Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal

MAR30921: Certificate III in Maritime Operations

Course Overview

This qualification is offered by AMFA to people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to command a commercial marine vessel:

  • Up to 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)

​​This qualification is part of the regulatory requirements to obtain a Master <24m NC Certificate of Competency (CoC). For other regulatory requirements relating to the Master <24m NC CoC, please visit the AMSA website.

This course makes use of a maritime simulator. Learn more about our Maritime Virtual Reality Simulators.

Prior Training

Australian Maritime & Fisheries Academy prefers that the following skill sets are completed prior to undertaking the Master <24m component:

MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set
MARSS0010 Marine Radio Operator’s VHF and HF Skill Set

Course Duration & Fees:

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

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a MAR30921 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) and a Statement of Attainment listing the appropriate units of competency from AMFA.

Understanding Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal

This maritime training program covers a wide range of essential skills for professionals in the maritime industry.

Participants will gain expertise in providing first aid, contributing to effective workplace relationships, performing routine maintenance on vessels up to 24 meters, slipping and docking vessels up to 80 meters, and applying basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment. Additionally, the course delves into fire-fighting procedures on board vessels, work health and safety requirements, and surviving at sea using survival craft.

Participants will also learn how to manage and maintain navigational watches on vessels up to 80 meters, plan and navigate passages, use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation, observe regulations for safe vessel operation, monitor environmental management, and maneuver vessels up to 24 meters within near coastal waters.

The Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal course equips graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in various roles within the maritime industry.

Eligibility Criteria

To embark on the journey toward obtaining a Certificate II in Maritime Operations certificate, you must meet several eligibility requirements. These include:

Age Requirement: You must meet the minimum age criteria set by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

English Proficiency: Demonstrating a proficient level of English is crucial to effectively communicate and navigate in the maritime environment.

Medical Fitness: Ensuring that you are in good health to perform your duties safely at sea is a fundamental requirement.

Sea Service: Accumulating a specified amount of sea service is essential to prove your practical experience on the waters.

Training Completion: Successful completion of the required training, in accordance with the provided syllabus, is a mandatory step.

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