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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

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
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

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

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 3 semesters
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Semester 2

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

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Page last updated October 28, 2020