Master <35m (Master 4)


MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master <35 metres Near Coastal)

 
Course Details

Port Adelaide 2017
Jun 13 - Jul 28
2nd half of 2017 to be released later in the year.

Students who are interested in undertaking this course during other times of the year or in two three-week blocks should register their interest with the Academy on +618 8303 2780 or email info@afa.edu.au.

Port Lincoln 2017
2nd half of 2017 to be released later in the year.

Cost: 2017
Please see our 2017 timetable for current prices.

Pre-requisites:
Master <24m Certificate of Competency
Elements of Shipboard Safety Certificate
Long Range Operator's Certificate (LROCP)

Other relevant links:
AMSA Master <35m Guidance Notice 721
AMSA Fact Sheets

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Course Information

This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

Certification as a Master less than 35 metres Near Coastal (as defined by the NSCV Part D) will require achievement of the MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal), certification as a Master less than 24 metres Near Coastal, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

This level of qualification is also currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Mate less than 80 metres Near Coastal as defined by the NSCV Part D.

Certification as a Mate less than 80 metres Near Coastal will require achievement of the MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed AMSA approved task book or qualifying sea service, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

To be eligible for the Master Class 4 Certificate a student must:

  • be 18 years of age;
  • hold a Certificate of Competency such as Master Class 5; Mate Class 4; Second Mate or other acceptable qualification;
  • meet the eyesight and medical standards;
  • have watchkeeping service acceptable to the authority based upon set requirements;
  • have satisfactorily completed:;
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS);
  • Senior First Aid;
  • Marine Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency; and
  • have paid the appropriate fee to the relevant maritime authority.
This qualification requires an excellent command of spoken English, the capacity to read and interpret operational documentation and the ability to write at the level needed to competently record vessel operations. Intermediate mathematics (equivalent to Year 10 mathematics) is recommended.

Other details:

  • For the issue of a Coxswain, Master <24m or Master <35m Certificate of Competency, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) require the successful completion of both the Elements of Shipboard Safety and Marine Radio short courses.

Learner Profile
This qualification is intended for people who hold a Certificate of Competency in one of the following:

  • Master <24m (previously Master Class 5)
  • Skipper Grade 3
  • Mate Class 4
  • Second Mate

Learners come with wide ranging level of experience in the maritime industry. Some are mature age with extensive time working in the industry and others are younger the minimum experience required.

This qualification requires the learner to have vessel equipment operational skills, including electronic navigational equipment.

Training Programme

Master <35m (Master 4) course delivered over a period of eight to nine weeks depending on Public Holidays. The Master <35m course is structured as follows:

Units of Competency

National Code

Unit Description

MARA003
Manage loading, discharging and stowage of cargo
MARA004
Manage vessel stability
MARB005
Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARB010
Plan and supervise routine maintenance on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARC011
Manage a propulsion unit using appropriate engine systems and support services
MARC012
Monitor and manage vessel operations
MARC014
Operate deck machinery and steering gear on a vessel up to 80 metres
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
MARF010
Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel
MARG002
Manage a small crew
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
MARH006
Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions
MARI002
Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres
MARJ002
Monitor environmental management on a vessel
MARK003
Manoeuvre a vessel up to 80 metres
MARN004
Manage seaworthiness of a vessel up to 80 metres

For those students who would like more information about this course, please contact AMFA. Students can also visit the Marine Careers section of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.read more


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