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 4946 6138  or email –

2021 Course dates:

30 August to 24 September

2022 Course dates:

21 February to 18 March

6 June to 1 July

3 – 28 October

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     $3765.00

Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility requirements – c3G factsheet

Co-contribution fee for Certificate 3 subsidy                                 $2250.00
Co-contribution fee for Certificate 3 concession                           $1837.50

Additional fee for the Mandated Practical Assessment          $ 350.00


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

HLTAID011  Provide first aid

AMSA additional licence requirement

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

Refer to AMSA website Marine Order 505, Crew Competencies

There is a range of accommodation offered in Airlie Beach including self contained cabins at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat  4946 6483< Magnums Accommodation 49641199 XBase 49482000, Backpackers by the Bay 49467267

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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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