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Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

National Course Code: MAR10318

TAFE NSW Course Number: MAR10318-01V01

Nominal Hours: 170

Full Fee: $2,830
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $0

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

This qualification is suitable for people working in entry level positions in the maritime industry as a General Purpose Hand on deck or in the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or in the engine room only for a vessel with propulsion power up to 3000 kW.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a General Purpose Hand Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) and an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

Optional classroom tuorials are held at TAFE NSW Strathfield, Sydney and are available for you to attend throughout your course. Practical training and assessment days are scheduled regularly and you are emailed a booking form upon enrolment. You select the dates that work best for you then sign and return the form to secure your booking. Practical sessions are undertaken after online work is submitted and passed. All practical training and assessment sessions run from Sydney.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

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).

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 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. See the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website, Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information for details www.amsa.gov.au

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.

Deckhands or general purpose hands in the maritime industry.

MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft
MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARG001 Work effectively as part of a crew on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARO001 Perform basic lookout duties
MARB001 Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel
MARN001 Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a vessel

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$0
Second qualification$0
Exemption$0
Non-government subsidised fee$2,830

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

All practical training and assessment sessions are included in your course fees. AMSA licencing fees are not included.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol Now button. You may also enrol over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601

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