If you want to become a Deck Watchkeeper, then MAR50315 Diploma of Maritime Operations - Watchkeeper Deck is the course to give you the skills and knowledge you need to meet the academic requirements for Deck Watchkeeper certification as described in Marine Orders - Part 3 - Seagoing Qualifications (Version 6) under the Australian Navigation Act 1912. This course will also cover marine safety, communications, ship knowledge, seamanship, cargo and bridge operations.
In order to be eligible for the 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. You must have the following to be considered:
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.
See more information on the AMSA website (amsa.gov.au). Students should check this website on a regular basis as frequent changes may occur.
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