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Short Courses

Short Courses: Safety & Survival
Safety Training Certification Skill Set

The AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training is the minimum mandatory requirement in order to serve on board vessels in international waters. CoST incorporates the following training courses: Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting*, Personal Survival Techniques*, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities*, Security Awareness Training*, Provide First Aid.

*Complete this training as an individual course or through the full CoST.

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Safety Training Certification Skill Set (CoST) Revalidation

This skill set is designed for seafarers who do not hold the qualifying sea service and need to undertake the full short courses in personal survival techniques and fire prevention and fire fighting in order to demonstrate continued competence.

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Shipboard Safety Skill Set

Start your career on commercial vessels.

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Observe Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)

This course provides mandatory minimum training in Personal Safety and Social Responsibility on board a vessel and is one of the components required to obtain an AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST), which is the minimum mandatory qualification required to serve on board vessels in international waters.

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Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment

This course is one of the components required to obtain an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST), which is the mandatory minimum requirement in order to serve on board vessels in Australian and international waters.

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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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Certificate Courses: Engineering
Certificate Courses: Cookery

Continued Competency

Continued Competency: Course
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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 tafeqld.edu.au for full RTO details

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