TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS
There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.
TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS
There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.
The maritime industry is regulated by the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA). AMSA sets specific requirements for each maritime qualification to ensure you are ready to join the industry. Once you graduate from your TAFE NSW course, you will be assessed against the relevant requirements through an AMSA examination process. Once you pass the exam and become certified, you will be able to apply for roles and work in the industry.
Graduating from this course only meets part of the AMSA exam criteria. You will need to meet other requirements through your professional sea service and medical status. Make sure you review and meet the AMSA requirements before you enrol in this course. If you do not yet meet the AMSA criteria for certification at this qualification level, research lower level maritime qualifications to determine the best option for you.
Some AMSA requirements include:
- Minimum age requirements when applying for your AMSA certificate
- Medical and eyesight requirements NOTE: You need to arrange your own medical and eyesight assessments
- Minimum professional sea time hours
[Visit AMSA website for more information] (https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/domestic-qualifications/coxswain-grade-1-near-coastal).
Are there any additional entry requirements?
A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).
To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:
- There are no academic entry requirements to enrol into this TAFE qualification, though there are other requirements that you must satisfy in order to obtain the AMSA Certificate of Competency which will enable you to apply for work in the Maritime Industry.
Other requirements may include:
- be at least 16 years of age,
- satisfactory completion of an eyesight test and declaration of medical fitness.
See the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website, Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information for details www.amsa.gov.au
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
- to study and complete online assignments, attend supervised written exams and practical training and assessment sessions.
- reliable Internet access
- to attend practical training and assessment sessions
- overalls, protective eyewear, and sun protection for practical sessions
- for sea survival, if applicable, students are required to bring clothes to get wet in (similar to work clothes, but no wet suits), a second set of clothes (to change into), a towel, sunscreen, and hat.
Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.