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Coastal Seafaring Pathway Deck & Engine Courses and Maritime Short Courses at AMC Launceston

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The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is an internationally recognized maritime and marine tertiary education institution based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia and is part of the University of Tasmania (UTAS). AMC is Australia's national center for maritime education, training and research. It has two campuses located within 31 miles of each other in Northern Tasmania, each with different facilities and residence.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is part of tertiary education which provides accredited training in job related technical skills. The training courses are conducted from both the Newnham and Beauty Point campuses, utilizing the suite of maritime training facilities including our fleet of training vessels. The training courses vary from short Certificate II courses through to Diplomas.

Each of the programs meets the competency requirements as specified by the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) and are approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Upon completion of the courses, you will be issued a Certificate of Competency, which is nationally recognized. Once you have completed an approved training program you have up to five years to gain the sea service necessary to attain your Certificate of Competency.

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Training Programs


Coastal Seafaring Pathway Deck Courses

  • Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) - 5 weeks: The Coxswain course equips you with the necessary skills to command, safely and efficiently, a commercial vessel of less than 12m and 500kW engaged in inshore operations.
  • Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m Near Coastal) - 8 to 9 weeks: 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).
  • Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35m Near Coastal) - 12 weeks: This certificate meets part of the requirements of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Certificate of Competency, allowing the holder to act in the following capacities - Master up to 35 meters within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone, Master up to 80 meters within Inshore Waters (15M), and Chief Mate up to 80 meters within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Coastal Seafaring Pathway Engine Courses

  • Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal) - 4 weeks: The course delivery comprises of a combination of classes and practicals, with subjects such as Auxiliary and Main Propulsion Systems, Safety and the Environment, Operations, Electrical, Vessel Construction and Maintenance.
  • Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) - 4 weeks: Upon satisfactory completion of the training and assessment and subject to meeting further requirements of a relevant Maritime Authority, students may be able to obtain a Marine Engine Driver Class 2 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency from the appropriate Maritime Authority.
  • Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) - 6 weeks: This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal) - 10 weeks: Upon satisfactory completion of the course and subject to meeting further requirements of Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), students may be able to obtain an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

Short Maritime Courses

  • Short maritime courses for experiences marine professional is provided by AMC Search. Please visit AMC Search here for your training needs.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 21, 2017

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