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MAR50320 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master less than 500 GT)

National ID MAR50320 State ID AC53
Become a master, chief mate or watchkeeper on vessels

Gain real-world skills at our Fremantle campus, equipped with cutting-edge facilities, simulators, and experienced staff. Be job-ready with advanced technology and comprehensive training, ensuring compliance with national standards.

This is an AMSA-accredited course.

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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

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

CampusesFremantle.

When Semester 1, 2024. Semester 2, 2023.

Study Mode On Campus.

This certificate enables you to work as a Master of a commercial vessel less than 500 gross tonnage in any operating area.

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.

 

  • maintain seaworthiness of the ship (ship stability)
  • monitor, loading, unloading, securing and stowage of cargo
  • apply leadership and team working capability
  • contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting)
  • follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training)
  • observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)
  • prevent, control and fight fires on board a vessel (advanced firefighting)
  • survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST)
  • plan and conduct a passage and determine position
  • use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) to maintain the safety of navigation
  • ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements
  • maintain seaworthiness of the ship (ship construction)

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Semester 1, 2024

Details

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Fremantle
How On Campus

Units and fees

Credit units

The units below are intended for entry to this course as credit from prior study and do not contribute to the total tuition or resource fees for this course. Check the entrance requirements tab for further instructions about the study pathway to completing this course.

National ID Unit title
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Semester 1, 2024

Core Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
MARO012 Transmit and receive information by visual signalling $0.00 $0.00 $20.25
MARO009 Maintain a safe navigational watch $0.00 $0.00 $20.25
MARN011 Maintain seaworthiness of the ship (ship construction) $0.00 $0.00 $9.75
MARK011 Manoeuvre the ship $0.00 $0.00 $38.00
MARJ008 Ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements $0.00 $0.00 $47.75
MARH024 Use of radar and other bridge equipment to maintain safety of navigation $0.00 $0.00 $16.50
MARH023 Use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) to maintain the safety of navigation $0.00 $0.00 $16.50
MARH022 Plan and conduct a passage and determine position $0.00 $0.00 $16.50
MARA017 Maintain seaworthiness of the ship (ship stability) $0.00 $0.00 $11.00
MARF047 Monitor compliance with legislative requirements $0.00 $0.00 $37.25
MARF031 Apply leadership and team working capability $0.00 $0.00 $16.00
MARA025 Monitor, loading, unloading, securing and stowage of cargo $0.00 $0.00 $15.25
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces $0.00 $0.00 $22.50
Elective Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
Manoeuvre and handle a ship in all conditions
$0.00 $0.00 $38.00
Apply medical first aid on board ship
$0.00 $0.00 $1,052.25
Semester 1, 2024 fee
  Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee*
General $0.00 $1,377.75 $1,377.75
Concession $0.00 $1,377.75 $1,377.75

Semester 2, 2024

Core Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
MARF046 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST) $0.00 $0.00 $483.00
MARF044 Prevent, control and fight fires on board a vessel (advanced firefighting) $0.00 $0.00 $939.25
MARF041 Observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR) $0.00 $0.00 $36.00
MARF037 Follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training) $0.00 $0.00 $55.25
MARF035 Contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting) $0.00 $0.00 $1,142.50
Elective Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
Operate survival craft, rescue boats and lifesaving appliances (proficiency in survival craft)
$0.00 $0.00 $842.25
Manage a vessel and its crew
$0.00 $0.00 $11.00
Manage provision of medical care on board a vessel
$0.00 $0.00 $1,025.00
Monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements
$0.00 $0.00 $37.25
Transmit and receive information by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
$0.00 $0.00 $54.50
Semester 2, 2024 fee
  Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee*
General $0.00 $4,626.00 $4,626.00
Concession $0.00 $4,626.00 $4,626.00

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 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Fremantle
How On Campus

Units and fees

Semester 2, 2023

Core Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
MARK011 Manoeuvre the ship $0.00 $0.00 $38.00
MARF031 Apply leadership and team working capability $0.00 $0.00 $16.00
MARA025 Monitor, loading, unloading, securing and stowage of cargo $0.00 $0.00 $15.25
MARA017 Maintain seaworthiness of the ship (ship stability) $0.00 $0.00 $11.00
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces $0.00 $0.00 $22.50
MARO009 Maintain a safe navigational watch $0.00 $0.00 $20.25
MARN011 Maintain seaworthiness of the ship (ship construction) $0.00 $0.00 $9.75
MARJ008 Ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements $0.00 $0.00 $47.75
MARH024 Use of radar and other bridge equipment to maintain safety of navigation $0.00 $0.00 $16.50
MARH022 Plan and conduct a passage and determine position $0.00 $0.00 $16.50
MARF047 Monitor compliance with legislative requirements $0.00 $0.00 $37.25
Elective Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
Apply medical first aid on board ship
$0.00 $0.00 $1,052.25
Semester 2, 2023 fee
  Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee*
General $0.00 $1,303.00 $1,303.00
Concession $0.00 $1,303.00 $1,303.00

Semester 1, 2024

Core Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
MARF037 Follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training) $0.00 $0.00 $55.25
MARF035 Contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting) $0.00 $0.00 $1,113.75
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid $0.00 $0.00 $92.75
MARO012 Transmit and receive information by visual signalling $0.00 $0.00 $19.75
MARF041 Observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR) $0.00 $0.00 $36.00
MARH023 Use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) to maintain the safety of navigation $0.00 $0.00 $16.50
MARF046 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST) $0.00 $0.00 $483.00
MARF044 Prevent, control and fight fires on board a vessel (advanced firefighting) $0.00 $0.00 $939.25
Elective Fees
National ID Unit title Tuition fee Concession Resource fee
Manoeuvre and handle a ship in all conditions
$0.00 $0.00 $38.00
Transmit and receive information by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
$0.00 $0.00 $54.50
Manage a vessel and its crew
$0.00 $0.00 $11.00
Monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements
$0.00 $0.00 $37.25
Operate survival craft, rescue boats and lifesaving appliances (proficiency in survival craft)
$0.00 $0.00 $842.25
Manage provision of medical care on board a vessel
$0.00 $0.00 $1,025.00
Semester 1, 2024 fee
  Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee*
General $0.00 $4,764.25 $4,764.25
Concession $0.00 $4,764.25 $4,764.25

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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