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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.

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

Courses available at Batavia Coast Maritime Institute

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ 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.
Free* Half price^ Skill sets VET Student Loans (VSL)
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ 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.
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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:

On campus

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:

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: AHC21016
State ID: BDF0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Grow your career in conservation and land management here.

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

Study modes:

On campus

Hit the ground running with a career working with plants and animals.

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry, operating machinery, recognising flora and fauna, planting shrubs and trees, organising propagation, restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges, treating weeds, safely handling chemicals, collecting seeds, and implementing workplace safety and health measures.

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At some of our campuses this qualification may be offered as a dual qualification with the:

AHC20416 | Certificate II in Horticulture (opens in a new tab)

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. You will learn about, landscaping, irrigation, pruning, planting, treating weeds and pests and operating machinery.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate II
National ID: AHC31416
State ID: BDC1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Work for the future.

The Certificate III in Conservation and Land 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.

Gain practical skills in occupational health and safety, fire management, biodiversity surveying, mapping and an understanding of remote operations in this practical qualification.

When you complete the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career as a conservation worker, parks and wildlife ranger, or bush restoration worker.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40916
State ID: BCZ9
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

Lead and coordinate in conservation and land 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:

Online

Work on the country you love.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land 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 specialise in the land conservation industry, including natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation, and land management strategies.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC51116
State ID: BDA6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Diploma of Conservation and Land 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:

Online

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

When you complete the Diploma of Conservation and Land 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, across such areas as natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, managing staff and leading teams to implement conservation programs, and land management strategies.

Diploma
National ID: SFI20219
State ID: BEI4
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Certificate II in Fishing Operations

Get on board with a fishing career today.

Become a deckhand in the fishing industry with this pathway course to commercial fishing, ferries, charter boats and more. Love working on the open ocean? This qualification is for you.

Study modes:

On campus

Turn your passion for fishing into a career.

This qualification will give you the basic skills you need to start work in the fishing sector of the seafood industry. This course will teach you a broad range of routine processes and procedures which may include maintaining fishing gear, operating small vessels, using deck equipment, processing and basic marine science skills.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Assisting with operation of fishing gear and equipment
  • Basic processing and temperature control of harvest
  • General cleaning and maintenance of equipment and vessel, and
  • Handling, harvesting and sorting by-catch.
Certificate II
National ID: SFI30219
State ID: BEI7
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Certificate III in Fishing Operations

This qualification will expand your skills and knowledge in fishing processes.

Study modes:

On campus

Start your career in the fishing and seafood industry. 

This qualification will expand your skills and knowledge in fishing processes. You will learn to understand shipboard orders, follow safe work practices, fishing  operations and marine communication. 

Topics covered include:

  • Correctly use fishing gear and equipment
  • Monitor environment and water  quality 
  • handling, harvesting and sorting by catch
Certificate III
State ID: AE280
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*
Skill sets

Green Jobs - Seed Collection Skill Set

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils.

Study modes:

Flexible

Are you passionate about the environment? 

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils. You will gain practical skills to support the collection, treatment and storage of seeds that can be applied to revegetation projects, habitat restoration and protection of existing and native vegetation. 

 

 

Skill set
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

Plant the seeds for an 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 settings. 

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At our Geraldton campus this qualification may be offered as a dual qualification with the:

AHC21016 | Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management(opens in a new tab)

This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry, operating machinery, recognising flora and fauna, planting shrubs and trees, organising propagation, restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges, treating weeds, safely handling chemicals, collecting seeds, and implementing workplace safety and health measures.

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

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: MAR20318
State ID: BDU0
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: MAR30818
State ID: BDV0
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 a 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 a 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: MAR30918
State ID: BDU4
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: MAR40618
State ID: BDT9
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
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