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MAR50415 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)

National ID: MAR50415 | State ID: AWO3

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.

With this certificate you can perform the duties or functions of:

  • Master or chief mate on ships less than 500 gross tonnage in any operating area.
  • Watchkeeper deck officer on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area.
  • Master and chief mate on ships less than 3000 gross tonnage in near coastal waters.
  • Able seafarer—deck.

In addition to successful completion of the Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500GT), 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 test and eyesight requirements
  • Hold of the following: unrestricted Master less than 24 meter Near coastal Certificate of competency, watchkeeper deck less than 500 GT or unrestricted Master less than 35 meters near coastal. 
  • Completed qualifying sea service time as an officer in charge on a navigation watch. Please refer to AMSA website below for further information
  • Pass an Orals Examination

Refer to the information on the AMSA website for further details. 

People seeking certification should contact the marine regulators, Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Phone: (02) 6279 5000 (8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday EST) or visit the website

2020 dates

This qualification runs for a duration of 30 weeks. 

Semester 1
Monday 3 February

Semester 2
Monday 20 July 

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
Job opportunities

 

  • This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Master, Chief Mate or Watchkeeper Deck on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage (GT) in any operating area, or as Master or Chief Mate of vessels less than 3000 GT operating in near coastal waters.

 

 

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited), State ID AWN9

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 12 months
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Semester 2

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

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