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.
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.
Requirements for the issue of the final AMSA Certificate of Competency (General Purpose Hand NC):
- MAR10318 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.
- HLTAID003 statement of attainment Provide first aid
- Eyesight Test Certificate;
- Self declaration of medical fitness (completed on AMSA426 COC application form)
- 16 years old.
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.
There are a total of 8 units of competency for MAR10318 - Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal).
When you have successfully completed the 8 units of competency and met the requirements as set by AMSA you will be eligible to lodge your Certificate of Competency application to AMSA for the General Purpose Hand NC COC.
STCW AND/OR 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
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
Onwater practical with classroom theory
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
The course is 14 days (2.5 weeks) in total and is reflected in the following order
- Week 1: Monday-Saturday
- Week 2: Monday-Friday
- Week 3: Monday-Wednesday
Students who have already completed the Shipboard Safety skill set will be given credit transfer for the following units and will be exempt from Week 1 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
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. To see a map of how to find us ,CLICK HERE
ADDITIONAL PRICES - OPTIONAL
|AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – part of course||$0|
|Provide First Aid – HLTAID003||$0|
|Recognition of Prior Learning Fee (RPL)||$425|
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