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|Study Mode||Part-time, Workplace|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||Four, week-long workshops and workplace visits plus further self-directed study as required|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Master up to 24 metres (Near Coastal) Certification course allows you the opportunity to command a Marine vessel not exceeding 24 metres in length, operating in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). You can also act as either Chief Mate or Deck Watch Keeper on a vessel that is less than 35 metres in size in the EEZ.
This course will teach you how to operate propulsion systems, steering and navigation systems, radar and other electronic navigation equipment, radio systems and safety management equipment as well as maintenance on most aspects of a vessel. Students will get the chance to get hands on experience with maintenance and operation in each of these topics.
This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
Certification will require achievement of the MAR30913 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; and medical clearence.
People seeking certification should check with AMSA to confirm current requirements.
Employement opportunities exist in the tourism, fishing, and commercial maritime industries.
This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
Completion of this qualification give some credits to for units in other higher level Martime qualifications ( Certificate 4 and Diploma)
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 14 units of competency
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBFLM303||Contribute to effective workplace relationships||40||$0.00|
|MARB029||Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres||50||$0.00|
|MARB030||Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres||30||$0.00|
|MARF027||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment||35||$0.00|
|MARF028||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel||30||$200.00|
|MARF029||Meet work health and safety requirements||30||$0.00|
|MARF030||Survive at sea using survival craft||15||$20.00|
|MARH015||Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres||40||$0.00|
|MARH016||Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres||100||$0.00|
|MARH017||Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation||60||$0.00|
|MARI004||Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres||30||$0.00|
|MARJ007||Monitor environmental management on a vessel||25||$0.00|
|MARK008||Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within Near Coastal waters||20||$0.00|
|MARN009||Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres||25||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$2,940.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$6,830.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$270.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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