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Batavia Coast Maritime Institute

  133 Separation Point Close, Beachlands, WA 6530
  Locked Bag 103, Geraldton WA 6531
 1800 672 700 or (08) 9956 6175
 bcmi@crtafe.wa.edu.au

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The Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) campus is an award-winning state of the art training, research and development facility located on the oceanfront of the picturesque Separation Point in Geraldton.

Opening in 2006 after ten years of planning and development, BCMI has positioned itself as a world-class centre of excellence, specialising in the areas of aquaculture, marine and environmental science research and training.

Our wide range of partnerships and collaborations with industry allows the integration of industry, research and education throughout a broad range of fields, attracting students both locally and internationally. Students at BCMI have the unique advantage of learning and developing skills within a commercially operational environment, providing them with a realistic and hands-on training experience.

Advantages of studying with us include:

  • Strong focus on field based training including regular trips to the Abrolhos islands aboard the CRTAFE maintained vessel,  Master Class
  • Opportunity to gain experience working on a range of real world industry based projects and research
  • Small class sizes allowing for personalised tuition and a cohesive learning environment
  • Pathways to university
  • VET-in-schools opportunities and work placements
  • A range of industry relevant short courses.

The BCMI offers nationally recognised qualifications Certificate 1 up to Diploma level in aquaculture, laboratory science, conservation & land management, marine and environmental science, as well as maritime qualifications.

Facilities

Free parking is available on campus and there are designated parking bays available for people with a disabilities.

Our computer lab is fully equipped with workstations, a wide range of software and internet access to encourage students to undertake their studies in a welcoming and well equipped environment.

Enjoy our friendly indoor and outdoor space where students can recharge and relax during study breaks. It is equipped with a microwave, fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities.

The BCMI maintains a fleet of vessels including a 20m commercial training vessel and numerous smaller boats that are used for fishing, maritime and aquaculture training. The 20m vessel, sails under the title of Master Class and is used for CRTAFE coordinated scuba diving courses, local charters and for travel to the amazing Abrolhos Islands, situated approximately 80 kms (43 NM) from Geraldton.

For more information or to make a booking call (08) 9956 6175

The marine simulator is based within the BCMI campus and can provide hands on maritime training in ship steering using existing port maps, in conjunction with guidance by our industry experienced trainers.

The aquaculture hatchery is where it all begins for our fish. We boast state of the art equipment and an advanced filtration system. The programs focus on production of marine ornamentals, popular food fish and pearl oysters.

The BCMI facillity and its staff are recognised as lead researchers in the breeding and production of marine ornamental fish and we are the biggest supplier of cultured ‘Nemos’ or clown fish, Australia‐wide.

A fully equipped, state‐of‐the‐art laboratory is well established and is widely used for commercial water and soil analysis.

The growth of the Conservation and Land Management industry has led to the addition of five plant shade houses, accredited by the Nursery & Garden Industry Association of Australia as best practise horticulture greenhouses and nursery facilities.

Batavia Coast Maritime Institute

  1800 672 700 or (08) 9956 6175
 bcmi@crtafe.wa.edu.au

The Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) campus is an award winning state of the art training, research and development facility located on the oceanfront of the picturesque Separation Point in Geraldton.

Address

Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
133 Separation Point Close
Beachlands WA 6530
Australia

Courses available at Batavia Coast Maritime Institute

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: SFI20119
State ID: BEI8
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate II in Aquaculture

Pursue your passion for aquatic life.

Grow and raise life beneath the surface in this hands-on and rewarding course. Start your career in Aquaculture and begin learning the skills you'll need to create and sustain various life cycles.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Great careers don’t all grow on trees.

A Certificate II in Aquaculture will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the care and maintenance of fish stocks. You will learn skills in food handling, controlling pests, predators and diseases, handling and harvesting stock, maintaining and manipulating the water environment and applying chemicals and biological agents. It provides individuals with skills and knowledge to work as a field hand in an aquaculture operation such as a hatchery, sea cage or pond facility. It is applicable to school-based studies.

You will also gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Controlling diseases
  • Collecting broodstock
  • Handling food
  • Handling and harvesting stock
  • Maintaining water environments and
  • Applying chemicals and biological agents.
Certificate II
National ID: SFI30119
State ID: BEI5
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Certificate III in Aquaculture

Not all farmers work the land.

Become a leader in your chosen field and pursue your passion for aquaculture. Learn sustainability techniques, farming skills and more in this challenging and exciting course.

Study modes:

On campus

Are you interested in sustainable food sources? 

This qualification is suitable for those wanting to rise through the ranks and become leading hands and supervisors within the aquaculture industry. Once qualified and working in a leadership role you will be responsible for decision making and coordinating team activities such as feeding, construction, managing live feeds and overseeing water quality monitoring.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Coordinating fish farming activities
  • Monitoring and implementing emergency and safety procedures
  • Controlling pests, predators and disease
  • Handling food
  • Handling and harvesting stock
  • Maintaining water environments and
  • Applying chemicals and biological agents.
Certificate III
National ID: SFI50119
State ID: BEJ2
Industry Maritime and Logistics
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Aquaculture

Take your aquaculture career to the next level.

Hone your passions and your skills to specialised areas and learn the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations of fish farms, marine farms, hatcheries and more.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Become a leader in the industry.

This high level qualification trains you to work in a management or leadership role within the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry. In this role individuals design, plan and implement programs and sustainable practices for an aquaculture enterprise that comply with a wide range of legislative and regulatory requirements.

The environments in which these individuals work include:

  • aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
  • companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations
  • companies providing consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services
  • hatcheries and nurseries
  • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters.
Diploma
National ID: AHC21020
State ID: BGH1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Grow your career in conservation and ecosystem management here.

Get the practical skills to begin your career in conservation and ecosystem management. Learn how to maintain and restore natural and cultural places, farmland, wildlife habitats and more.

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Start a career working on the land. 

Working in the conservation and land management industry is for people who love to work in the outdoor environment, and recognise the value in restoration of natural bushland and coastal areas. This is an ideal starting place for gaining employment or further training within the conservation industry.

You'll gain practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens management. Conservation and land management is about the future as much as it is about the present. Develop skills in the field of natural resource management, land management, developing and leading teams to implement conservation and land management strategies and more. 

 

Half price fees apply!

Certificate II
National ID: AHC31420
State ID: BGG8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Work for the future.

The Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management provides participants with a solid understanding of the conservation and land management industry.

Study modes:

On campus
Online

Experience the lay of the land for yourself.

This qualification provides you with the skills and theoretical knowledge for work or further learning in the conservation and ecosystem management industry. You'll gain a broad range of skills or you can focus on one or more specialisations, including:

  • Indigenous land management
  • Ecological restoration
  • Land, parks and wildlife management
  • Pest controller
  • Conservation earthworks
  • Marine operations
  • Fire management

 

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40920
State ID: BGH6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Lead and coordinate in conservation and ecosystem management.

Learn the lay of the land in natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks and be prepared for specialised roles within the conservation and land management industries.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online

Work on the country you love.

When you complete a Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work. You will gain a broad range of skills and theoretical knowledge to specialise in the land conservation industry, including in Indigenous land management, ecosystem management, pest control and fire management. 

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC51120
State ID: BGF9
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Manage conservation and land management projects.

Become a champion for the land and those that depend on it. Learn to be an effective manager, while gaining skills in the management of fauna, plant life classification, surveying and more.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online

Take your passion for working with plants and animals to the next level.

When you complete the Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to lead in the land conservation industry, specialising in areas such as Indigenous land management, ecosystem rehabilitation, conservation, parks management, wildlife management, marine and water management. 

 

Diploma
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

Grow your green career from here.

If you're passionate about the environment, start with this entry-level course and learn the skills you need to work in gardening, nursery and landscaping settings.

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Plant the seeds for a career working outdoors.

If you enjoy working in nature, cultivating gardens and love seeing your hard work flourish, this course is for you. In this entry-level qualification, you'll gain the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry. Horticulturists most commonly work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping setting. 

 

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

Raise your skills for a lush career.

You've planted the seed, now raise your career to the next level with this qualification and refine your skills to prepare yourself for the horticultural industry.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Grow your green thumb for a blossoming career.

When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry, implement propagation plans, control weeds, pests, and diseases, safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals, install irrigation, create plant displays, plant identification and nutrition, and workplace safety and health.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Coordinate, supervise and master operations in a green industry.

Master skills that will enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training; or further develop your technical expertise.

Study modes:

Flexible

Grow your green thumb for a blossoming career.

Perhaps you want to gain formal recognition for your extensive skills and experience, or you're looking to take on a management position within industry, this is the qualification is for you. You'll receive post-trade skills and knowledge across to enable you to enter higher level roles within the industry.

Certificate IV
State ID: KAA45
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Marine Radio Skill Set

Tune into an open ocean career.

Learn to communicate accurately and efficiently to provide and receive information that can keep others safe while they're on open water on commercial vessels.

Study modes:

Flexible

Designed to suit individuals seeking Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Certificate of Proficiency.

This Skill Set is aimed at individuals who require proficiency in the use of marine VHF radio and telephone equipment on commercial vessels. You will learn how to transmit and receive information to and from ship to ship and ship to shore. 

The Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Skill Set is part of the MAR Maritime Training Package.

Skill set
National ID: MAR20321
State ID: BHD0
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

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

Get on board with a qualification for your future.

Learn how to navigate a vessel up to 12 metres, operate marine radios, maintain vessels, transport passengers safely and more with this practical course.

Study modes:

Flexible

Get qualified to work in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, fisheries, fishing, tourism or aquaculture.

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal skipper in the maritime industry.

This qualification enables graduates to command a commercial marine vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kW for an inboard engine.

Can carry passengers:

  • inshore, and
  • or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

You will gain the following skills:

  • Navigating a vessel less than 12 metres in length
  • Applying basic maintenance and engineering knowledge
  • Operating a marine radio
  • Applying safety procedures at sea
  • Applying basic ships knowledge, and
  • Demonstrating nautical knowledge.
Certificate II
National ID: MAR10418
State ID: BDU3
Industry Maritime and Logistics

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

Take the wheel of your own ship.

Start here to learn skills that will get you skippering vessels confidently, using safety procedures at sea and more on a vessel less than 12 metres long.

Study modes:

Flexible

Do you want to start a career at sea? 

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal skipper in the maritime industry. This qualification enables graduates to command a commercial marine vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 100 kW for an inboard engine
  • that is not carrying passengers, and to operate this vessel
  • in sheltered waters, and
  • or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or within 3 nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.

You will also gain the following skills:

  • Handling a vessel less than 12 metres in length
  • Applying basic maintenance and environmental knowledge
  • Applying safety procedures at sea, and
  • Demonstrating seamanship skills.
Certificate I
National ID: MAR40220
State ID: BFV6
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Embark on an exciting career in the marine industry.

Gain the skills to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power of up to 1500kW, or as a Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW.

Study modes:

Flexible

Set yourself up for a career on the sea.

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry, as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)

Students will develop the following skills:

  • Apply safety procedures
  • Apply survival skills at sea
  • Operate and maintain electrical systems
  • Perform engineering calculations 
  • Manage fuel systems and refuelling
  • Basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining  operations 
  • Operate and maintain internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and  auxiliary power systems
Certificate IV
National ID: MAR30821
State ID: BHC8
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Get above board, below deck.

Learn the skills you need to operate an engine room, be safe at sea, refuel, operate deck machinery and more on specific vessels.

Study modes:

Flexible

Set sail for a rewarding career at sea.

This qualification is suitable for people who work as Marine Engineers in the maritime industry, as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Students will develop the following skills:

  • Taking charge of an engine room with the main propulsion of less than 750kW
  • Applying safety procedures
  • Applying survival skills at sea
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Refuelling vessels adhering to marine pollution (MARPOL) guidelines
  • Performing basic engineering calculations
  • Operating and maintaining deck machinery
  • Operating and maintaining auxiliary power systems, and
  • Operating and maintaining extra-low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment.
Certificate III
National ID: MAR30921
State ID: BHD2
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

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

Know the ropes and launch a boating career today.

Ready to operate a bigger vessel? Graduates of this course will have the skills to operate commercial vessels less than 24 metres. Learn to navigate, be safe at sea, operate marina radios and more.

Study modes:

Flexible

Set sail on a career that could see you going anywhere the ocean takes you.

This qualification is suitable for people who want to work as a Master V Near Coastal skipper in the maritime industry. This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). You will gain the following skills:

  • Applying shipboard safety
  • Operating marine radio and radar
  • Applying coastal navigation knowledge and passage planning
  • Demonstrating ships knowledge including stability and deck loading, and
  • Operating a marine vessel less than 24m length.
Certificate III
National ID: MAR40320
State ID: BFW3
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

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

Be the master of your boating career.

Get the skills you need to work and skipper on vessels up to 80 metres in length. Be confident navigating, maneuvering and maintaining a vessel safely plus so much more.

Study modes:

Flexible

Fancy a life at sea?

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Master IV Near Coastal skipper in the maritime industry. This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.

You will gain the following skills:

  • Handling cargo
  • Applying vessel stability knowledge
  • Checking and maintaining equipment
  • Manoeuvring vessels
  • Communicating effectively in a marine environment
  • Applying survival skills at sea
  • Navigating a safe passage, and
  • Applying ship structural knowledge.
Certificate IV
State ID: KAC34
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid and CPR Skills Set

Be prepared for an emergency.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared to provide a first aid response in a range of situations. 

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

You'll also gain the skills required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the AR) guidelines.

 

 

Skill set
State ID: KAA38
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Recreational Skippers Ticket

The Recreational Skippers  Ticket is a requirement for anyone who would like to skipper a recreational vessel powered by a motor greater than 4.5kwp (6hp).

Study modes:

On campus

Safely skipper a recreational vessel. 

The Recreational Skippers  Ticket is a requirement for anyone who would like to skipper a recreational vessel powered by a motor greater than 4.5kwp (6hp). You will gain the skills and knowledge required to safely skipper a vessel including performing checks, change fuel and oil filter, diagnose and rectify basic faults.

 

Skill set
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