Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters) - MAR31018

South West TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification applies to people working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency in the capacity of: master on commercial vessels


  • Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within Near Coastal waters
  • Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Meet work health and safety requirements
  • Apply weather information when navigating inland waters as Master
  • Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres
  • Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Provide first aid
  • Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres
  • Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres
  • Monitor environmental management on a vessel

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Portland Domestic: $4,880
International: $4,880
  • Full-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Portland.

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