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MAR40618 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

National ID: MAR40618 State ID: BDT9
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This certificate will allow you to work as:

  • Master on commercial vessels up to 35 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 80 metres long within the EEZ.

The course runs for 9 to 16 weeks, depending on your Recognition of Prior Learning.

In addition to successful completion of the Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to successfully complete each of the following to be issued with a new certificate of competency:

  • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date
  • Hold either a Master less than 24 metres near coastal or Mate less than 80 metres near coastal certificate of competency.
  • Meet medical test and eyesight requirements
  • Completed qualifying sea service time, refer to AMSA requirements for more details
  • Pass a final assessment at an AMSA office

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

2021 dates:

  • Term 3 week commencing 19 July
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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Half-price

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees until December 2021. Fees are capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession, plus resource fees and other fees that may apply to your course. Find out more

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

   
Candidates are expected to hold an AMSA Elements of Shipboard Safety certificate including HLTAID003 Provide First Aid prior to entry and a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master less than 24 meters near coastal) qualification prior to entry into this qualification.

In addition to successful completion of Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 meters Near Coastal), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to successfully complete each of the following to be issued with a new certificate of competency:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Meet medical and eyesight test requirements
  • Completed AMSA approved task book or have qualifying sea service
  • Long Range Operator certificate of Proficiency or equivalent
  • Pass a final assessment at an AMSA office

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 5 days per week when studied full time across eight weeks. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

What you need

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, the following dress requirements/PPE is required at all classes:

  • Safety steel-capped work boots must be worn during engineering classes. Heavy leather uppers and heavy duty soles.
  • No sand shoe volley type of footwear allowed (even with steel caps)
  • Overalls during engineering classes
  • Water, food, hat and sunscreen for boat days

Fremantle Campus does not have a cafeteria but has basic kitchen facilities (kettle, microwave, fridge).

Parking is available but please ensure apprentices arrive early on the first day to organise parking permit at the Customer Service counter.

Learners are not able to gain employment with this qualification (obtain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA) unless they have operated in the capacity of a Master less than 24mNC for 600 days, or for 180 days with an approved task book completed. The Master less than 24mNC requires a Certificate III in Marine Operations and therefore is the pathway into this Certificate IV.

 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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