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

MAR30918
 


The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal) reflects the role of individuals who command a marine vessel;
 
Up to 24 metres in length, within the EEZExclusive Economic Zone
Act as Chief Mate or Deck Watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 metres within the EEZExclusive Economic Zone.
Act as Chief Mate or Deck Watchkeeper on a vessel up to 80 Metres within shore waters.

This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

This program is supported under the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) Program. Eligible students may undertake this program utilising C3G funding. For details regarding the C3G program please click here.
 
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Are you looking to operate a commercial vessel up to 24 Metres?

Master up to 24 Metres qualification and licence holders are qualified to command:
 
Yachts
Tourist boats
Water taxis
Ferries
Work barges
Jet boats
Parasailing boats
Other commercial vessels.

The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal) qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a ‘Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal’ as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

The Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal certificate/licence is issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal) reflects the role of individuals who command a marine vessel:
 
Up to 24 metres in length, within the EEZExclusive Economic Zone
Act as Chief Mate or Deck Watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 metres within the EEZExclusive Economic Zone
Act as Chief Mate or Deck Watchkeeper on a vessel up to 80 Metres within shore waters.
This qualification is offered over a 12 month period through a blended delivery model of face-to-face and online training and assessment. The course can be completed prior to the 12 month period, however this is based on a students current level of knowledge and experience.
 

02.1 Face-to-Face

The face-to-face component of this course is delivered over an 8 day workshop. During the eight days you will complete training with, formative and summative assessment activities in the following environments:
 
Classroom
On board Paradigm Training Group vessels ranging from 5 to 18 Metres
Fire fighting simulations
Safety at sea drills in sheltered waters
Prior to commencement of the face-to-face component of the course, online pre-learning and formative assessment activities must be completed. You will have online support from their trainer and assessor throughout the duration of the course.

Please note: if you are able to supply evidence of holding a current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate you will only need to attend seven of the eight days.

You are welcome to attend more than one face-to-face workshop during the 12 month program if you would like extra learning or if the trainer and assessor has identified that you need extra time in order to gain competence. Extra workshops incur no further costs and are included in your original course fee/s.
 

02.2 Online

Online activities consist of:
Multiple choice and other formative assessment questions
Reading learning materials
Reviewing slideshows and videos
Video, email, text and phone conversations with Trainers and Assessors
You will need a computer or tablet with internet access for the online components of this program.
 

03.1 Learner Resource

“Australian Boating Manual” - Cpt. Dick Gandy. Available in hard copy (can be purchased through PTG).
 

03.2 Fire Training

Long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed shoes MUST be worn.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided by PTG - Eye protection, gloves et cetera
 

03.3 Safety at Sea Training

Swimwear, towel, sunscreen MUST be worn for “Safety at Sea” units.
 

03.4 Vessel Handling

Students MUST wear appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear must be worn at all times while on training vessels.
 
The above resources are not included in the course fee and must be purchased or provided separately.
In order to successfully complete this qualification and gain your Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal), you must demonstrate competency in all unit knowledge and skill requirements.

If you are unable to demonstrate competence in any of your unit activities or during the 8 day face-to-face workshop, you will be invited to attend further workshops where you will be provided with support and further opportunities, for practice and to demonstrate the required competencies.
Pathways you may take from this qualification include:

MAR30818 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
MAR40618 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 Metres Near Coastal)
 

06.1 Credit Transfer

If you have completed any single or multiple units in this qualification and can provide evidence in the form of a certificate and transcript issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or educational body, you may be eligible for credit transfer. You should consult with PTG for advice on this process.

06.2 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. If you are able to supply valid, sufficient, current and authentic evidence of having the skills and knowledge required for any or all of the required units for this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and should consult with PTG for advice on this process.
This qualification is made up of 15 units of competency:
 
The Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal Certificate of Competence is issued by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

In addition to your successful completion of the MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal) with PTG, to successfully gain your Master up to 24 Metres Licence you will also need to:
 
  • 1. Obtain qualifying sea service and complete an (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service:
     
    120 days of sea service in the 5 years before the application working on board commercial vessels over 7.5m long with a completed task book OR
    600 days of sea service, of which;
    - At least half must be accrued on vessels over 7.5m, and
    - At least half must be accrued on commercial vessels, and
    - Up to half may be accrued on recreational vessels over 5m long
    The applicant must have accrued the qualifying sea service while working in a deck, or deck and engineering, capacity on board
    For qualifying sea service:
    - At least half must be seaward of sheltered waters, or
    - The applicant may be issued with a Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal restricted to sheltered waters
  • 2. Complete an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment, AMSA final assessment
  • 3. Complete an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency (LROCPLong Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency or AWQAustralian Waters Qualification)
  • 4. Complete a HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid course and supply your certificate
People seeking licensing certification should read Part D of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels for licensing and sea service requirements (Click for Link).
As of 1st July 2018 the AMSA final assessment (AMSA orals) were replaced by the AMSA Maritime Practical Assessment (AMPA) final assessment.

The AMPA was designed to replace the oral examination process with a practical approach to licensing assessment. The purpose of the AMPA is to assess an individual’s competency against the performance requirements of a specific AMSA licence outcome.

The AMPA is delivered by Paradigm Training Group (PTG) in accordance with AMSA regulations to allow students to successfully complete their AMSA final assessment and gain their low complexity interim certificate of competency (Interim licence) prior to submitting the required licensing evidence to AMSA for processing.
 

09.1 How do you Complete the AMPA?

If you are a new Paradigm learner enrolling into a Maritime qualification previous to 1st July 2018 and have selected the option to complete an AMPA, you will have the opportunity to do so as part of your eight day maritime training and assessment workshop. (Please note, the eight days are a minimum requirement).

If you have previously completed a maritime qualification with another RTO or more than 12 months prior to the 1st of July 2018, and would like to complete an AMPA for Master up to 24 Metres the following will apply:  
  • Attend a maritime training and assessment workshop for a minimum of two days, where you will be assessed against the required competencies. If during the initial assessment you are found to be ‘Not Yet Competent’, you will have the opportunity to;
Remain for the rest of the workshop and continue your assessment until found competent
Book in to a later workshop and be re-assessed

For more information regarding the AMPA [click here].
The ICoC is a 60 day interim licence issued by PTG to seafarers who have successfully completed their licensing requirements as outlined in section 12.

To complete your ICoC you are required to book an appointment with PTG where your documents listed at section 13 will be checked and verified.

Please contact 1300 161 640 or info@paradigmtraining.edu.au to book an appointment.

Please visit the AMSA website for further information on AMSA Licences, AMPA’s and ICoCs.

11.1 Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete a Certificate Ill qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

The principal aim of Certificate 3 Guarantee is to provide eligible Queensland residents without a Certificate III or higher qualification, opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification that may lead to:
Employment for individuals wanting to enter or re-enter the workforce in their chosen field; or
Advancement in the workplace or career progression for individuals already employed in their chosen field.
Please note that the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding can only be awarded once per candidate. With this in mind, please consider your decision to complete this qualification utilising this funding option prior to enrolment.
 

11.2 Certificate 3 Guarantee Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee you must:
Be aged 15 years or over and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in School (VETIS) students - see the VETIS Fact Sheet for more information).
Permanently reside in Queensland (Proof of residency is required upon enrolment).
Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen.
Not hold and not be enrolled in a Certificate Ill or higher level qualification/s (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)
It is a requirement that all student wishing to enrol in this course under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program complete a short Language Literacy and Numeracy Exam.

Please complete the short LLN exam by clicking HERE. This must be done prior to your enrolment being finalised.
 
A fee will be required to contribute to the costs of the training through a co-contribution fee as required by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

The contribution fee is payable upon enrolment and prior to accessing the student online platform.
 

13.1 Co-Contribution Fees

Non-concessional - $1,340.00
Concessional - $770.00
 

13.2 Concessional Co-Contribution

To be eligible for concessional funding you must provide evidence that you:
Hold a Health Care Card or Concession Card issued under the Commonwealth Law or
Proof of a partner or dependent who holds a Health Care Card or Concession Card and that you are named on that card.
Please note, the co-contribution fee can be paid by another part if required (e.g., Partner, Employer, Parent).

Concessional co-contribution: When applying for a concessional co-contribution fee, ensure you add the discount code 'Master 24 Certificate 3 Guarantee Concession' at the billing step of the online enrolment form.
 

13.3 AMPA Fee - $500.00

$500.00 is payable upon enrolment for those wishing to undertake the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) and gain a low complexity interim certificate of competency (ICoC).
 

13.4 ICoC Fees $100.00

Where the AMPA application fee has been paid ($500.00 as above) the ICoC fee is included. Where the AMPA fee was not paid as part of an enrolment process, the ICoC fee payable is
$100.00 upon booking your ICoC appointment with PTG.
 

13.5 Total Fees

Non-concessional - $1,840.00
Concessional - $1270.00

Each enrolment will have the AMPA and ICoC included in fees payable. If you do not wish to undertake the AMPA or ICoC as part of the course, please add discount 'Removal AMPA/ICoC Fee' when completing your enrolment form and payment.
 

Fees charged upon enrolment

Non-concessional - $1,340.00, or
Concessional - $770.00, and
AMPA and ICoC fee - $500 (This can be paid at anytime prior to your AMPA)
 
Please note, it is recommended that prior to completing the online enrolment form you contact us on 1300 161 640 or info@paradigmtraining.com.au to formerly check eligibility prior to enrolling.

The initial enrolment form submitted will be considered tentitive until such time as all eligibility documentation is reviewed. Once this process is finalised the enrolment will become active with full access to the course content through the student portal.

Concessional co-contribution: When applying for a concessional co-contribution fee, ensure you add the discount code 'Master 24 Certificate 3 Guarantee Concession' at the billing step of the online enrolment form.

When completing the the online enrolment form, you will be prompted to upload supporting documents which include:
Identification (e.g. Queensland drivers licence, passport, proof of age card, etc.).
Proof of residency in Queensland (e.g. back of licence, electricity bill etc.).
Eligibility for concession (e.g. Health care card or concession card issues under Commonwealth Law.
Australian or New Zealand Citizenship (where required).
For a full list on supporting documents please click here.
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