Certificate III In Maritime Operations (Master Up To 24 Metres Near Coastal)

( Maritime Operations & Engineering )
Course code: J714
National ID: MAR30913

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to safely operate a commercial vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore limits. You will learn skills in shipboard safety, marine radio operation, navigation, ship knowledge and vessel operations.


Dates for 2016


22nd January - 24th March

22nd April - 24th June

1st August - 30th September

17th October - 16th December


Course duration: 9 weeks (approx).


Please Note as from 2015 this course will be available to complete in a flexible block mode allowing candidates to complete this course over a longer duration.

Allow additional time to complete Orals exams at DoT.

This qualification is aligned to the educational requirement for Certification as a Master<24m NC as described in Part D of the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).

The Master<<24m NC Certificate of Competency (CoC) is issued by the appropriate maritime regulatory authority in each state and territory. A Master<24m NC certificate allows a person to be employed as master of a commercial vessel up to 24 metres in length, within limits specified by the Marine Authority (usually up to 200 nautical miles from the coast).

Evidence of sea time/service on board a vessel will be required to obtain a Master<24m NC Certificate of Competency from AMSA. For information on all CoC requirements, please see: http://nationalsystem.amsa.gov.au/factsheets.php

Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
D0712 Contribute To Effective Workplace Relationships
WH797 Perform Routine Maintenance On A Vessel Up To 24 Metres
WH798 Slip Or Dock A Vessel And Maintain Hull On A Vessel Up To 80 Metres
WH829 Apply Basic Survival Skills In The Event Of Vessel Abandonment
WH830 Follow Procedures To Minimise And Fight Fires On Board A Vessel
WH832 Survive At Sea Using Survival Craft
WH833 Meet Work Health And Safety Requirements
WH850 Manage And Maintain A Navigational Watch On Board Vessels Up To 80 Metres
WH851 Plan And Navigate A Passage For A Vessel Up To 80 Metres
WH852 Use Wheelhouse Equipment For Safe Navigation
WH859 Observe Regulations To Ensure Safe Operation Of A Vessel Up To 80 Metres
WH861 Monitor Environmental Management On A Vessel
WH865 Manoeuvre A Vessel Up To 24 Metres Within Near Coastal Waters
WH879 Perform Seamanship Operations On Board A Vessel Up To 24 Metres

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Enrolment Type​
Tuition/Course Fee
Resource Fee 
Concession  Fee

Total Fee
General Training - - Check your eligibility ​ -​
Apprentice/Trainee  $1,261.53
$687.86 Check your eligibility ​ $1,949.39

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Wa Maritime Training Ctre S1
Wa Maritime Training Ctre S2
Wa Maritime Training Ctre Y
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

If you wish to confirm the accuracy of any of the information listed, please contact us.​

Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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