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Course Number: MAR10313-01V01
Are you an avid boater, looking to work in the outdoors? Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) suits people who want to work in the maritime industry as a general purpose hand, better known as a deckhand. North Coast TAFE has been the leader in Maritime Training for more than 25 years delivering learning to more than 6,000 students across four different campuses. All teachers have years of maritime experience with most still working in the industry. State-of-the-art facilities, combined with fully-flexible delivery means students can study when they want, where they want, coupled with full support from knowledgeable and experienced teachers. Our Maritime section is fully accredited with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for the delivery of maritime training. The maritime industry is very varied in nature: From eco-tourism, charter fishing, professional fishing, ferry operations, sightseeing tours and whale-watching, employment opportunities are worldwide. If you have a passion for the water, boating or fishing the maritime industry is for you.At the request of the industry, there is a strong practical nature to all our fully-flexible maritime courses. You will gain skills in knot-tying, anchoring a vessel, fire-fighting, survival, workplace health and safety and basic lookout duties on-board vessels. On completion of this course you are eligible to receive you General Purpose Hand Certificate of Competency from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and to apply for positions on commercial vessels up to 80 metres anywhere in Australia out to the exclusive economic zone.The course is taught via a combination of key note lectures, tutorial support, practical on-water sessions, helm room use and workplace delivery. There is an optional face-to-face option in Port Macquarie, the Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Maclean and Ballina. Students will be assessed on assignments, written tests and practicals.
Offered on 4 campuses
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed foundation knowledge, and reading and writing skills for everyday life, and will have the skills to carry out simple workplace tasks under supervision. North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options, please contact us.
This qualification can lead you to study Certificate II in Maritime Operations.
Deckhand on commercial vessels up to 80 metres anywhere in Australia out to the exclusive economic zone.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
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