Although there are no academic entry requirements to enrol in this TAFE qualification, there are other requirements that you must satisfy in order to obtain the AMSA GPH 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, holding a current First Aid certificate, satisfactory completion of an eyesight test and declaration of medical fitness. Please see the AMSA website Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information at www.amsa.gov.au for further information.
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 that you:
- have the ability to swim 50 metres and to stay afloat for 5 minutes without a lifejacket to complete some of the mandatory assessments within this qualification.
To be eligible for a General Purpose Hand Near Coastal Certificate of Competency (licence), under The Austlian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), a student must:
- be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date
- meet medical and eyesight requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange their medical and eyesight assessments and provide a certificate or statement stating that they do not suffer any greater abnormality in colour vision than could be tested by the Ishihara Test
- hold a valid first aid certificate (Unit HLTAID003)
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
- reliable internet access
- the ability to attend practical training and assessment sessions
- overalls, protective eyewear, and sun protection for practical sessions
- for wet drills; 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
- it is recommended (optional) that you purchase the latest edition of The Australian Boating Manual by Captain Dick Gandy
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.