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Maritime Studies

Gain skills in navigating a vessel, applying maintenance and engineering knowledge, operating a marine radio, applying safety procedures at sea, applying ships knowledge and demonstrating nautical knowledge.

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We partner with Osprey International to deliver Company Security Officer (CSO), Ship Security Officer (SSO), Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) and Offshore Facility Security Officer (OFSO) short courses.

For dates, how to register and further information, visit the Osprey International website(opens in a new tab) .

National ID: S0088P
State ID: S0088P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA Coxswain External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to coxswain on commercial vessels up to 12 metres long and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing a Coxswain External course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the Coxswain External course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass this final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency.  The AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) is the practical assessment of your operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation. 

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)

2021 Dates

  • Term 4, starts 6 December
Short course
National ID: S0090P
State ID: S0090P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA MEDII External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to be a chief marine engineer or second marine engineer and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing the MEDII External course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the MEDII External course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final AMPA assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. The AMPA is a practical assessment of o the appropriate operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation.

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)(opens in a new tab)

Next dates for delivery

Each course runs for 1.5 days on the following dates.

  • 6 and 7 December 2021
  • 4  and 5 April 2022
  • 27 and 28 June 2022
  • 19 and 20 September 2022
  • 5 and 6 December 6 2022
Short course
National ID: S0177P
State ID: S0177P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

AMPA Master Under 24m External

This course is for seafarers who have gained the qualification to master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres long and need to complete your AMPA assessment to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

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After completing a Master Under 24 metre course an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) will need to be completed to gain a Certificate of Competency from AMSA. To qualify to enrol in this course you must have completed the Master Under 24 Metre course.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. 

The AMPA is the practical assessment of the appropriate operational skills and knowledge, and knowledge of Australian maritime legislation. 

Refer to the following information for the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)(opens in a new tab) .  

Next dates for delivery

  • 6-7 December
Short course
National ID: S0159P
State ID: S0159P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations

Advanced training in chemical and oil tanker operations for Masters, Chief Engineering and Chief Mates. Provides you with skills and knowledge to meet the relevant AMSA requirements. 

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This advanced training course is for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet the relevant AMSA requirements for:

  • STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 3, Table A-V/1-1-3 
  • STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2.

This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Operations  meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 3, Table A-V/1-1-3
  • Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Operations  meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2

Next dates for delivery

  • 29 November to 3 December (5 days)
Short course
National ID: S0204P
State ID: S0204P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Training for Liquified Gas Tanker Cargo Operations

Advanced training in liquified gas tanker cargo operations for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates. Provides you with the skills and knowledge to meet relevant AMSA requirements.

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This course is for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates and provides you with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements for STCW Reg V/1-2 and Code Section A-V/1-2, paragraph 2, Table A-V/1-2-1.

his course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Advanced Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-2 and Code Section A-V/1-2, paragraph 2, Table A-V/1-2-1

Next dates for delivery

  • 6 - 10 December (5 days)
Short course
National ID: S0024P
State ID: S0024P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations

Meet the AMSA requirements of requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2 for Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations.

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This course is for Masters, Chief Engineers and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements for Table A-V/1-1-3 and STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2.

Please note:

You must hold the following prerequisites for entry onto this course and evidence must be provided upon first day of class: 

  • STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Certificate  
  • STCW Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarisation Certificate  

This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course: 

Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Operations meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 Table A-V/1-1-2 

Next dates for delivery

Semester 2

  • 29 November - 3 December 2021 (5 days)
Short course
National ID: S0107P
State ID: S0107P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Engineering Revalidation Part C

Revalidate your engineering certificate before it expires.

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If you hold an engineering certificate of competency you should apply to us to revalidate your certificate before it expires, if it has not been suspended or revoked. Whether your certificate is valid, or has expired, the revalidation requirements are the same.

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

Revalidation PART C:

  • Engine and Boiler developments
  • Current technologies
  • Electrical Practical requirements including HV revision 
  • Review of leadership and management skills
  • Review of recent incidents relevant to engineers

NOTE - All revalidation courses have the option for Part A delivered two weeks prior to start of the revalidation course Part C.

Next dates for delivery

This course is delivered 5 day's on-campus, starting on the below dates.

  • Term 4, starts 15 November
Short course
State ID: GAA43
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Follow Vessel Security Procedures skill set

Security awareness training is mandatory for all seafarers before engaging on board a vessel.

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Under the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, it is now mandatory for all seafarers to possess knowledge related to security awareness, before engaging on board a vessel, and to undergo security related training. This course meets the requirements of Regulation V1/6 of the STCW Convention as amended.

  • Maritime security terms and definitions, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery
  • International maritime security policy and responsibilities of governments, companies and persons
  • Maritime security levels and their impact on security measures and procedures aboard ship and in port facilities
  • Security reporting procedures and security related contingency plans
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Recognition of potential security threats, including piracy and armed robbery
  • Recognition of weapons, dangerous substances and devices, and awareness of the damage they can cause
  • Handling of security related information and communications
  • Training, drill and exercise requirements under the relevant conventions, codes and IMO circulars, including those relevant to anti-piracy and anti-robbery

Next dates for delivery

  • 6 December 2021
Skill set
National ID: S0162P
State ID: S0162P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

GMDSS Revalidation

This course is for Master and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements.

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GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System)

This course is structured on a combination of theory and practical exercises using both ‘live to air’ equipment and simulations. It is delivered by fully qualified and accredited lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

This course is for Master and Chief Mates and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet Australian Maritime Safety Authority requirements of Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014, Section25A. 

This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • GMDSS Radio Operators – STCW Code Table A-IV/2

Next dates for delivery

Each course runs for 4 days starting on these dates:

  • 25 October
  • 15 November
Short course
State ID: GAA45
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Manage Firefighting and Fire Prevention Activities on Board a Vessel skill set

Perform effectively as a key member of an onboard command fire fighting team with this AMSA-approved course.

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This module is an extension of the Basic Fire Fighting unit, and is designed to extend the knowledge and skills of the student, sufficient for the person to perform effectively as a key member of an on-board command fire fighting team.

  • Management of shipboard fire prevention techniques
  • Coordination of tactical fire fighting methods
  • Use/maintenance of fire fighting equipment
  • Fire detection material

This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Advanced Fire Fighting meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/3 and Code Section A-VI/3, Table A-VI/3

Please note:

  • Your position will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Course positions are limited. Practical component conducted at ERGT Jandakot. 100% attendance is required.
  • Minimum dress standards apply to campus and ERGT Jandakot attendance: ie closed in shoes be worn (no sandals, thongs or bare feet), neat casual attire.
  • It is not acceptable for clothing displaying pictures and or/messages likely to cause offence to others
  • It is a requirement that men be clean-shaven for the practical components conducted at ERGT Jandakot. Facial hair can affect the sealing capability of the face mask

Next dates

  • 2 - 5 November 2021
Skill set
National ID: MEM30705
State ID: W242
Industry Defence
Half price^

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Become a tradesperson working in the exciting marine craft construction industry.

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This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a tradesman working in marine craft construction. Training is project based and covers all aspects of the construction process from design and drawing including the use of CAD , timber construction of plugs, and composite moulds and products.  People with this qualification may work in a manufacturing or repair organisation producing a variety of marine craft from superyachts to kayaks.

Certificate III
National ID: MAR60120
State ID: AC38
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 1) (Engineering Class 1 (Motor))

Become a Class 1 Engineer in the Maritime Industry.

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This qualification is suitable for people who work as an Engineer Class 1 in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 1 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012. People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

Required short courses: 

  • Medical First Aid
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
Diploma
National ID: MAR50120
State ID: AC31
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Marine Engineering (Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal)

Become a chief engineer onboard a vessel with this AMSA-accredited course.

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This qualification lets you carry out the duties of chief engineer.

This certificate will allow you to work:

  • As chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • As chief engineer or second engineer on vessels with outboard engines with unlimited propulsion within the EEZ.
  • As an assistant under the direct supervision of the chief engineer.
  • In the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.
Diploma
National ID: MAR50120
State ID: AC62
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Marine Engineering (Engineer Watchkeeper Specialist)

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area.

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This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Watchkeeper by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

Diploma
National ID: AUR30516
State ID: BAC8
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

Become an apprentice automotive marine technician working on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors.

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An apprentice Automotive Technician - Marine Light is involved in working mainly on pleasure craft with inboard or outboard motors, they can be trailer mounted and pull behind a car or moored in the river, ocean or a marina.

Gain these skills:

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to the various types of marine engines
  • adjust, test and repair engines, transmission, fuel systems, hydraulic steering systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, propellers and boat trailers
  • use testing equipment and/or refer to manufacturers' specifications and manuals - dismantle faulty assemblies, repair or replace worn or damaged parts and reassemble, adjust and test the repaired mechanism
  • perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and tune-ups - advise customers on work performed, general vessel conditions and future repair requirements

This apprenticeship training program comprises on and off the job components, with training blocks of four weeks twice a year for 2.5 years. Block release times are negotiated with industry to minimize the impact on peak workplace production. During the block release, all candidates undertake training and assessment and competency results are signed off in the training record book. When the candidate returns to industry, learning is reinforced in the workplace to further develop the candidate’s skills and increase proficiency. The employer also signs off – that the candidate has undertaken tasks in the workplace.

Certificate III
National ID: MAR20318
State ID: BDU0
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Become a coxswain in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, fisheries, fishing, tourism and aquaculture.

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Coxswain's can gain employment in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, fisheries, fishing, tourism and aquaculture.

This qualification is suitable for people who want to command and operate the engines of a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 500 kilowatts. 

Certificate II
National ID: MAR10220
State ID: BGK6
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

This qualification is suitable for people working in an entry level position in the maritime industry as a General Purpose Hand

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This qualification is suitable for people working in an entry level position in the maritime industry as a General Purpose Hand under the direct supervision of the master or engineer of a commercial vessel to:

  • assist as a general hand on deck or in the engine room of a commercial vessel length as described in Marine Order 505 within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • assist as a general hand in the engine room only for a vessel with propulsion power as described in Marine Order 505
Certificate I
National ID: MAR30218
State ID: BDU7
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)

An entry-level qualification to equip new entrants into the maritime industry with practical skills and knowledge in general shipboard operations.

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The Integrated Rating (IR) course is an entry-level qualification to equip new entrants into the maritime industry with practical skills and knowledge in general shipboard operations of merchant ships. This course is the AMSA approved pre-sea training course required (along with the AMSA required sea service) for issuance of the AMSA Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency. Integrated ratings steer a vessel under the direction of the officer of the watch and work in the engine room under the direction of engineering officers.

Gain these skills:

  • assist with cargo operations
  • conduct engine and navigational watches
  • assist in berthing and unberthing
  • provide general deck operational assistance and maintain documentation
  • general servicing and maintenance of the ship and its machinery
  • maintain cleanliness of decks and structures
  • steering the ship under supervision
  • splicing ropes and wires

In addition to successful completion of the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating), 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 requirements
  • Completed qualifying sea service time, refer to AMSA requirements for more details
  • Hold an approved steering Certificate

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

2021 Dates:

This course runs for 10 weeks, 5 days a week starting on the following dates.

  • Semester 2, week commencing 19 July

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate III
National ID: MAR40220
State ID: BFV6
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

This qualification enables you to become a marine engine driver (motor) as per the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).

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This qualification is aligned to the educational requirement for Certification as Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 as described in Part D of the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). The Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency (CoC) is issued by the appropriate maritime regulatory authority in each state and territory.

A Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate allows a holder to take charge of the machinery on vessels less than:

  • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in operations in any area; or750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm), or
  • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Inshore limits (15nm).

This certificate also allows the holder to be second-in-charge of machinery on vessels less than:

  • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
  • 750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
  • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Offshore Limits (600nm); or
  • 1500kw propulsion power

Evidence of sea time/service on board a vessel will be required to obtain a Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency from the Department of Transport. For information on all CoC requirements, please see: http://nationalsystem.amsa.gov.au/factsheets.php

Certificate IV
National ID: MAR30818
State ID: BDV0
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Become a chief engineer onboard the required vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

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This certificate will allow you to work as:

  • Chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 750 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 1500 kilowatts within the EEZ.
  • Chief or second engineer on a vessel with outboard engines within the EEZ.
  • An assistant under the direct supervision of the chief engineer.
  • In the engine room of a vessel up to 80 meters long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MAR60115
State ID: AVQ3
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)

Become a chief engineer or engineer watchkeeper onboard any propulsion power vessel with this AMSA-accredited course.

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This certificate enables you to work as an engineer on any propulsion power vessel in any operating area performing the functions of:

  • Chief engineer officer on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area,
  • First engineer officer (STCW Second engineer) on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area.
  • Engineer watchkeeper on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area.

In addition to successful completion of Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2), 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 requirements
  • Completed qualifying sea service time on a vessel greater that 750 Kilowatts propulsion power while holding either an Engineer Class 3 near coastal or unrestricted certificate of competency or an Engineering Watchkeeper certificate of competency.
  • Complete Basic Safety Training including security awareness
  • Pass an Orals Examination

People seeking certification should contact the marine regulators, Australian Maritime Safety Authority: www.amsa.gov.au(opens in a new tab)

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MAR60220
State ID: BFW9
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)

Become a fully-qualified master, chief mate or deck watchkeeper on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area.

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This certificate allows you to perform the duties or functions of Master, Chief mate or Watchkeeper deck officer on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area.

Holding a Watchkeeper deck or Master less than 500 GT certificate of competency may allow you to receive up to 15 units credit or recognition of prior learning with continued sea service and competencies. This may potentially reduce the duration of the course up to 14 weeks.

This qualification runs for a duration between 27 and 40 weeks. 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MAR50320
State ID: AC53
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master less than 500 GT)

Become a master, chief mate or watchkeeper on vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

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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.

This course runs for 35 weeks.

Diploma
National ID: MAR30918
State ID: BDU4
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits.

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This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits. You will learn skills in shipboard safety, navigation, ship knowledge and vessel operations.

This certificate will allow you to work as:

  • Master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 metres long within the EEZ
  • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters

2021 Dates

Semester 2, 2021

  • Body of Course – Part 1 (Passage Planning): starts 4 October 
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety: starts 1 November
  • Body of Course – Part 2 (Seamanship and other Skills): starts 8 November
Certificate III
National ID: MAR40320
State ID: BFW3
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

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

Become a master, chief mate or watchkeeper on vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

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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.

Certificate IV
National ID: MAR50320
State ID: AC52
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)

Become a master, chief mate or watchkeeper on vessels with this AMSA-accredited course.

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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.
Diploma
National ID: S0327P
State ID: S0327P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Masters Medical Refresher

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Under the standards in the STCW, there is no requirement for revalidation of elementary first aid, medical first aid, and medical care certificates. However Maritime Labour Convention 2006, Regulation 4.1, Guideline B4.1 Medical care on board ship and ashore states:

Persons referred to in paragraph 1 of this guideline and any such other seafarers as may be required by the competent authority should undergo, at approximately five-year intervals, refresher courses to enable them to maintain and increase their knowledge and skills and to keep up-to-date with new developments.

In view of this guideline, employers should determine whether it is necessary for their seafarers to maintain currency of their course-associated medical certificate.

Fees

$295

Short course
National ID: S0163P
State ID: S0163P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Masters Revalidation Part A

This course is for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five years to re-validate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA.

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This course provides essential training for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five (5) years to revalidate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA (2nd Mates, Mates or Masters) as required by Marine Orders Part 3.

This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

Seafarers who satisfy the sea time requirements of AMSA for the last 5 years, may only be required to demonstrate continued competence in fire fighting and sea survival, by attending the two day refresher course. If you are in doubt about what you are required to attend, please contact AMSA for a determination to be made. Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation. 

Revalidation PART A, common to Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers

  • FULL AMSA approved Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boasts course (STCW Reg V1/2)
  • Full AMSA approved Advanced Fire-fighting course (STCW Reg V1/3)
  • Cargo operations including carriage of hazardous and dangerous goods
  • Cargo securing arrangements - equipment and documentation
  • IMDG Code amendments and revision
  • IMO Codes for bulk and other cargoes
  • Vessel stability review including damage stability, cargo loading and ballast management simulation involving stresses
  • Recent developments in international and national legislation concerning safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • Medical training refresher

Note: All Masters revalidation courses have the option for GMDSS revalidation delivered the week prior to the start of Part A and Masters Revalidation Part B delivered the week following the completion of Part A.

Next dates

This course runs for a duration of 10 days on the following start dates:

  • Monday 1 November
Short course
National ID: S0176P
State ID: S0176P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Masters Revalidation Part B

This course is for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five years to re-validate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA.

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This course provides essential training for deck officers who have insufficient sea time in the last five (5) years to revalidate their Australian Certificate of Competency (COC) issued by AMSA (2nd Mates, Mates or Masters) as required by Marine Orders Part 3.

This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

Seafarers who satisfy the sea time requirements of AMSA for the last 5 years, may only be required to demonstrate continued competence in fire fighting and sea survival, by attending the two day refresher course. If you are in doubt about what you are required to attend, please contact AMSA for a determination to be made. Refer to the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further information on revalidation. 

Revalidation PART B, common to Masters and Deck Officers

  • Electronic chart systems and ECDIS
  • "E Nav" - including electronic navigation systems
  • Revision and updates of concepts and principles of BRM
  • Revision of collision regulations and buoyage systems
  • Passage Planning

Note: All Masters revalidation courses have the option for GMDSS revalidation delivered the week prior to the start of Part A and Masters Revalidation Part A delivered two weeks prior to starting the revalidation course Part B.

Next dates

This course runs for a duration of 5 days with the following start dates:

  • 15 November
Short course
State ID: GAB57
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Observe Personal Safety and Social Responsibility skill set

Manage your own safety with this course to assist in gaining your Certificate of Safety Training.

Delivered at:


This course utilises the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to safety management system processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs. 

The course is designed for people working in the maritime industry who require a Certificate of Safety Training. 

Next dates for delivery

  • Starts 8 December
Skill set
State ID: GAA44
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Operate Survival Craft and Other Lifesaving Appliances skill set

This module is an extension of the basic fire fighting unit, and is designed to assist graduates to work on-board in safety teams.

Delivered at:


This module is an extension of the basic fire fighting unit, and is designed to extend the knowledge and skills of the student, sufficient for the person to perform effectively as a key member of an on-board command fire fighting team.

This course is approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Boats (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1

Please note:

  • Your position will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Course positions are limited. Practical component conducted at external training provider. 100% attendance is required.
  • Minimum dress standards apply attendance: ie closed in shoes be worn (no sandals, thongs or bare feet), neat casual attire.
  • It is not acceptable for clothing displaying pictures and or/messages likely to cause offence to others. 

Next dates for delivery

This course runs for a duration of 3 days (2 days at our Fremantle campus and 1 day external delivery) with the following start dates:

  • 8 November 2021

Fees

  • Standard $2,750
Skill set
State ID: GAA46
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Provide Medical First Aid On Board a Vessel skill set

Lend a helping hand. Gain the skills to be able to react appropriately in an emergency situation, where a casualty has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill.

Delivered at:


This course provides the candidate with the skills and knowledge to be able to react appropriately in an emergency situation, where a casualty has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill. To use those items of first aid equipment found in ships medical outfits, which are not included in the standard first aid kit. 

This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

  • Responsibilities of the First Aider
  • Respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Poisons, signs and symptoms
  • Hypothermia, frostbite, heat exhaustion, heat stroke
  • Explosion injuries
  • Personal hygiene
  • Ships Captain Medical Guide, IMO Publications,
  • Marine Orders Part 10, Admiralty List of Radio Signals
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
  • Cargo and Cargo Handling - Dangerous Goods

Please note:

  • Your position will not be confirmed until payment has been received
  • Course positions are limited. 100% attendance is required.
  • Minimum dress standards apply to campus attendance: ie closed in shoes be worn (no sandals, thongs or bare feet), neat casual attire. Shorts and t-shirts are acceptable.

Next dates for delivery

Skill set
National ID: MARSS00007
State ID: AC720
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Safety Training Certification Skill Set

This AMSA approved training course qualifies holders of the certificate to work on vessels in Australian and international waters.

Delivered at:


The Certificate of Safety Training is an STCW95 AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) approved training course which qualifies holders of the certificate to work on vessels in Australian and International waters. This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved.

It is ideal for those wanting to improve safety, or to work on vessels in Australian and international waters.

The Certificate of Safety Training is made up of (5) components - as follows. Please note that we only conduct the first 4 units here, and not the first aid component. Senior First Aid will therefore need to be done separately.

  • MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel - State ID WH836 
  • MARF006 Observe personal safety and social responsibility - State ID WH834 
  • MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment - State ID WH837 
  • MARF003 Follow vessel security procedures - State ID WH831 
  • Elementary First Aid (equivalent to Senior First Aid) 

Please note:

  • Your position will not be confirmed until payment has been received. 
  • Course positions are limited.
  • Practical component conducted at ERGT. 100% attendance is required. 
  • Minimum dress standards apply to campus and ERGT attendance: ie closed in shoes be worn ( no sandals, thongs or bare feet), neat casual attire. 
  • It is a requirement that men be clean-shaven for the practical component of the fire fighting, conducted at ERGT. Facial hair can affect the sealing capability of the face mask during fire training. 
  • Contact us for individual component fees and dates. 
  • Certification from the college must be lodged using AMSA form 419 through an AMSA allocated Post Office and there will be a fee involved. 

Next dates for delivery

  • 29 November 2021
Skill set
National ID: MARSS00008
State ID: AC773
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Shipboard Safety Skill Set

This shipboard safety skill set is a prerequisite for employment onboard commercial vessels in domestic waters.

Delivered at:


The Elements of Shipboard Safety skill set is a prerequisite for employment on board commercial vessels in domestic waters. This skill set will equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate safely on board a vessel.

The Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set is made up of 4 components:

  • MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft

Please Note:

  • Your position will not be confirmed until payment has been received. 
  • Course positions are limited. Practical component conducted at ERGT. 100% attendance is required. 
  • Minimum dress standards apply to campus and ERGT attendance: ie closed in shoes be worn ( no sandals, thongs or bare feet), neat casual attire. 
  • It is a requirement that men be clean-shaven for the practical component of the fire fighting, conducted at ERGT. Facial hair can affect the sealing capability of the face mask during fire training. 
  • Contact us for individual component fees and dates. 
  • Certification from the college must be lodged using AMSA form 419 through an AMSA allocated Post Office and there will be a fee involved. 

Next dates

This course runs for 4 days, 8am to 4pm from the following dates:

  • Term 4: 1-4 November 2021
Skill set
National ID: S0029P
State ID: S0029P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Tanker Familiarisation (Liquefied Gas Tanker)

This AMSA- approved course is for officers and ratings candidates who are assigned duties relating to tanker operations.

Delivered at:


This course is for officers and ratings candidates who are assigned duties and responsibilities relating to tanker operations and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements for STCW Reg V/1-2 and Code Section A-V/1-2, paragraph 1, Table A-V/1-2-1.

This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Tanker Familiarisation (Oil and Chemical) for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (AMSA approved),  meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-2 and Code Section A-V/1-2, paragraph 1, Table A-V/1-2-1

Next dates

This course runs 2.5 days at Fremantle campus on the following dates.

New dates coming soon

Short course
National ID: S0030P
State ID: S0030P
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Tanker Familiarisation (Oil & Chemical)

This AMSA- approved course is for officers and ratings candidates who are assigned duties relating to tanker operations.

Delivered at:


This course is for officers and ratings candidates who are assigned duties and responsibilities relating to tanker operations and provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to meet AMSA requirements for STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 1, Table A-V/1-1-1.

This course is  approved by AMSA for the issuance of the following certificate upon successful completion of the course:

  • Tanker Familiarisation (Oil and Chemical) for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (AMSA approved),  meeting the requirements of STCW Reg V/1-1 and Code Section A-V/1-1, paragraph 1, Table A-V/1-1-1

Next dates for delivery

This course runs for 2.5 days, starting at 12.30pm on the following dates

Short course
State ID: GAA50
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Transmit and Receive Information by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System skill set

This fully accredited course combines theory and practical and is delivered by lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

Delivered at:


This is a fully accredited course of study and instruction for the GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GMDSS COC), complying with National and International Standards. Our course meets the requirements of Marine Orders Part 6 (AMSA), is fully accredited by AMSA and audited annually.

The GMDSS COC is a statutory requirement for bridge watchkeepers of sea going vessels over 300 gross tonnes, and for all persons involved in the operation of live GMDSS equipment. This course is structured on a combination of theory and practical exercises using both ‘live to air’ equipment and simulations. It is delivered by fully qualified and accredited lecturers with deck officer or radio officer experience.

Permits persons who hold a GMDSS COC, but do not satisfy AMSA’s revalidation requirement of 12 months of GMDSS equipment use in the last 5 years, to revalidate their COC. If you have had 12 months use of GMDSS equipment in the last 5 years, please contact AMSA directly to discuss revalidation of your COC through them.

This course meets the requirements of STCW and is AMSA approved.

Next dates

This course runs for a duration of 10 days starting on the following dates:

  • Term 4, starts 22 November
Skill set
State ID: GAA49
Industry Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics

Use an Electronic Chart Display and Information System to Navigate Safely skill set

Understand the capability and limitations of ECDIS used during a navigational watch in this industry-relevant skill set.

Delivered at:


The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the capability and limitations of ECDIS as used during a navigational watch, to operate, interpret and analyse information obtained from ECDIS, and manage ECDIS operation, system files and data. This course meets the requirements of STCW as revised by Manila Amendments 2010, and is AMSA approved. It also meets the requirements of IMO Model 1.27 (2012).

There is a written and practical assessment, and students receive an  ECDIS certificate upon course completion.

  • Elements of ECDIS
  • Watch keeping with ECDIS
  • ECDIS Route Planning and Monitoring
  • ECDIS Targets, Charts and Systems
  • ECDIS Responsibility

Next dates for delivery

  • Term 4, starts 6 December (5 days)
Skill set
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