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Maritime and Logistics

The world as it is relies on Maritime and Logistics to make sure everything runs smoothly.

It was just only 100 years ago that the first plane was created and now with modern technology, the Aerospace courses of today will show you just how far we have come. 

It’s the same within Maritime. Although the ocean remains vast and unexplored, through science and technology, we have gained enough knowledge to traverse across the sea bed, transport goods and even study marine life. 

Our Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics courses will help you study the fields that can make the most impact upon modern life. With our study options, you won’t only be focusing on a few areas but covering a variety of related topics as well. Completing our Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics Courses gives you the footing you need to get the job you want.

Plan your study pathway in aerospace, maritime and logistics

Enrolling at CTAFE will provide you with the knowledge you need to land your ideal job and accelerate in your respective field. It will also allow you to undertake continuing professional development and advance your education and skills. 

We facilitate both online and face-to-face learning so you can be sure to find the learning mode that suits you and your lifestyle

 

Did you know?

Australia’s marine environments support 4,000 different types of fish.

Professional Association of Diving Instructors, PADI

Reasons to study in this industry

  • Employment growth for the maritime industry is expected to grow by 6.4% by 2023.
  • 78% of employers in the Maritime sector reported experiencing a skills shortage in the last 12 months. 
  • Changes to the maritime operations require upskilling the workforce as a priority, in order to take advantage of new opportunities. 

Maritime IRC Skills Forecast & proposed schedule of work, 2019

Our Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) campus is a state of the art, research and training facility that is complete across all things marine.  Located right on the oceanfront of Separation Point in Geraldton, it specialises in providing education in the areas of aquaculture, fishing operations, coastal and marine environmental science, marine tourism, maritime operations and marine engine driving. If you’re passionate about marine science, you’ll love studying here. 

The Maritime and Logistics training provided combined with our Maritime and Logistics short courses complement each other in making a great career option.

Maritime Courses

Logistics and warehousing play a vital role in our modern society. We provide a range of learning across the relevant areas of transportation, warehousing, inventory, material handling, purchasing, supply-chain and more. Course options include our shipping and logistics courses, marine radio skill set course and earning a license to operate a forklift.

Logistics and Warehousing Courses

Course list

^ 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.
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
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.

Delivered at:

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: TLI31216
State ID: AZR3
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Driving Operations

Join the transport industry and keep WA moving.

This qualification will get you ready to join the transport and logistics industry. Upon successful completion, you'll obtain one of the following licenses: Heavy Rigid; Heavy Combination; or Multi Combination class vehicle, and may apply for a forklift (LF) license.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Workplace Assessment
Traineeship

Start your career in the transport industry. 

This is qualification is for those wanting to undertake driving roles within the transport and logistics industry. It involves a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods, and procedures, with some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services, or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to work safely as a heavy haulage truck driver in the road transport industry. Participants will obtain one of the following licenses:

  • Heavy Rigid
  • Heavy Combination; or
  • Multi Combination class vehicle

You may also apply for a forklift (LF) licence. 

 

 

Certificate III
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
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

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.

Delivered at:

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: AE451
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Free*
Skill sets

Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set

Help keep WA moving.

This six-week driver training program will get you ready to join the transport and logistics industry. Upon successful completion, you'll obtain one of the following licenses: Heavy Rigid; Heavy Combination; or Multi Combination class vehicle, and may apply for a forklift (LF) license.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Intensive Blocks

Join the transport industry and keep WA moving.

This six-week driver trainer program provides real, hands-on experience with practical hours in heavy haulage.  Upon successful completion, you'll be ready to join the transport and logistics industry, which currently has a huge demand for skilled workers. 

In this training program you will learn how to:
  • follow work health and safety procedures;
  • carry out inspection of trailers;
  • secure, load and unload cargo of goods;
  • apply work fatigue management strategies; and
  • use and maintain mechanical equipment.

The driving instruction training component of the program is conducted in a range of conditions and locations, with coaching from qualified and experienced drivers.

Participants will obtain one of the following licenses:

  • Heavy Rigid
  • Heavy Combination; or
  • Multi Combination class vehicle

You may also apply for a forklift (LF) licence

Note: Tuition fees are free for eligible students (see below). Additional resources fees may still apply for this course.

Skill set
State ID: AE113
Industry Maritime and Logistics
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

Skills that will keep people safe.

Learn to work work safely and within government requirements, or prepare your business for compliance by ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in transport and logistics.

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while in the supply chain of essential goods and services.

Skills can be applied to transport and logistics industry needs such as offices, depots, customer sites, roadside service areas, service centres, distribution centres, client workplaces, commercial buildings, residential buildings, vehicles including public transport vehicles, and yards and storage facilities.  

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting
Skill set
State ID: KAA92
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Kayaking Skill Set

See the world from a different perspective.

Kayaking is a great way to keep fit and explore lakes, rivers and oceans. Learn skills to give you confidence, lead others and be safe while on the water.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Learn how to safely kayak and snorkel in this fun and hands-on course.

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to paddle a kayak as part of a group on areas such as lakes, dams and slow moving rivers. This includes safety and the ability to self-rescue from a capsize. This course is suited to leaders, guides, instructors  and support staff who may use these skills when leading others in kayaking acclivities. 

Topics covered include:

  • Snorkeling in confined or open water
  • Sea kayaking under supervision
  • Plan and prepare a safe boating trip 
  • Routine maintenance and safety
Skill set
State ID: KAA09
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

Get yourself ahead of the workforce competition with this practical skill set.

A forklift licence is essential for roles in a number of industries including manufacturing, mining and logistics.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Gain the skills and knowledge to safely operate a forklift truck.

As per national guidelines students will learn how to conduct routine checks, proper shifting of a load and how to correctly shutdown and secure a forklift. Forklift is considered high risk work and you will attain the skills required to maneuver goods in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transport, mining and production industries

 

 

Skill set
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: 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.

Delivered at:

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: 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
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).

Delivered at:

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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