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Short Courses

Short Courses: Safety & Survival
Short Courses: Security
Short Courses: Fire
Short Courses: Communications
Short Courses: Electronic Chart Display Information System
Short Courses: Train the Simulator Trainer & Assessor
Short Courses: Passenger Safety Training
Short Courses: Vessels
Short Courses: Tugs
Short Courses: Yachts
Short Courses: First Aid

Certificate Courses

Certificate Courses: Deck


Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near...

This course is the perfect introduction if you’re interested in working in the maritime industry and covers emergency vessel procedures, nautical terminology and practical seamanship. Students who obtain this qualification are eligible to work on commercial vessels as a General Purpose Hand on deck or in the engine room. This qualification is also a great gateway to further study with the GBRIMC.

Job prospects | General Purpose Hand/Deckhand

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Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Gain the skills you need to command a commercial vessel (up to 12m in length, not carrying passengers) and operate this vessel in sheltered waters within three nautical miles of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Advance your maritime career and learn skills that will help you become a Coxswain of commercial vessels up to 12m long. This course will teach students how to operate and maintain auxiliary marine engine systems, how to plan and navigate a passage and how to operate inboard and outboard motors.

Job prospects I Deckhand/Master of vessels up to 12m


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

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.

Job prospects | Master of vessels up to 24m

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Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near...

This qualification is open to highly experienced seafarers who have acquired a significant amount of sea time and want to apply for a Certificate of Competence as a Master <35m Near Coastal. During this course, you will learn how to forecast the weather and predict ocean conditions, manage a small crew and act as a chief mate on a vessel up to 80m long.

Job prospects | Master of vessels up to 35m.

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Certificate Courses: Engineering
Certificate Courses: Cookery

Continued Competency

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Great Barrier Reef International Marine College is part of the TAFE Queensland network. TAFE Queensland RTO No. 0275, CRICOS No. 03020E. Visit tafenorth.edu.au for full RTO details

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