There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol in this course now.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:
- Have an intermediate level of fitness. Specifically, you should be able to swim 50 metres and stay afloat for 5 minutes, without a life jacket in work attire
- Do not suffer from acute ocean sickness
- Provide your own work clothes. These include overalls, protective eyewear, closed work shoes and sun protection for practical sessions
- Provide your own clothes for wet drills. These include clothes similar to work clothes (no wet suits or swimmers as per Australian Marine Safety Authority guidelines), a towel, and sun protection
- Undertake a prescribed learning, literacy and numeracy assessment to ensure you are prepared for the foundation skills requirements in each of the units of competency - contact us to discuss your requirements
Once you complete this qualification, you will be eligible to apply for an AMSA GPH Certificate of Competency. You need this certificate to apply for jobs in the industry.
Are there any additional entry requirements?
A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).
To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:
There are no academic entry requirements to enrol into this TAFE qualification, though there are other requirements that you must satisfy in order to obtain the AMSA Certificate of Competency which will enable you to apply for work in the Maritime Industry.
Other requirements may include:
- be at least 16 years of age,
- a current First Aid certificate,
- satisfactory completion of an eyesight test and declaration of medical fitness.
See the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website, Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information for details www.amsa.gov.au
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
To study and complete online assignments, attend supervised written exams and practical training and assessment sessions within the enrolment period.
- reliable Internet access
- the ability to attend practical training and assessment sessions in Sydney
- are able to bring overalls, protective eyewear, and sun protection for practical sessions (mandatory)
- for sea survival, if applicable, students are required to bring clothes to get wet in (similar to work clothes, but no wet suits), a second set of clothes (to change into), a towel, sunscreen, and hat.
Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.