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MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

National ID: MAR40320 State ID: BFW3
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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.
Half-price

This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ 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.

Important COVID-19 Information Regarding Overnight Voyages and Day Trips

Overnight voyages

This information applies to the following skill sets:

  • Abrolhos Planting
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking
  • SCUBA

Vaccinations

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.

Sleeping arrangements

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. 

Social distancing

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.

Day trips

Social distancing

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.

Other Information

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.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal).

Job opportunities include:

  • Ship's Mate or Master 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. (opens in a new tab)

Study options and how to apply

Click on your preferred study option below to get started with your application or enrolment.

Available all year round, 2022

Batavia Coast Maritime Institute - Self Paced Onsite

Details

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. 

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Self Paced Onsite
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $871.56 $692.73 $1,564.29
Concession $258.24 $692.73 $950.97

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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