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.
About this course
Embark on your career in the maritime industry. This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to meet the academic requirements for certification in maritime operations, as described in Marine Orders – Part 3 – Seagoing Qualifications (Version 6) under the Australian Navigation Act 1912.
This course covers marine safety, communications, ship knowledge, seamanship, cargo and bridge operations. In order to be eligible for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency, you should have 18-36 months qualifying sea services on appropriate ships as a Deck Cadet or equivalent in an approved program. This is required to be assessed by AMSA.
Below are requirements for entry into this course. To be considered, you must have:
a. completed a pre-sea course and an AMSA approved and monitored onboard training program for trainee Deck Officers including at least 24 months documented qualifying seagoing service on vessels at least 500 GT; OR
b. completed at least 36 months documented qualifying seagoing service on vessels at least 24 metres AND have served the qualifying seagoing service mentioned above (a) and (b) WITH AT LEAST 12 months on vessels on voyages of
at least 24 hours duration AND at least 6 of the 12 months mentioned as documented understudy of the officer in charge of a navigation watch on a vessel.
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.
More information is available at the AMSA website (amsa.gov.au ). Students are encouraged to refer to this website on a regular basis as frequent changes may occur.
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An IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0 or equivalent.
Equivalent to Australian Year 12.
Plus a letter of sea service assessment from Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
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More information is available at the AMSA website (www.amsa.gov.au). Students are encouraged to check this website on a regular basis as frequent changes may occur.