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  • MAR30913

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

At a glance

At a glance

Embark upon a maritime career with this entry level qualification. This course is perfect for an anyone who wants to upgrade their qualification and grow their career as marine transport professionals.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Master (Vessels up to 24 metres)
  • Marina Hand, Master (Inland Waters)
  • Chief Engineer (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
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MAR30913 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to success with this entry-level maritime course. Learn the basic skills needed to be competitive in various roles including marina hand or master (of vessels up to 24 metres). The number of vacancies for marine transport professionals is expected to increase in Australia over the next five years, with employers searching for qualified candidates to fill jobs across a wide range of maritime positions.

This course covers a number of core skills needed to successfully gain certification from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. You'll learn to survive at sea using a survival craft, slip or dock a vessel, maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres, and how to use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation. You will be led by industry professionals who will guide you through your course and enable you to successfully reach your goals.

Successfully completing this course will allow you to seek registration with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and gain employment in roles including chief engineer (marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal), marina hand, master (inland waters) or master (of vessels up to 24 metres).

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
BSBFLM303
Contribute to effective workplace relationships
MARB004
Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres
MARB005
Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARF001
Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF002
Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF004
Meet work health and safety requirements
MARF005
Survive at sea using survival craft
MARH003
Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
MARH004
Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres
MARH005
Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
MARI002
Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres
MARJ002
Monitor environmental management on a vessel
MARK002
Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters
MARN003
Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students are aged 16 or older by the course commencement date.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network. It is also recommended that you have access to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Guidance Notes.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. For Elements of Shipboard Safety this includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including non synthetic/flammable clothing, safety glasses, and enclosed shoes. You will not be permitted to attend any classes without appropriate footwear. For wet drills you also require clothes to get wet in (similar to work clothes, but no wet suits), a second set of clothes (to change into), a towel, sunscreen, and hat. For fire drills you require a long sleeve shirt, long pants, sunglasses and enclosed shoes.

You are also required to bring a notebook, pens, compass set, parallel rules, calculator, 2B pencils, eraser and Small Ships Manual.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised price, you must:

  • be 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate III or higher level qualification that is in another industry other than the Maritime industry. You may already hold a Certificate III qualification in the Maritime industry.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland