Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal

Attain your qualification through flexible learning. Complete assignments or workbook in your own time and send in for marking, attend the class tutorial and practical assessment. If you cannot attend for the course duration, we would be pleased to discuss your options with you.

Enrol anytime – call us on 07 4946 6710 or 49466138  or email –

Course dates 2020

August 31 – September 25

This course is based on the National Maritime Training Package (MAR). There are a range of requirements set down by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority before the issue of a licence will be given. For all up to date information visit the AMSA website.

Classes are delivered in small groups with other students at Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre.
You are welcome to phone or email for more information about our delivery of flexible learning.

If you decide to enrol, we will email an enrolment form for your completion and return.
The course fee can be paid by credit card or direct deposit. Once your enrolment fee has been paid your invoice/receipt, your assignments and learning materials will be posted to you.Upon enrolment  you will be asked to complete a Summary of Maritime Experience so that we can ascertain your level of maritime experience.
Highly qualified and experienced marine masters and engineers are accessible and ready to help by email, phone or in person as part of our ongoing commitment to you.

If you consider you are eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee (see below), please contact our staff  to discuss. www.

COURSE DURATION – Completion over 12 months

Minimum age 16 years

Other competencies required for completion (refer below)

COURSE FEE     $3612.00

Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility requirements

Co-contribution fee for Certificate 3 subsidy                          $1887.00
Co-contribution fee for Certificate 3 concession                    $1268.25

There is an additional fee for the Mandated Practical Assessment and Issue of an Interim Certificate of Competency (if applicable).


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

Units include:
MARB029 Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres
MARB030 Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARH015 Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
MARH016 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres
MARH017 Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
MARI004 Observe regulations to ensure safe operations of a vessel up to 80 metres
MARJ007 Monitor environmental management on a vessel
MARK008 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters
MARN009 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres
BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships

Other units required for completion:
MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set
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

MARC043    Transmit and receive information by marine radio
(Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency)

HLTAID003        Provide first aid

Refer to the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)  – Part D Crew Competencies

There is a range of accommodation offered in Airlie Beach including self contained cabins at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat at $195 per week (ph 07 4946 6483)

Photo ID
Pen and notepad
Parallel ruler, Divider, 2B pencil
Appropriate clothing for site visits and workshops

For more information please contact Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre on (07) 4946 6710.

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