Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)
Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal) course details
Course description and aims
This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 35
metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels
up to 80 metres in length.
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 Certificate of Competency (license) which will enable you to apply for work in the Maritime Industry. Students need to be aware that for some qualifications there may be a pathway prerequisite to achieve the AMSA Certificate of Competency (licensing).
Other requirements may include: be at least 16 years of age, holding a current First Aid certificate, holding a marine Radio Operators Certificate, satisfactory completion of an eyesight and medical test as well as satisfying sea service requirements. Please see the AMSA website Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information at www.amsa.gov.au for further information.
Course outcomes and careers
Enrol at any location
You will need to attend approximately 32 hours of class a week over 5 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
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
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE 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.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
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
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
This qualification is only open for those who hold or completed a Master 5 Certificate Course
This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.
The target group includes:
- existing workers aiming to upskill,
- recreational boat owner/operators
- industry apprentices and trainees
- international learners and
- eligible learners within the Smart and Skilled program
Also, this qualification is a requirement for students who intend to pursue a career in the maritime industry, and is recommended for students intending to undertake further studies in this industry.
This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
This qualification is endorsed by Smart and Skilled and included on the Skills List and available for eligible learners.
The qualification provides the underpinning knowledge suitable for persons employed at this level of certification. Candidates will be required to submit for examination their completed AMSA task books at the commencement of a course. Candidates will gain hands on experience including manoeuvring experience when they are employed on-board commercial vessels as they complete the sea time required by the regulator.
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|MARF001||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment||30|
|MARF002||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel||30|
|MARH006||Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions||10|
|MARC011||Manage a propulsion unit using appropriate engine systems and support services||30|
|MARG002||Manage a small crew||50|
|MARH003||Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres||30|
|MARA003||Manage loading, discharging and stowing of cargo||30|
|MARN004||Manage seaworthiness of a vessel up to 80 metres||20|
|MARA004||Manage vessel stability||20|
|MARK003||Manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres||30|
|MARF004||Meet work health and safety requirements||20|
|MARC012||Monitor and manage vessel operations||30|
|MARJ002||Monitor environmental management on a vessel||15|
|MARI002||Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres||15|
|MARC014||Operate deck machinery and steering gear on a vessel up to 80 metres||20|
|MARH004||Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres||100|
|MARB010||Plan and supervise routine maintenance on a vessel up to 80 metres||40|
|MARB005||Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres||20|
|MARF005||Survive at sea using survival craft||15|
|MARH005||Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation||60|
|MARF010||Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel||30|