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AMSA Approved Marine Deck & Marine Engineering Qualifications, and Radar, Marine Radio & Shipboard Safety Certificate Training programs in Winnellie NT

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Established in 1995 and located in Winnellie NT, Seafood & Maritime Industries Training (SMIT) provides a range of training courses as well as being involved in national projects for the development of the maritime certificate curriculum. Seafood & Maritime Industries Training Ltd (SMIT) is a progressive Registered Training Organization providing training for people involved in maritime transport, seafood (fisheries), hospitality and tourism industries as well as oil and gas. Courses are accredited by the Australian National Training Authority.

The qualifications gained through SMIT are credit transferable and articulated all around Australia. SMIT is endorsed to facilitate the new national MAR (Maritime - Release 4) Industry Training Package. Apart from the regular programs, professional development programs for trainers, supervisors, executives and managers are available and effort is made to provide for innovative and flexible methods of training. . Courses are conducted as face-to-face classes at SMIT training facilities and SMIT also offers customized courses for industry, community and individual requirements and deliver at the work place.

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Training Programs


Marine Deck Qualifications

  • Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (13 days): After completing and passing your Qualification with SMIT, and if all prerequisites (First Aid Certificate and VHF Radio License or Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency LROCP) are met, SMIT may issue an Interim Certificate of Competency if required. This will be valid until you receive your final Certificate of Competency from AMSA.
  • Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal (5 days): To complete the Coxswain Grade 2 qualification, you will need to complete the Survive at Sea and Fire Warden courses, unless you already have a current Shipboard Safety Skill Set Statement of Attainment or Certificate of Safety Training (CoST).
  • Master up to 24 meters (23 days): The holder of this certificate can - (a) Command a commercial vessel <24 m long in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); (b) Act as Chief Mate or deck watch-keeper on a vessel <35 m long in the EEZ; or (c) Act as Chief Mate or deck watch-keeper on a vessel <80 m long in inshore waters.

Marine Engineering Qualifications

  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 (10 days): The holder of this certificate can act as: Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power <750 kW, in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); or Second Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power <1500 kW, in the EEZ. To complete the Marine Engine Driver qualification, you will need to complete the Survive at Sea and Fire Warden courses, unless you already have a current Shipboard Safety Skill Set Statement of Attainment or Certificate of Safety Training (CoST).
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (5 days): The holder of this certificate can act as - a) Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power <500 kW, in the Exclusive economic Zone (EEZ); b) Second Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power <750 kW, in the EEZ c) Chief Engineer or Second Engineer on a vessel with an outboard engine with unlimited propulsion in waters to the outer limits of the EEZ; d) Assist an engineer in any tasks that may be required on board while working under the direct supervision of the person in charge of the vessel’s engines; or e) Work in the engine room of a vessel <80 m long with propulsion power <3000 kW.

Other Maritime Courses

  • Radar (3 days): The Radar Certificate of Competency is a required unit of competency for the qualification Certificate in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 meters Near Coastal). It is recommended that the candidate has knowledge of Coastal Navigation prior to commencing.
  • LROCP - Long Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (HF) (2 days): This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to transmit and receive information by marine radio on board a commercial vessel including using marine very high frequency (VHF) and high frequency (HF) radio according to regulations
  • SROCP - Short Range Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (VHF) (1 days): This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to transmit and receive information by marine very high frequency (VHF) radio on a commercial vessel according to regulations.
  • Shipboard Safety Skill Set (2 days): This Skill Set reflects the work required by people who need an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Elements of Shipboard Safety Certificate. Units of Competency assessed are - apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment; follow procedures to minimize and fight fires on board a vessel; meet work health and safety requirements; and survive at sea using survival craft.

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