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Maritime Operations Training at Moruya, Nowra, Ulladulla and Shellharbour in Illawarra


TAFE NSW Illawarra is renowned for delivering world class vocational education and training that is relevant, timely and of the highest quality in order to meet the training needs of individuals, business and the community. TAFE Illawarra enrolls approximately 34,000 students per year and comprises of 14 Campuses from Wollongong in the North, down the South Coast and across to Bega and the Southern Highlands.

The high level qualifications provided by the institute are recognized not only throughout Australia but across the world, providing you with a pathway to further study. The flexible training options to suit your lifestyle delivered full time, part time, online, in your workplace or on weekends.

You can develop the practical skills and knowledge required to work in the maritime industry as a Master Class 5, Coxswain, Marine Engine Driver or General Purpose Hand on commercial vessels by completing a Transport and Distribution program specializing in: Coastal Maritime Operations - Coxswain; Coastal Maritime Operations – Master Class 5; Marine Engine Driving – Grade 3; or Maritime Operations.

Training Programs

  • Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal) PTE: 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).
  • Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) - Certificate II: This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal in the maritime industry and command a commercial marine vessel that is up to 12 metres in length with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kw for an inboard engine; carry passengers on a vessel for inshore or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
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