Master <24m (Master 5)

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

Course Details

Port Adelaide: 2017
Feb 13 - Mar 24
May 1- June 9

Port Lincoln: 2017
Sep 4 - Oct 16

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

Elements of Shipboard Safety Certificate
Long Range Operator's Certificate of Profiency

Other relevant links:
AMSA Master <24m Guidance Notice 719
AMSA Fact Sheets

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Course Information

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a Master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Licensing/Regulatory Information
This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

Certification will require achievement of the MAR30913 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (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.

Learner Profile
This qualification is intended for people who have experience working as a deckhand on a vessel and meet the regulatory authorities sea time requirements. Learners come with wide ranging levels of experience in the maritime industry. Some are mature age with extensive time working in the industry and others are younger with experience.

This course leads to the awarding of a Master less than 24m Certificate of Competency by the maritime regulatory authority, which provides a career progression from deckhand level to a command position on a vessel.

This qualification requires a good 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. A basic level of mathematics is recommended.

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

Training Programme
The Master <24m course is delivered over a period of six to seven weeks dependng on Public Holidays.


  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Long Range Operator's Certificate of Proficiency

Other details:

Units of Competency

National Code

Unit Description

Contribute to effective workplace relationships
Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres
Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
Meet work health and safety requirements
Survive at sea using survival craft
Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres
Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres
Monitor environmental management on a vessel
Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters
Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 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 more

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