Master Inland Waters

MAR31018 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters)

Course Information

MAR31018 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters)

Successful completion of the Master Inland Waters Course can lead to the issue of an AMSA Master Inland Waters Certificate of Competency.

The Master Inland Waters Course can be completed by:

  • attending a 14 day full time course; and/or,
  • Online/Remote Learning (attendance is required for practical and on board components and written assessments).

On board components are conducted on our 17 m training vessel “Delphinus“.

The Master Inland Waters Course includes the following components:

  • Ship Knowledge
  • Nautical Knowledge
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety

Upon successfully completing all course requirements participants will receive a Certificate of Course Completion for MAR31018 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters).

MAR31018 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters) is a nationally accredited certificate recognized in all States and Territories within Australia.

Please note:  The Master Inland Waters qualification includes First Aid Unit “HLTAID003 Provide first aid”. As Marine Ttraining Services does not offer a First Aid course, students will be required to complete the First Aid Unit  with another provider.

Prerequisites

Master Inland Waters Course applicants are required to have a good command of spoken and written English, and be able to make simple mathematical calculations.

The course includes physical activities while on board the training vessel and during the in-water activities of the Elements of Shipboard Safety component.

Please note:  to achieve an AMSA Master Inland Waters Certificate of Competency, individuals are required to meet health and eyesight requirements as detailed in the National Standards for Commercial Vessels Part D Crew Competencieshttps://www.amsa.gov.au/about/regulations-and-standards/national-standard-commercial-vessels.

Course Duration

The Full Time Master Inland Waters Course is conducted over 14 days and is designed to be completed as timetabled.

If required Fee for Service students may be given up to 12 months from course commencement to successfully complete all course requirements.

Online Component

The Theory for the following components of the Master Inland Waters Course can be completed Online or by Remote Learning:

  • Ship Knowledge
  • Nautical Knowledge

Attendance is required for:

  • Elements of Shipboard Safety; and,
  • On board/Practical Tuition and Assessment; and,
  • Supervised Written Assessment

Practical Component

Master Inland Waters Course participants are required to attend all practical course components, these include but are not limited to:

  • vessel operation and handling exercises
  • in-water survival activities
  • use of flares
  • use of firefighting equipment

Download Course Guide for more information

Certificate of Completion

The AMSA Master Inland Waters Certificate of Competency may allow the holder to perform the following duty:

  • command a commercial vessel <24 m long in inland waters.

To achieve an AMSA Master Inland Waters Certificate of Competency (CoC) you are required to successfully complete the following:

  • MAR31018 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters) Course
  • AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) (Assessed during course delivery and valid for 12 months)
  • Sea Service (see Master Inland Water CoC Sea Service requirements below)
  • First Aid (Unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid)
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency Application Requirements

Marine Training Services does not offer a First Aid Course.

AMSA Certificate of Competency Application requirements include being at least 16 years old and meeting medical and eyesight requirements.

Master Inland Water Certificate of Competency Qualifying Sea Service Requirement

The applicant must have at least, either:

  • 60 days of qualifying sea service on commercial vessels ≥7.5 m long and completed an approved task book (see AMSA Task Book information).

OR

  • 120 days of qualifying sea service on vessels ≥7.5 m long while working in a deck, or deck and engineering, capacity on board, of which:
    • at least half must be accrued in the 5 years prior to applying for an AMSA Certificate of Competency.

Further Master Inland Waters Certificate of Competency and Sea Service information can be found on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) website at https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/domestic-qualifications/master-inland-waters and in the National Standards for Commercial Vessels Part D Crew Competencies at https://www.amsa.gov.au/about/regulations-and-standards-vessels/national-standard-commercial-vessels.