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 TAFE Digital 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) www.australianboatingmanual.com
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.