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Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

National Course Code: MAR40618

TAFE NSW Course Number: MAR40618-01V01

Nominal Hours: 600

Full Fee: $10,600
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,510

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  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

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 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification as a Master less than 35 metres Near Coastal (as defined by the NSCV Part D) will require achievement of the MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal), certification as a Master less than 24 metres Near Coastal, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

This level of qualification is also currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Mate less than 80 metres Near Coastal as defined by the NSCV Part D. Certification as a Mate less than 80 metres Near Coastal will require achievement of the MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed AMSA approved task book or qualifying sea service, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

**INFORMATION SESSIONS**

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is an Online course. You will need to complete approximately 14 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

As well as the online component, there is a requirement to do 2 hours (equivalent of) of face to face or other study per week.
Practical components of this course are delivered in Sydney and include optional classroom tutorials, strongly recommended training days and mandatory practical assessment days. There are a total of 8-9 practicals days in this course. A range of dates options are provided for you to select/ book into when eligible. If you choose to complete the practical assessments elsewhere (TAFE NSW Guidelines apply), this may incur an additional expense which becomes your responsibility.

You can also expect to complete approximately 1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study of Maritime Learning Resources, available on the Online Learning Support site, along with other research as required. Assignments are completed and submitted online for teacher assessment.

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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
- hold 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
- reliable Internet access
- ability to attend practical training and assessment sessions
- overalls, protective eyewear, and sun protection for practical sessions
- for wet drills students also require 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.

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 Certificate of Competency (license) which will enable you to apply for work in the Maritime Industry. Students need to be aware that for some qualifications there may be a pathway prerequisite to achieve the AMSA Certificate of Competency (licensing).

Other requirements may include: be at least 16 years of age, holding a current First Aid certificate, holding a marine Radio Operators Certificate, satisfactory completion of an eyesight and medical test as well as satisfying sea service requirements. Please see the AMSA website Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information at www.amsa.gov.au for further information.

Working as a Master on vessels up to 35 metres within the maritime industry.

MARC012 Monitor and manage vessel operations
MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft
MARI004 Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres
MARC011 Manage a propulsion unit using appropriate engine systems and support services
MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
MARH017 Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
MARA003 Manage loading, discharging and stowing of cargo
MARC014 Operate deck machinery and steering gear on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARG002 Manage a small crew
MARJ007 Monitor environmental management on a vessel
MARB030 Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARH016 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres
MARB010 Plan and supervise routine maintenance on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARH015 Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
MARN004 Manage seaworthiness of a vessel up to 80 metres
MARA004 Manage vessel stability
MARF010 Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel
MARH006 Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions
MARK003 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres

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$2,150
Second qualification$2,510
Concession$240
Non-government subsidised fee$10,600

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.

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.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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