Gain the skills and training you need to embark on a rewarding career in the maritime industry.
Depending on the course you choose, you have the flexibility to study full-time, part-time or a combination of options to suit you.
You’ll be trained by experts in their field who are passionate about the maritime industry and ensuring your training is a success.
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College holds an AMSA Certificate of Approval to conduct final assessments. Visit amsa.gov.au for more information.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The MED 3 qualification will allow you to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 500kW or as a Second Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 750kW in the Exclusive Economic Zone. Learn how to work in an engine room, service and maintain internal combustion engines and operate deck machinery.
Learn to operate and maintain equipment in larger vessels. The MED 2 qualification will allow you to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 750kW or as a Second Engineer with propulsion power up to 1500kW in the Exclusive Economic Zone.
Enhance your knowledge and practical skills when working on large vessels. Not only will you hone your skills in the engine room, you’ll also learn to manage a vessel’s stability, manage refuelling and how to maintain machinery and structural components. The MED 1 qualification will allow you to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 1500kW or as a Second Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 3000kW in the Exclusive Economic Zone.
Get specialised skills that will help you become a professional cook or chef in the maritime industry. This course will teach you how to organise and prepare food, understand the basic methods of cookery and hygiene, and how to safely work on board a vessel.
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