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Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations - Master Unlimited

  • Diploma

If you want to work as a Master in the maritime industry on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area, then MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations - Master Unlimited is the course to give you the skills and knowledge you need to meet academic requirements for Master Unlimited certification as described in Marine Orders Part 3 - Seagoing Qualifications (Version 6) under the Navigation Act 1912.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
MAR60315, 088806A
Intake Months
Feb
International Fees
$12,440 per year / $12,440 total

About this course

If you want to work as a Master in the maritime industry on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area, then MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations - Master Unlimited is the course to give you the skills and knowledge you need to meet academic requirements for Master Unlimited certification 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 learn vessel handling skills, navigational safety and command operations, and management skills required for this industry. Students wishing to enter this course must meet AMSA requirements: (a) completed at least 12 months documented qualifying seagoing service in charge of a navigation watch on vessels >500 GT holding a Certificate of Competency as a Watchkeeper Deck on vessels on voyages of at least 24 hours duration. Based on any certificates or qualifications that you may already hold, you 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 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 MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited), with seagoing service and other requirements. See more information on the AMSA website (amsa.gov.au). Students should check this website on a regular basis as frequent changes may occur. ​Please select a campus below and press the button to view detailed information about this course, including core and elective units; work placements; assessment methods; and learning resources, facilities and equipment.

Entry requirements

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

Study locations

Fremantle

Career pathways

  • Marine Manager
  • Master
  • Nautical Surveyor
  • Pilot