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Statement of Attainment in Medical Care on Board Ship

TAFE NSW Course Number: 357-R2000V01

Nominal Hours: 40

Full Fee: $2,530

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This course is for people dealing with medical emergencies on board vessels and
carrying out medical procedures as directed by shore-based medical advisers.

This course is delivered at St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney

This Statement of Attainment combines both the Medical First Aid at Sea and Shipmasters Medical courses. An online assignment is required to be completed prior to attendance in the 2 week course. Practical assessments and a written test are undertaken throughout your course. An ambulance 'ride-a-long' is scheduled for the weekend of week 1.

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 course.

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).

Learners are required to attend 11 days of face to face training in Sydney. Contact us for our course schedule.

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.

MARF015 Manage provision of medical care on board 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:


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

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.

Navigation Charts and plotting instruments
For Navigation studies you will need to buy charts AUS 802 and 252 as well as navigational instruments which include; parallel rulers, drawing compass, 2b pencils and eraser. Charts AUS 802 and 252 are available from Boat Books for $25 for OTEN students. Navigational instruments can also be purchased from Boat books or from your local marine chandlery.

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)

Practical assessment
Practical assessment is required for this course. TAFE Digital 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.
Your learning materials are largely provided to you in electronic format on the student OLS support website.
You may also receive some hard copy resources
This qualification is completed by satisfactorily completing a variety of assessment tasks including - assignments, on line quizzes, written supervised tests and practical assessments. The OLS student support website details which resources you need to study and which assessments you need to complete in order to pass each unit.

Course cost: $2,530

There are no subsidies for this course, it is offered for enrolment under a fee-for-service. There are no concessions, exemptions or scholarships available. Payment by instalments is available.
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 and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

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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