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MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

National ID: MAR40320 State ID: BFW3
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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.

Gain these skills:

  • manage loading, discharging and stowing of cargo
  • manage vessel stability
  • slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
  • plan and supervise routine maintenance on a vessel up to 80 metres
  • manage a propulsion unit using appropriate engine systems and support services
  • monitor and manage vessel operations
  • operate deck machinery and steering gear 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
  • meet work health and safety requirements
  • manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
  • manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres
Half-price

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 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. 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 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
  • 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

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

New students who have not studied MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) must apply instead for the lower level qualification due to pre-requisite skills/knowledge requirements. Students that have already completed MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) are eligible to apply for a credit transfer to reduce the study load and overall course cost.

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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Semester 1, 2023

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Fremantle
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $871.56 $131.00 $1,002.56
Concession $258.24 $131.00 $389.24

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 are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 8 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Fremantle
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $871.56 $131.00 $1,002.56
Concession $258.24 $131.00 $389.24

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 are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

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