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.
Important COVID-19 Information Regarding Overnight Voyages and Day Trips
This information applies to the following skill sets:
- Abrolhos Planting
- Bird Watching
Central Regional TAFE (CRT) requires every person (crew and passengers) on the vessel to be fully vaccinated before overnight departures.
Passengers must provide CRT with proof of double vaccination before boarding the vessel. Passengers can email a pdf copy of their vaccination certificate to the lecturer or show their digital certificate. The Master will refuse anyone unable to provide proof of vaccination to board the vessel.
Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) prior to boarding
Before boarding the vessel, CRT will provide all passengers with a RAT. The Master will refuse anyone returning a positive test to board the vessel.
Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) while onboard
Carry out RATs on all persons that show COVID 19 symptoms while onboard the vessel.
If a person returns a positive test, the person will be isolated from other passengers. The vessel will return to port and follow directions from the Department of Health.
All positive tests will be recorded in the vessel logbook and reported to the CRT COVID Incident Coordinator.
To help maintain social distancing overnight, passengers are encouraged to bring a swag with them so that they can sleep on the deck or flybridge in the open air where possible.
In bad weather, the deck has a roof for protection.
All passengers and crew must wear a mask when in the wheelhouse area.
All passengers and crew must maintain a minimum of 2 square meters per person when in the wheelhouse and accommodation area of the vessel.
While in the wheelhouse area, all passengers and crew must wear a mask and abide by the 2 square meters per person.
Note: If the overall COVID 19 transmission risk level on the CRT COVID 19 risk assessment goes up to LEVEL 4, all boat trips will be cancelled until the level returns to LEVEL 3.
Successful completion of this qualification will provide you with some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 35 metres near coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
Certification will require:
- meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and AMSA final assessment,
- qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service,
- achievement of the Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal),
- meeting additional requirements (as specified by AMSA),
- passing the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA),
- completing and submitting a certificate of competency application to AMSA.
People seeking certification should check with AMSA.
Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal).
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Study options and how to apply
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Available all year round, 2022
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute - Self Paced Onsite
Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you. Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously.
Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.
|When||Available all year round, 2022|
|Where||Batavia Coast Maritime Institute|
|How||Self Paced Onsite|
Please note: Where displayed, fees are only an estimate. Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
- Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
- Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
- Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
- For Lower Fees, local skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
- Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
- Secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old in 2021) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply.
- VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700
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