MAR10318 – 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.

general purpose hand training

The General Purpose Hand is the minimum required certification to work on an Australian commercial vessel over 12m long. A General Purpose Hand works on deck or in the engine room of vessels less than 80m long and propulsion power less than 3000 kW operating within the Australian EEZ (200 nm).

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 over 12m in length.



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.

Training Location

The course is run from our Marina Office in Newport NSW Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 8 Kalinya Street, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us ,CLICK HERE




AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – part of course OR independent $495
Recognition of Prior Learning Fee (RPL) $425


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MAR10318 - Certificate I in Maritime Operations units of competency, Week 2 (General Purpose Hand units):

  • MARB001- Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel
  • MARG001- Work effectively as part of a crew on a vessel up to 80 metres
  • MARN001- Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a vessel
  • MARO001- Perform basic lookout duties

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Postal Address: Club Sail, PO Box 593, Newport, NSW, 2106, Australia.