Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)

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Want to start your career in the maritime industry?

If you're new to the maritime industry and want to gain the skills and knowledge required for general shipboard operations, this is the course for you! It is the AMSA approved pre-sea training course required (along with the AMSA required sea service) for issuance of the AMSA Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency.

Integrated ratings steer a vessel under the direction of the officer of the watch and work in the engine room under the direction of engineering officers. In this course, you'll gain an overview of the shipping industry, and learn about cargo operations; watchkeeping duties; ship maintenance; marine rigging; deck machinery. You'll also learn how to conduct engine and navigational watches; assist in berthing and unberthing; provide general deck operational assistance and maintain documentation; general servicing and maintenance of the ship and its machinery; maintain cleanliness of decks and structures; splice ropes and wires; and steering the ship under supervision.

 

Half price
STEM
Industry: Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
National course code: MAR30220 | WA State ID: BFW1

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The Integrated Rating (IR) course is an entry-level qualification to equip new entrants into the maritime industry with practical skills and knowledge in general shipboard operations of merchant ships. This course is the AMSA approved pre-sea training course required (along with the AMSA required sea service) for issuance of the AMSA Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency. Integrated ratings steer a vessel under the direction of the officer of the watch and work in the engine room under the direction of engineering officers.

Gain these skills

  • assist with cargo operations
  • conduct engine and navigational watches
  • assist in berthing and unberthing
  • provide general deck operational assistance and maintain documentation
  • general servicing and maintenance of the ship and its machinery
  • maintain cleanliness of decks and structures
  • steering the ship under supervision
  • splicing ropes and wires

In addition to successful completion of the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to successfully complete each of the following to be issued with a new certificate of competency:

  • Meet medical requirements
  • Completed qualifying sea service time, refer to AMSA requirements for more details
  • Hold an approved steering Certificate

Refer to the information provided on the AMSA website(opens in a new tab) for further details. 

This training starts in Semester 2 with the Certificate of Safety Training (COST) units from 18 July 2022. Students who have this certificate already can request credit and can begin the rest of the course from 1 August.


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