Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal

Attain your qualification through flexible learning. Complete assignments 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



  7 October 1 November     

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.


Completion over 12 months

Task Book completion (if applicable) up to 12 months (if you have the required seatime approved by the authority (AMSA or their agent) you may not need to use a Task Book to complete your course. We will discuss this with you upon enrolment to decide if you have suitable evidence to satisfy the practical experience required.


Minimum age 16 years

Other competencies required for completion (refer below)


Full 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

Task book (if applicable)                                                              $    25.00

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


MAR30913 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Units include:

MARB004 Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres

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

MARH003 Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres

MARH004 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres

MARH005 Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation

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

MARJ002 Monitor environmental management on a vessel

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

MARN003 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships

Other units required for completion:

MARC020    Transmit and receive information by marine radio

(Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency)

HLTAID003        Provide first aid

MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set

  • MARF001 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF004 Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF005 Survive at sea using survival craft


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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