This course will set you up to steer your way to a career as a master, chief mate or deck watchkeeper on a commercial vessel. You'll be qualified to work as Master on commercial vessels of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits; chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 metres long within the exclusion economic zone (EEZ); or a chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters.
You'll learn how to navigate the seas, rise to challenges and lead your crew on fishing charters, commercial vessels and tourist trips, with skills in shipboard safety; coastal navigation and passage planning; ship knowledge and vessel operations including stability and deck loading; operating marine radio and radar; and more!
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Set sail on a career that could see you going anywhere the ocean takes you.
This qualification is suitable for people who want to work as a Master V Near Coastal skipper in the maritime industry. This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). You will gain the following skills:
- Applying shipboard safety
- Operating marine radio and radar
- Applying coastal navigation knowledge and passage planning
- Demonstrating ships knowledge including stability and deck loading, and
- Operating a marine vessel less than 24m length.
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits. You will learn skills in shipboard safety, navigation, ship knowledge and vessel operations.
This certificate will allow you to work as:
- Master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
- Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 metres long within the EEZ
- Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters
Semester 2, 2022
- Course starts 10 October
- Elements of Shipboard Safety is included in this course and will be 7 to 10 November
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