MAR30921 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal)
This qualification applies to people working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency in the capacity of:
- master on commercial vessels up to 24 m in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
- chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 m in length within the EEZ or
- chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 m in length in inshore waters.
Our staff are able to brief you on the training package and are only too happy to answer any of your questions. Click on the enquiry link below or call our friendly customer service team in Brisbane QLD on 07 3186 6930.
|Next Workshop Dates||There are 14, 2 ½ hour workshops allocated to this qualification
Each workshop will be conducted 8 times during your enrolment.
|Location:||QMTS Training, Brisbane Campus,|
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron,
578 Royal Esplanade, Manly Qld 4179
|Duration:||You will have 12 months to compete your studies.
Depending on your motivation to complete your studies, this time can be reduced to as little as 3 months.
|Course Fees:||The Course fees as of 1/7/2021: $3,250 (DOES NOT include the cost of the Shipboard Safety Skill Set – SSSS)
Included in the fee cost structure are:
A reduction in the course cost may apply for students who have successfully completed other credits relevant to this qualification.
Payment Plans are available on all courses.
|Additional Fees:||Final Practical Assessment (AMPA): $450.00|
AMSA Application: $250.00
|Subsidised Funding:||CONCESSIONAL FEES
Non Concession Fee: $1650.00 with Certificate III Guaranteed Funding
|Course Completion Period:||12 Months to complete the course.|
Unit of Competency
|BSBLDR301||Support effective workplace relationships|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
|MARB029||Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres|
|MARB030||Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARF027||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment|
|MARF028||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel|
|MARF029||Meet work health and safety requirements|
|MARF030||Survive at sea using survival craft|
|MARH015||Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres|
|MARH016||Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARH017||Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation|
|MARI004||Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres|
|MARJ007||Monitor environmental management on a vessel|
|MARK008||Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters|
|MARN009||Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres|
Note: The 4 (four) units MAR027, MAR028, MAR029 and MAR030 make up the Shipboard Safety Skill Set (SSSS) course.
The Shipboard Safety Skill Set (SSSS) is a stand-alone course not delivered with the remainder of the Master up to 24m NC Course. There are additional course fees of $600.00 to enrol in this course
MAR30921 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal)
Careers & Pathways:
In Queensland, the industry has identified vocational outcomes and/or areas of local demand in transport, construction, shipping and tourism sectors along the east coast.
Operate a commercial vessel up to 24m within 200nm of the coastline.
Higher qualification Pathways:
MAR30821 Certificate llI in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
MAR40320 Certificate lV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal)
The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master less than 24 meters NC) will be delivered using a combination of the QMTS Training Lesson Plan accessed via our customised aXcelerate Student Learner Portal and Trainer Facilitated Workshops.
Using this delivery mode, new students can enrol at any time of the year. On completion of enrolment documents and the payment of course fees, students will be given full access to their aXcelerate Student Learner Portal.
aXcelerate Student Learner Portal
The aXcelerate Student Learner Portal contains a collection of structured modules based on the 15 Units of Competency that make up this qualification. Each module contains all the reading, resources and on-line assessments required to complete the module.
Trainer Facilitated Workshops
There are 14 Trainer Facilitated Workshops for this qualification. Each workshop is run in our Manly Training Rooms over half a day and cover the basic concepts of each subject.
Each workshop will run 8 times during the year (twice each term) so regardless of when a student signs up they are only a couple of weeks (maximum) away from attending a workshop.
During the 12 months of a student’s enrolment, they may enrol in as many or as few workshops as the wish – the attendance of workshops is not compulsory.
In addition to the workshops, each workshop block (one month in duration) will contain a student study support day and a day of practical training.
There will be a Final Practical Assessment/ AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) day for your qualification held every second month.
Click Here for the schedule of workshops, tutorials, practical days and AMPA days
LICENSING / REGULATORY INFORMATION
This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA Certificate of Competency as a Master up to 24 metres NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
AMSA Certification of Competency will require:
- achieving MAR30921 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 m Near Coastal)
- a Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP)
- sea service consisting of:
- 120 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book
- 600 days of qualifying sea service
- meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) conducted on a commercial vessel up to 7.5 m in length.
A general command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to write a simple report is required.
As a safety consideration, QMTS recommends all students be physically fit to carry out all the roles and responsibilities of a Master on a commercial vessel up to 24m within 200nm of the coastline as described under the National Standards for Commercial Vessels – Part D.
Students should also be able to swim (any stroke) a minimum of 50 metres fully clothed.
Language, Literacy, and Numeracy
It is a requirement of this course that all enrolling students undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.
As the delivery of the course is predominantly on-line and all resources are contained in a dedicated online learner portal, students must have access to a computer (with Microsoft Office 365 software).
Free Wi-Fi is available during training blocks.
Students require basic computer skills to complete the course without disadvantage. This includes how to access the internet, download documents, save a file to a hard drive and upload files to the student portal. All students receive a Student Portal Learner Guide on enrolment.
Students will be required to possess, or have access to, the following navigational instruments for chart work: Chart Plotter, Parallel Ruler, Bow Divider, Calculator, 2B pencils, Eraser, Compass and Protractor. If required, an order can be placed with the QMTS customer service team for a Navigational Kit, which contains all of the above.
CERTIFICATE III GUARANTEE & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification. This initiative is funded by the Queensland Government.
Students eligible for this subsidy will be required to contribute to the cost of this course through a co-contribution fee.
To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy students must:
- be 15 years or older
- be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program)
- permanently reside in Queensland
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
- not hold, and not be enrolled in Certificate III or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school). Students may already hold a Certificate III qualification in the Maritime industry not funded through the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy.
Please visit the Department of Education and Training Website and the Certificate 3 Guarantee fact sheet for further information about the eligibility criteria for the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy.
When enrolling into a QMTS Training course it is a requirement that all enrolment documentation is received before enrolment confirmation can occur. The required documents and information are listed below:
- Online Enrolment Form
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
- Enrolment Induction Checklist
- Copy of Driver’s Licence (front and back) or Passport
Please also note that Students will be required to provide QMTS Training with their Unique Student Identifier (USI) before enrolment can be completed.
COURSE PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS and PROCEDURES
Students will access all on-line assessments via their aXcelerate Student Learner Portal.
There will be two types of assessments –
- Knowledge Review Assessments: will not count towards the final assessment, but must be completed before the student can move to the next section
- Final Assessments: will assess a student’s knowledge competence.
Students are allowed three (3) submissions in total (initial submission and two (2) resubmissions) for each assessment
If you are deemed to be Not Competent (NC) in a unit (after three (3) theory or three (3) practical assessment attempts, or due to disciplinary action) you will need to re-enrol in that unit and pay the unit enrolment fee to be able to re-attempt the unit assessment
After an unsuccessful second submission, A QMTS Training Assessor may contact the student by phone to provide additional training to assist the student to complete the third submission, which may be conducted orally over the phone.
Prior to attending a practical assessment all students:
- Must successfully complete 85% of the theory assessments
- Must provide a completed task book and/or appropriate sea service
- May be required to complete mandatory work placement of 120-days (sea service time)
A final practical assessment may not be undertaken prior to the completion of work placement or validation of necessary sea service.
Learners can have their competency from prior learning and work experience recognised in this qualification through the following arrangements:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is recognition of prior learning or skills obtained from previous study or work/life experience.
Learners, who through prior learning or experience believe they have gained competence in any of the skill areas, may be granted RPL upon substantiation of that claim.
QMTS Training offers RPL on enrolment and the trainer will work with the student to define the potential for a successful application process.
NB: RPL does not give the student a discount in course fees.
Students may also apply for a credit transfer upon enrolment.
Learners who have evidence in the form of AQF certification from any other RTO or authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar or from an AQF authorised issuing authority
for units of competency relevant to this qualification will be given credit upon enrolment.
For more information about QMTS Training Recognition
Process please refer to the Client Handbook or Phone QMTS Training on 07 3186 6930.
Shipboard Safety Skill Set
Many students undertaking this course may have already completed the four units below as part of another maritime qualification or as part of the MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set.
• MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel
• MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires
on board a vessel
• MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
• MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft
As these units form part of this course, students who have completed them, will be not be required to attend on the days these units are being assessed (1-day duration).
Practical Assessments for SSSS are not scheduled on the same dates as assessments for all other Units of Competency.
For more information about QMTS Training Recognition Process please refer to the Client Handbook or Phone QMTS Training on 07 3186 6930.
QUALITY and COMPLIANCE
QMTS Training is the RTO responsible for the quality and compliance of the nationally recognised training being delivered and is also the RTO that will issue any qualification or statement of attainment certificate to eligible learners.
COMPLAINTS and APPEALS
Should you at any time wish to lodge a complaint, you can do so by contacting your trainer or the Chief Executive Officer of QMTS Training on 07 3186 6930.
Please refer to the Client Handbook for further information on our Complaints and Appeals Processes.
We also provide higher qualifications for a Master up to 45m, Master up to 45m Upgrade, Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 and Marine Engine Driver Grade 3.
If you’re just getting started in the Maritime Industry look at completing your Shipboard Safety Skill Set Certification as the first step to Marine Safety.