Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck) - MAR50315


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Maritime Training Package. It is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Watchkeeper Deck.


25 units


  • Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Maintain a safe navigational watch
  • Maintain seaworthiness of a vessel
  • Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel
  • Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel
  • Plan and conduct a passage
  • Maintain vessel stability
  • Apply maritime resource management principles
  • Use bridge equipment to determine vessel position
  • Observe personal safety and social responsibility
  • Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system
  • Provide medical first aid on board a vessel
  • Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation
  • Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Transmit and receive information by visual signalling
  • Control safe access to and on vessel
  • Manage loading, unloading and stowage of cargo
  • Follow vessel security procedures
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Inspect and report defects and damage to vessel
  • Use an electronic chart display and information system to navigate safely
  • Operate survival craft and other lifesaving appliances
  • Provide first aid
  • Perform basic vessel manoeuvres
  • Provide leadership to crew

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Newcastle Campus International: $19,470 No information available No No information available

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