Master < 24 metres NC

MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Course Information

The Master <24 NC Course can be completed by attending a Full Time Course or by Online/Remote Learning.

Melbourne/Geelong -Upcoming Full Time Course Dates:

16 March to 17 April 2020

Or

29 June to 28 July 2020

Or

Online/Remote LearningEnrol at any time.

Further Course Date information.

Price – Full Fee $2,446*
Price –  if eligible for Funding $1,623*
*
price not including Elements of Shipboard Safety

See our Price List for further course fee information.

Successful completion of the Master <24 NC Course can lead to the issue of an AMSA Master <24 NC Certificate of Competency.

The Master <24 NC Course and Certificate of Competency were previously known as “Master Class 5”. Some in the industry still use “Master 5” when referring to this qualification.

The Master <24 NC Course can be completed by:

  • attending a 24 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 <24 NC Course includes the following components:

  • Coastal Navigation
  • Wheelhouse Equipment
  • Ship Knowledge
  • Nautical Knowledge
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety (Liferafting and Firefighting)

Upon successfully completing all course requirements participants will receive a Certificate of Course Completion for MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal).

MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) is a nationally accredited certificate recognized in all States and Territories within Australia.

Applicants for the AMSA Master <24 NC Certificate of Competency are required to hold a Marine Radio Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP). Marine Training Services also offers  the Marine Radio (LROCP) Course.

Please note:  The Master <24 NC qualification includes First Aid Unit of Competency “HLTAID003 Provide first aid”. As Marine Training Services does not offer a First Aid Course, this unit will need to be completed with another course provider.

Prerequisites

Master <24 NC 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 <24 NC 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 <24 NC Course is conducted over 24 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 <24 NC Course can be completed Online or by Remote Learning:

  • Coastal Navigation
  • Wheelhouse Equipment
  • Ship Knowledge
  • Nautical Knowledge

Attendance is required for:

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

The Theory component of the Marine Radio (Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency) Course can also be completed Online or by Remote Learning.

Practical Component

Master <24 NC Course participants are required to attend all practical course components, these include but are not limited to:

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

Download Course Guide for more information

Certificate of Completion

The AMSA Master <24 m NC Certificate of Competency may allow the holder to perform the following duties:

  • command a commercial vessel <24 m long in waters to the outer limits of the EEZ if the holder does not meet the sea service requirement — command of a vessel only in sheltered waters)
  • act as Chief Mate or deck watchkeeper on a vessel <35 m long in waters to the outer limits of the EEZ
  • act as Chief Mate or deck watchkeeper on a vessel <80m long in inshore waters

EEZ – Exclusive Economic Zone (200 nautical mile limit)

Inshore waters – within 15 nm laterally along the coast

To achieve an AMSA Master <24 NC Certificate of Competency (CoC) you are required to successfully complete the following:

  • MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) Course
  • AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) (Assessed during course delivery and valid for 12 months)
  • Sea Service (see Master <24 m NC CoC Sea Service requirements below)
  • Marine Radio (Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency)
  • First Aid (Unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid)
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency Application Requirements

Marine Training Services conducts the Marine Radio Course (Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency) Course.

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 <24 NC Certificate of Competency Qualifying Sea Service Requirement

The applicant must have at least, either:

  • 120 days of qualifying sea service in the 5 years prior to applying for a Certificate of Competency and  and completed an approved task book (see AMSA Task Book information). The Sea Service must be complete while working on board commercial vessels ≥7.5 m long;

OR

  • 600 days of qualifying sea service, of which:
    • at least half must be accrued on vessels  ≥7.5m long; AND
    • at least half must be accrued on commercial vessels; AND
    • up to half may be accrued on recreational vessels ≥5 m long; AND

The applicant must have accrued the qualifying sea service while working in a deck, or deck and engineering, capacity on board.

At least half of the qualifying sea service must be seaward of sheltered waters to be able to operate to the outer limit of the EEZ.

If at least half of the qualifying sea service is not seaward of sheltered waters the applicant may be issued with a Master <24 m NC certificate restricted to sheltered waters.

Further Master <24 NC 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-less-24-metres-near-coastal 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.