There are no official entry requirements for this course, however students are advised to please note that AMSA has Commercial Sea Time and other requirements that are to met to gain a Master 24m licence. It is highly recommended that students have previous Commercial Vessel experience before attending the course.
Please visit Master less than 24 metres near coastal (amsa.gov.au) for Master 24m Licence Requirements.
It is also recommended that students be 16 years of age, have a minimum of Year 10 with a sound achievement in English and Mathematics or the equivalent, or gain mature age entry. To obtain a full MAR30921 certificate, students need to complete 15 core subjects of competency. 10 of these 15 units of competency are delivered as part of the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) course over 6 consecutive weeks. In addition, students must complete the 4 units of the MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set and HLTAID011 Provide First Aid in order to gain the full MAR30921 qualification. The MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set and HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, are completed separately either before or after completion of the 6 week MAR30921 course. Students are given up to 6 months to complete all MAR30921 assessments (tutorials are available).
On successful completion of the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) qualification, the student will also have completed the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment. They then may request an Interim Certificate of Competency once they have completed the Certificate of Competency Application Form 426 ensuring that the declaration section is signed. This is also subject to the student meeting the AMSA criteria requirements as per Master less than 24 metres near coastal (amsa.gov.au).
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network. It is also recommended that you have access to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Guidance Notes. See https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/seafarer-certification-guidance-documents/guidance-domestic-certificates
You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. For Elements of Shipboard Safety this includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including non synthetic/flammable clothing, safety glasses (supplied), and enclosed shoes. You will not be permitted to attend any classes without appropriate footwear. For wet drills you also require clothes to get wet in (similar to work clothes, but no wet suits), a second set of clothes (to change into), swimmers/towel, sunscreen, and hat. For fire drills you require a long sleeve shirt, long pants, sunglasses and enclosed shoes.
You will also need to supply the following items at your own cost:
- Navigation instruments (compass set, parallel rules are required for chart work)
- 2B pencils
- Attire is to be of current industry standard with steel-capped boots to be worn during workshop and vessel operations.
- Pen (required for theory components)
- It is recommended that student's access the Australian Boating Manual by Capt. Dick Gandy. This is a valuable resource for your future also.
- A Small Ships Manual is also a good resource (GBRIMC can provide this to you electronically at the start of the course).