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General Purpose Hand Near Coastal |  MAR10220 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations

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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.

COURSE DATES 

2024

 

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.
     

SEA SERVICE

5 days of qualifying sea service on commercial vessels of any size

 

PRE-ENROLMENT Requirements
 

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

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  - On water 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

COURSE DURATION

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

TRAINING LOCATION

The course is run from our Office in Warriewood , 25a/5 Ponderosa Parade , 2102 NSW Australia and the Practical Training Facility at 2 Queens Parade, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us CLICK HERE

COST

GPH AS PART OF THE DECKHAND PACKAGE

$2795

RIB | IYT DECK | GPH

GPH ALONE

$995

ADDITIONAL PRICES BELOW

Payment Plan Option: 12 week payment plan (6 equal fortnightly payments of total cost).  

• Does not include shipboard safety skill set & first aid units (additional price as outlined below)

Shipboard Safety Skill Set Units (not applicable to smart & skilled enrolments)

$600

Provide First Aid – HLTAID011 (not applicable to smart & skilled enrolments)

$100

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