Australian General Purpose Hand

COURSE DATES

The course is 14 days (2.5 weeks) in total and is reflected in the following order:

Week 1 – STCW 95+10: Mon-Sat, 6 days

  • Apr 05-10 2021                           
  • Apr 26-01 2021                            
  • May 17-22 2021                        
  • June 14-19 2021        

Week 2 & 3 – On water practical with classroom theory: Mon-Fri & Mon-Wed, 8 days

  • Apr: 12-16 & 19-21 2021                                
  • May: 03-07 & 10-12 2021                              
  • May: 24-28 & 31-02 June 2021                                
  • Jun: 21-25 & 28-30 2021      

(These dates are tentative and subject to change due to COVID-19, please book & we will contact you.)

This course is 14 days in total and coordinated by an appointment. Please get in contact with our office to arrange a date or fill out an enquiry form at the bottom of the page. To get in contact about this course please phone: +61 2 9979 9669 or email: train@superyachttraining.com.au to enquire or use the Enquire About This Course button located below.

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COST

AUD $2,695

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MAR10318 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations

(General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

The Australian General Purpose Hand Near Coastal Certificate I in Marine Operations qualification will enable you to work as a deckhand on Australian Registered commercial or private vessels.

The General Purpose Hand is the minimum required certification to work on an Australian commercial vessel over 12m long. A General Purpose Hand works on deck or in the engine room of vessels less than 80m long and propulsion power less than 3000 kW operating within the Australian EEZ (200 nm).

The General Purpose Hand qualification is required by Roads and Maritime Services and National legislation. Without this certification, you may not legally work onboard Australian registered commercial vessels over 12m in length.

Requirements for the issue of the final AMSA Certificate of Competency (General Purpose Hand NC):

  • MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) (provided at the successful completion of the course);
  • Successfully pass the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – AMPA (included as part of the course). Not required for AMSA COC application, however still provided.
  • HLTAID003 statement of attainment Provide first aid
  • Eyesight Test Certificate;
  • Self declaration of medical fitness (completed on AMSA426 COC application form)
  • 16 years old.

Sea Service

Not required.

Pre-enrolment Requirements

Before you can enroll in this course you must download and read the following PDF files for details on course information, enrolment and obtaining your USI number. Click on the file names to download them.

There are a total of 8 units of competency for MAR10318 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal).

When you have successfully completed the 8 units of competency and met the requirements as set by AMSA you will be eligible to lodge your Certificate of Competency application to AMSA for the General Purpose Hand NC COC.

Week 1: STCW And/Or Shipboard Safety Skill Set & First Aid

  • MARF027 – Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF029 – Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft
  • HTLAID003 – Provide first aid

Week 2: Onwater practical with classroom theory

  • MARB001- Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel
  • MARG001- Work effectively as part of a crew on a vessel up to 80 metres
  • MARN001- Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a vessel
  • MARO001- Perform basic lookout duties

Students who have already completed the Shipboard Safety skill set will be given credit transfer for the following units and will be exempt from Week 1 of the course.

  • MARF027 – Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF029 – Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft

Training Location

The course is run from our Marina Office in Newport NSW Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 2 Queens Parade, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, CLICK HERE

Additional Fees

Recognition Of Prior Learning Fee (RPL) – $425 AUD

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