Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) - MAR30918

TAFE Gippsland

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 up to 24 m in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) orchief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 m in length within the EEZ or chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 m in length in inshore waters. Licensing/Regulatory InformationThis qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as a Master


  • Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within Near Coastal waters
  • Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres
  • 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
  • Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
  • Survive at sea using survival craft
  • 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
Lakes Entrance (SEAMEC) Domestic: $7,619
International: $7,619
Lakes Entrance (SEAMEC) Domestic: $8,850
International: $8,850

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