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Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)

National ID: MAR60220 | State ID: BFW9

his certificate allows you to perform the duties or functions of Master, Chief mate or Watchkeeper deck officer on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area.

Holding a Watchkeeper deck or Master less than 500 GT certificate of competency may allow you to receive up to 15 units credit or recognition of prior learning with continued sea service and competencies. This may potentially reduce the duration of the course up to 14 weeks.

This qualification runs for a duration between 27 and 40 weeks. 

Gain these skills

  • manage trim, stability and stress of a vessel
  • manage reported defects, damage, repairs and maintenance of a vessel
  • apply medical first aid on board ship
  • coordinate search and rescue operations
  • follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training)
  • operate survival craft, rescue boats and lifesaving appliances (proficiency in survival craft)
  • survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST
  • manage a vessel and its crew
  • forecast weather and oceanographic conditions to plan a safe passage
  • use of radar and other bridge equipment to maintain safety of navigation
  • transmit and receive information by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Marine Transport Professional

Further Study Option(s)

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.

This course has a study pathway with the Australian Maritime College(opens in a new tab)   as of November 2021.

Australian Maritime College - Bachelor of Applied Science Nautical Science - two core units and four elective units, delivered in Launceston or online

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Fremantle Two semesters No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Page last updated August 30, 2023