Master 5 / Skipper 3 Course
Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations - Master Class 5) TDM30407
Marine Training Services conducts full time Master 5 Courses in 25 days. Couses include:
Students will also require:
- Coastal Navigation
- Ship Knowledge
- Nautical Knowledge
- Onboard Tuition
- Elements of Shipboard Safety (Level 2 First Aid, Liferafting & Firefighting)
- Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency
Some course components can be completed by Remote Learning (correspondence).
Full time courses are designed to be completed as timetabled. However, participant are given 12 months from course commencement (or for Remote Learning students from the date of enrolment) to successfully complete all course components.
There are no specific entry requirements or prerequisites for the Master 5 Course. However, state marine authority requirements must be met before you can operate as a Master Class 5. In Victoria the authority is Transport Safety Victoria.
Certificate of Course Completion
Upon successfully completing all course requirements participants will receive a Certificate of Course Completion, for the Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations - Master Class 5) TDM30407. This is a nationally accredited certificate recognized in all States and Territories within Australia.
The Certificate of Course Completion is valid for 5 years. Certificate holders can apply to a state marine authority for a Certificate of Competency anytime within these 5 years.
Master 5 Certificate of Competency
In Victoria a Certificate of Competency is issued by Transport Safety Victoria after you have met all eligibility criteria, such as successfully completing an approved training course(ie. Master 5 Course), be 18 years of age or over, satisfy qualifying sea-service requirements (as detailed in the National Standards for Commercial Vessels Part D Crew Competencies), pass eyesight (vision and colour-vision) tests, complete a declaration of medical fitness and passing an oral examination. Oral examinations are conducted by Transport Safety Victoria.
As prescribed by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels, the holder of an unrestricted Master Class 5/Skipper Grade 3 Certificate of Competency is qualified to act in the following positions:
- Master on a fishing or trading vessel less than 24 m in length for offshore operations (within 200 n mile).
- Chief Mate on a trading vessel less than 35 m in length for ACMW operations (within 600 n
- Chief Mate on a fishing vessel less than—
- 80 m in length for offshore operations (within 200 n miles); or
- 35 m in length for unlimited domestic operations.
- Watchkeeper on a fishing vessel less than 80 m in length for offshore operations (within 200 n mile).
- Watchkeeper on a fishing or trading vessel less than 35 m in length for ACMW operations.
A restricted Certificate of Competency may be issued in accordance with the requirements of the marine authority and are determined by an applicant’s experience.
Please contact your state marine authority to obtain the latest Certificate of Competency information. In Victoria the marine authority is Transport Safety Victoria, you can visit their website www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au or contact their Marine Occupational Qualifications department on 1800 223 022, Option 1 Maritime.
For Master 5 Course enrolment details please send the office an email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 03 5229 5432.