MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations - Master Unlimited

National code: MAR60315 | WA course code: AWN9 | CRICOS code: 088806A

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations - Master Unlimited

About this course

For a career as a Master in the maritime industry on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area, this qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to meet the academic requirements for certification as a Master Unlimited as described in Marine Orders Part 3 - Seagoing Qualifications (Version 6) under the Navigation Act 1912.

It provides you with the practical skills and knowledge appropriate to the management of a vessel in the area of marine safety, bridge and cargo operations, stability, marine law, ship management, construction and maintenance. You will also learn vessel handling skills, navigational safety and command operations as well as management skills required for this industry.

Students who wish to enter this course must meet the following Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements:

a. have completed at least 12 months documented qualifying seagoing service in charge of a navigation watch on vessels >500 GT WHILE holding a Certificate of Competency as a Watchkeeper Deck AND on vessels on voyages of at least 24 hours duration.

Based on any certificates or qualifications that you may already hold, you may also be required to undertake additional short course qualifications as specified by AMSA. This is an AMSA requirement for certification for all seafarers. The fees may be up to $9,996 depending on your training.

This course is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master (Unlimited) as described in Marine Orders 70 and 71(2014) under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Full certification requires achievement of the MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited), with seagoing service requirements and other requirements.

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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0 or equivalent.

  • Students must complete MAR50315 Diploma of Maritime Operations [Watchkeeper Deck] for entry into this course.

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Tuition fees

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If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

More information is available at the AMSA website ( Students are encouraged to check this website on a regular basis as frequent changes may occur.

Career opportunities

  • Marine Manager
  • Master
  • Nautical Surveyor
  • Pilot
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