Master < 24 metres NC Course

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Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) MAR30913

Marine Training Services conducts full time Master < 24m NC Couse (previously known as the Master 5 Course) in 21 days. Couses include:

  • Coastal Navigation
  • Radar
  • Ship Knowledge
  • Nautical Knowledge
  • Onboard Tuition
Students will also require:
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • First Aid
  • Marine Radio - Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency

Master Course Timetables (click here)

 

Remote Learning

Some course components can be completed by Remote Learning (correspondence).

Course Duration

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.

Prerequisites

There are no specific entry requirements or prerequisites for the Master < 24m Course. However, marine authority requirements must be met before you can operate as a Master < 24m Near Coastal. In Victoria the marine 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 Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres near Coastal) MAR30913. This is a nationally accredited certificate recognized in all States and Territories within Australia.

Master < 24m Near Coastal 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 < 24 m NC Course), be 16 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.

For further Master < 24m NC Certificate of Competency information please see the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Master Less Than 24m NC Guidance Notice

As prescribed by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D Crew Competencies, the holder of a Master <24m Near Coastal Certificate of Competency may perform the following duties:

(a)       command a commercial vessel <24 m long in the EEZ

(b)       act as Chief Mate or deck watchkeeper on a vessel <35 m long in the EEZ

(c)       act as Chief Mate or deck watchkeeper on a vessel <80m long in inshore waters

Paragraph (a) restricted to:

(d)       if the holder does not meet the sea service requirement mentioned in paragraph (a) above — command of a vessel only in sheltered waters

Please contact a 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.

Course Enrolment

For Master 5 Course enrolment details please send us an email marinets@tpg.com.au or contact us on 03 5229 5432.