General Purpose Hand Near Coastal | MAR10220 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations
General Purpose Hand Near Coastal
The Australian General Purpose Hand Near Coastal Certificate I in Marine Operations qualification will enable you to work as a deckhand on Australian Registered commercial or private vessels.
The General Purpose Hand is the minimum entry level certification required to work on an Australian commercial vessel. A General Purpose Hand assists with deck or engine work on vessels up to 100m long or 3000 GT, in the Australian exclusive economic zone, under general supervision of the master, chief engineer or delegated crew member.
The General Purpose Hand qualification is required by Roads and Maritime Services and National legislation. Without this certification, you may not legally work onboard Australian registered commercial vessels.
Smart and Skilled NSW Government FEE FREE training may be available for eligible students, click here for eligibility criteria and contact us to enrol.
COURSE DATES 2023
The course is 17 days (3 weeks) in total
Requirements for the issue of the final AMSA Certificate of Competency (General Purpose Hand NC):
MAR10220 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) (provided at the successful completion of the course);
Successfully pass the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – AMPA (included as part of the course). Not required for AMSA COC application, however still provided.
HLTAID011 statement of attainment Provide first aid
Certificate of medical fitness - domestic seafarers (completed on AMSA1850 form)
16 years old.
5 days of qualifying sea service on commercial vessels of any size
Before you can enroll in this course you must download and read the following PDF files for details on course information, enrolment and obtaining your USI number. Click on the file names to download them.
The main features of the General Purpose Hand Near Coastal training Course
There are a total of 8 units of competency for MAR10220 - Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal).
When you have successfully completed the 8 units of competency, completed the AMPA, met the requirements and accrued the sea service you will be eligible to lodge your Certificate of Competency application to AMSA for the General Purpose Hand NC COC.
WEEK 1 & 2 - SHIPBOARD SAFETY SKILL SET & FIRST AID
Operational Quality and Safety
MARF027 – Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimize and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF029 – Meet work health and safety Requirements
MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft
HLTAID011 – Provide first aid
WEEK 2 , 3 - Onwater practical with classroom theory
MARB053 - Assist with routine maintenance on a commercial vessel
MARG012- Work as part of a crew on a commercial vessel
MARN016 - Apply general-purpose hand skills aboard a commercial vessel
The course is 17 days (3 weeks) in total and is reflected in the following order
Week 1 & 2: Mon-Sat & Mon-Tue (Shipboard Safety Skill Set & First Aid units)
Week 2 & 3: Wed-Sat & Mon- Fri (General Purpose Hand/Deck units)
Students who have already completed the Shipboard Safety skill set or First Aid will be given credit transfer for the following units and will be exempt from Week 1 & part of Week 2 of the course.
MARF027 - Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF028 - Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF029 - Meet work health and safety requirements
MARF030 - Survive at sea using survival craft
HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
The course is run from our Marina Office in Newport NSW Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 2 Queens Parade, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD.