Computer/ Internet access
You will need a computer or tablet computer (eg IPad) with internet access to access the OLS student website and online PDF resources. PDF/ Word resources can be downloaded to your device so that you do not always need to be connected to the Internet to continue with your study.
Many resources are provided however for additional reading we suggest you purchase the ‘Australian Boating Manual (5th Ed) by Capt. Dick Gandy, Ocean Publications, Sydney. This is available to purchase in hard copy or PDF version
Australian Boating Manual (5th Ed) www.australianboatingmanual.com
Practical assessment is required for this course. The cost of practical assessment is not included in the course fee. OTEN provides practical assessment days in Sydney for an additional fee. OTEN does not require you to come to Sydney to complete your practical assessment, however if you choose to complete your practical assessment elsewhere you will need to find someone suitably qualified to assess you and a suitable vessel in Commercial Survey to be assessed on. An assessor will need to hold a certificate of Competency one level above the level they are assessing and also hold current training & assessment qualifications. If the one assessor does not hold both qualifications a second assessor must also be present. Note that you will also be responsible for any fees you incur in completing your practical assessment elsewhere.
OTEN practical assessment fees (held in Sydney)
Fire fighting (3 hrs)$130
Survival (3 hrs)$125
Engineering practical (1 day)(Cox $160, MED 3 $160, MED 2 $200, MED 1 $300)