Master <35m NC (M4)

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


Dates for 2018

The course will be delivered over a 3 month period, with the following contact dates (8 weeks in total):
  • September    3rd - 7th; 10th - 14th; 17th - 21st
  • October         1st - 5th; 8th - 12th; 15th - 19th
  • November     5th - 9th; 12th - 16th

The last week may be optional for those students who have been successful in all assessments, and require no further revision prior to attending their AMSA oral assessment.

Who is the Qualification for?

MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal) is offered by SMT and is suitable for people who wish to work as a Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal in the Maritime Industry and act as:

  • Master up to 35 metres within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone
  • Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length

As there is an AMSA licensing requirement for participants to have sea time accrued as a Master up to 24 metres  (currently offered as MAR30913 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) SMT has tailored its course for participants who have:

  • a qualification equivalent or recognised as Master up to 24m and
  • the combined qualifying sea service  (verified experience) requirements of a Master up to 24m (600 days) and Master up to 35 (240 days watch keeping)  totalling 840 days

This experience combined with the courses duration exceeds the volume of learning requirements of the qualification.

How will I be trained and assessed?

MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal) is provided by SMT.  Training is conducted and assessed in approved training venues, vessels and by approved trainers and assessors.

Assessment activities include:

  • written and verbal assessments* of underpinning knowledge;
  • written assignments;
  • simulated workplace scenarios using vessel simulators;
  • simulated activities conducted in the classroom assessment; and
  • demonstrations of practical skills and knowledge completed on board an AMSA approved vessel

How is training delivered?

All participants take this course:

  • Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal
  • And are required to complete self-study and assignments

This course covers theoretical and practical knowledge of the following:

  • Slipping and Docking vessels
  • Vessel maintenance
  • Navigation and Position Determination
  • Passage Planning
  • Meteorology
  • Wheelhouse Equipment and Electronic Navigation Aids
  • Watch keeping
  • Vessel Design and Construction
  • Vessel Regulations
  • Environmental management
  • Maintaining Vessel Stability
  • Cargo Operations
  • Crew and vessel management
  • Vessel Handling
  • Propulsion and Machinery operation and management
  • Working at heights and Confined Space Entry

How much will the Qualification cost?

People who enrol into MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal) will pay one course fee. This fee will depend on the level of government subsidies received and your previous qualifications.

How long will the Qualification take to complete?

Most people who enrol in MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal) complete the qualification over a 3 month duration which incorporates 2 x 3 week blocks and  1 x 2 week block of intensive supervised training and assessment.  During each block, classes will be held each day between 9am and 5pm, 5 days a week. The periods between each block allows home study and assignments to be completed. Please contact SMT to confirm prior to booking.

What do I need to bring to the training session?

All equipment, training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by SMT. Participants must bring their own writing materials and wear work-style clothing and enclosed footwear suitable for a Vessel and wet weather gear appropriate for the weather conditions forecast.

As part of your practical assessments, you will be conducting an overnight voyage, you will need your own personal effects such as toiletries, additional clothing and possibly bedding depending on the vessel used for this voyage.

AMSA Qualification requirements

Participants are required to complete 21 units of competency to receive a MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

AMSA requires the following for Certification as a Master less than 35 metres Near Coastal:

  • Achievement of MAR40613 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)
  • Certificate as a Master less than 24 metres Near Coastal
  • An appropriate radio certificate of proficiency
  • Completed AMSA Task Book and or
  • Approved Sea Service
  • AMSA approved first aid certificate
  • AMSA final assessment (AMSA will contact you once all your paperwork is approved to book in a time for your final assessment)

For more information about certification and requirements, please check with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

What sort of credential(s) do I get if I complete the course?

  • MARA003  Manage loading, discharge 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
  • 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
  • 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

For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State, Growth, Tasmania.


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