MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations

(Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Captain Australian registered commercial vessels less than 24m in Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone (200nm offshore).

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Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal

The MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m Near Coastal) (Master Class 5) training program will enable you to apply for an AMSA Master less than 24m Near Coastal (NC) Certificate of Competency that will allow you to work as crew or a Captain on Australian Registered commercial vessels less than 24m long, operating in the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Australia has changed from state-based certification to National Certification. The previous certifications Master Class 5, Skipper Grade 3, Master Class V (Trading), Master Class V (Fishing) and Master Class 5 (Trading and Fishing) now all come under the qualification of Master less than 24m Near Coastal in the national system.

Every commercial vessel licensed to operate in Australian waters needs the ‘skipper’ or person in charge to hold a Certificate of Competency issued by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The Master up to 24 m NC course at Superyacht Crew Academy provides the required theory and practical training to complete all the units for the Maritime Training Package MAR30918 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal).

In addition to the theory and practical training provided in the Superyacht Crew Academy for MAR30918 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal), applicants must log a number of hours working on vessels at sea and keep a log book recording each voyage.

If you already have an IYT Master of Yachts 200gt certificate you can take a short bridging course to obtain the Australian Master less than 24m Near Coastal. Click here for more information on the MOY 200ton to Master less than 24m NC Bridging Course

Requirements for the issue of a (Master Up to 24m Near Coastal) Certificate of Competency:

  • MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal) (provided at the successful completion of the course).
  • Successfully pass the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – AMPA (included as part of the course for an additional fee).
  • HLTAID003 statement of attainment Provide first aid
  • Long Range Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency.(LROCP)
  • Eyesight Test Certificate;
  • Self declaration of medical fitness (completed on AMSA426 COC application form)
  • 16 years old.

Documented Sea Time - At least:

  1. 120 days of qualifying sea service in the 5 years before the application on commercial vessels over 7.5m long, and completed an approved task book; or
  2. 600 days of qualifying sea service, of which:
    • at least half must be accrued on vessels over 7.5m long; and
    • at least half must be accrued on commercial vessels; and
    • up to half may be accrued on recreational vessels over 5m long

Download the AMSA notes for more information on requirements.

WHAT WILL THE MASTER UP TO 24M NEAR COASTAL - CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY ALLOW YOU TO DO?

  • Command a commercial vessel less than 24m long in Australia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Act as chief mate or deck watchkeeper on a vessel up to 35m long in Australia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Act as chief mate or deck watchkeeper on a vessel up to 80m long in Australian inshore waters

Possible Restrictions - MASTER UP TO 24M NEAR COASTAL

  • Restricted to command only in sheltered waters:
    A certificate will be restricted to command a vessel only in sheltered waters if at least half of the sea service required is not seaward of sheltered waters.
  • Restricted to daylight hours:
    A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours if the person is colour vision deficient.

PRE-ENROLMENT Reqirements

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.

Prior Training and Experience

Contact us to arrange a telephone interview to assess your prior training and experience. If you wish to proceed with the process of recognition of prior learning, you will be required to present the required documentation for review. There will be an administration fee for assessing your documentation and you may have a practical skills and knowledge assessment at an additional cost. For details on what you will need for recognition of prior learning download the Recognition of Prior Learning Handbook PDF file.

Bridging Course

If you have an IYT Master of Yachts 200T (Limited) certificate or an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore commercially endorsed certificate and are seeking the Master up to 24m Near Coastal certificate to work as commercial skippers on Australian registered vessels you can sign up for the bridging course that includes ship's construction, radar, stability and national legislation. Your Certificate (including related STCW and VHF radio) must be revalidated if they are over 5 years old.

The main features of the Master up to 24m Near Coastal - (Master Class 5) training Course

There are a total of 14 units of competency required for the issue of a Certificate III in Maritime Operations. Candidates who have already completed the current shipboard safety skill set are eligible for credit transfer or candidates who hold a valid STCW95 qualification may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Candidates who have either completed the SSSS units already or have a valid STCW95 qualification will be exempt from Week 1 via credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. If not, Week 1 must be completed before Week 2.

The course also requires you to spend time prior and during the course studying the texts and provided reading.

  • BSBFLM303 – Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • MARB004 – Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24m
  • MARB005 – Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80m
  • MARF001 – Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF002 – Follow procedures to minimize and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF004 – Meet work health and safety Requirements
  • MARF005 – Survive at sea using survival craft
  • MARH003 – Manage and maintain a navigation watch on board vessels up to 80m
  • MARH004 – Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80m
  • MARH005 – Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
  • MARI002 –  Observe regulations to ensure safe operations of a vessel up to 80m
  • MARJ002 – Monitor environment management on a vessel
  • MARK002 – Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters
  • MARN003 – Perform seamanship operations onboard a vessel up to 24m

STCW AND/OR SHIPBOARD SAFETY SKILL SET

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

Seamanship

MARN003 – Perform seamanship operations onboard a vessel up to 24m

Navigation

MARH003 – Manage and maintain a navigation watch on board vessels up to 80m

MARH004 – Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80m

Manoeuvring vessels

MARK002 – Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters

Workplace Relations

BSBFLM303 – Contribute to effective workplace relations

Regulations and Port Operations

MARI002 – Observe regulations to ensure safe operations of a vessel up to 80m

Seamanship

MARN003 – Perform seamanship operations onboard a vessel up to 24m

Equipment checking and Maintenance

MARB004 – Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24m

MARB005 – Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80m

Environment

MARJ002 – Monitor environment management on a vessel

Navigation

MARH004 – Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80m

MARH005 – Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation

Course Duration

The Course is 35 Days (6.5 weeks) Full Time or 29 Days (5.5 weeks) Full Time if you are eligible for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning.

  • Week 1: Monday-Saturday (SSSS units & IYT STCW95 if required) – Credit transfer or recognition of learning may apply for this week 1.
  • Week 2: Thursday-Saturday (M<24 units)
  • Week 3: Monday-Friday (M<24)
  • Week 4: Monday-Saturday (M<24)
  • Week 5: Monday-Friday (M<24 units only, bridging course)
  • Week 6: Monday-Friday (M<24 units only, bridging course)
  • Week 7: Monday-Friday (M<24 units only, bridging course)

Students who have completed the shipboard safety skill set (SSSS) will be given credit transfer for the following units. Students who have completed an STCW95 course will be given recognition of prior learning for the following units:

  • 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

Superyacht 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

Cost

Please call us 02 9979 9669 to see if you are eligible for a NSW government Smart and Skilled subsidy to offset part of the cost of this training programme.

MASTER up to 24m NC TRAINING PRICES

WITH SMART AND SKILLED SUBSIDY

NORMAL PRICE

MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m Near Coastal $1480*

*(subject to Smart and Skilled student eligibility)

MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations
(Master up to 24m Near Coastal) $4495

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m Near Coastal) for those having recognition of prior learning for Shipboard Safety Skills set units $3495*

*This pricing is applicable if you hold prior maritime qualifications. Please contact us for further information in regards to recognition of prior learning or credit transfer

                                                           

ADDITIONAL PRICES - OPTIONAL

AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment $495
LROCP Marine Radio $210
Master Up To 24m Near Coastal – AMSA Task Book $40
Recognition of Prior Learning Fee (RPL) $425

 

**If you are a resident of NSW, or work in NSW, you may be eligible for the NSW Government Smart and Skilled subsidy programme.

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All courses are recommended to be completed in order. Please choose your course so that it runs in this order: STCW95 (Week 1), Master up to 24m Near Coastal (Week 2,3 & 4), Master up to 24m Near Coastal Bridging Course Units (Week 5,6 & 7).

Shipboard safety skill set (Week 1) – IYT STCW95 Component (if applicable)

MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m Near Coastal) (Week 2, 3 & 4) – IYT MOY LTD Component (if applicable)

MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m Near Coastal) and Bridging course units (Week 5, 6 & 7)

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