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Maritime Studies

Interested in a career on commercial vessels? Our courses can train you from General Purpose Hand through to Diploma Deck Watchkeeper.

TAFE Digital is the premier distance provider of maritime training in Australia. Our focus is on providing relevant training to meet the needs of industry and the community alike. TAFE Digital's flexible delivery approach means we can provide for individuals or groups, professional or recreational mariners whenever and wherever they choose.

Please note that there are additional requirements/conditions from the certifying Maritime Authority that you must satisfy in order for you to gain a Maritime Certificate of Competency. Additional requirements /conditions may relate to sea time, age, eyesight colour vision and health. Check with the Maritime Authority in your state for specific certification requirements. For NSW see NSW Maritime. Diploma students would need to contact AMSA.

We also offer individual programs in Coastal Navigation, First Aid, Meteorology, Radar, Radio, and Shipboard safety.

Course Information

Course Information Leaflets outline the requirements for studying each course. It is important to be sure that the course is what you need to meet your personal and vocational goals. Below are links to the courses that are delivered.


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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 TAFE Digital.