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

Certificate I   NRT
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Mon 20 Nov 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) course details

    Course description and aims

    The duration for this course is 8 days. This qualification is suitable for people working in entry level positions in
    the maritime industry as a General Purpose Hand on deck or in the engine room of
    a vessel up to 80 metres within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or in the
    engine room only for a vessel with propulsion power up to 3000 kW.

    Other Requirements

    Although there are no academic entry requirements to enrol in this TAFE qualification, there are other requirements that you must satisfy in order to obtain the AMSA GPH Certificate of Competency which will enable you to apply for work in the Maritime Industry.

    Other requirements may include: be at least 16 years of age, holding a current First Aid certificate, satisfactory completion of an eyesight test and declaration of medical fitness. Please see the AMSA website Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information at www.amsa.gov.au for further information.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Deckhands or general purpose hands in the maritime industry.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Full Time
    Course type:
    General Purpose Hand
    Course start:
    Mon 20 Nov 2017
    Course duration:
    2 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    30 Hours per week
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    About offering:


    Attend this information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Monday 20 November, from 8:45am Ultimo College, 827 - 839 George Street, Marcus Clark Building W, Level 7 Room W7.08.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 30 hours of class a week over 5 days for 2 weeks. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Course Related Charges - fees for Materials/Consumables, Safety Equipment and/or Toolkits/Resources, where applicable; are shown above as Additional charges, on same row as Course Number; these are collected to provide you with resources to use in your course of study. If you are not able you to pay this charge, you need to speak to your teacher when you start classes to make other arrangements.

    Student Association Membership is voluntary, by joining you can get discounts for textbooks, printing and photocopying, gym fees; and services such as Careers Connect and legal services.

    All membership fees are used to benefit members by funding the facilities, services and activities at your college.


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    For any enquiries please contact course co-ordinator on 9217 5283.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MARF001Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment30
    MARN001Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a vessel30
    MARB001Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel20
    MARF002Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel30
    MARF004Meet work health and safety requirements20
    MARO001Perform basic lookout duties15
    MARF005Survive at sea using survival craft15
    MARG001Work effectively as part of a crew on a vessel up to 80 metres10




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