IYT Master of Yacht 200GT or RYA Yachtmaster – Bridging Course to the Australian Master <24M Near Coastal
Convert your IYT Master of Yachts or RYA Yachtmaster certification to the Australian Master <24m Near Coastal Certification and Captain Australian registered commercial and private yachts within the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone.
IYT Master of Yachts 200Ton/RYA Yachtmaster to Australian Master <24M NC Bridging Course
If you would like to work as Master/Captain/Skipper on Australian registered commercial vessels <24m in Australian coastal waters and you have an (IYT) International Yacht Training Master of Yachts 200 tons (Limited or Unlimited) certificate or an (RYA) Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster (Offshore or Ocean) certificate you can take a 16 day bridging course to qualify for the issue of the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master <24m NC).-6″>
What will the Master < 24M Near Coastal Certificate allow you to do?
- Command an Australian registered commercial vessel <24m long in Australia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
- Act as chief mate or deck watchkeeper on an Australian registered commercial vessel < 35m long in Australia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
- Act as chief mate or deck watchkeeper on an Australian registered commercial vessel < 80m long in Australian inshore waters
Possible Restrictions – Master <24M (NC)
- Restricted to command only in sheltered waters: A certificate will be restricted to command a vessel only in sheltered waters if at least half of the sea service required is not seaward of sheltered waters.
- Restricted to daylight hours: A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours if the person is colour vision deficient.
What are the Minimum Entry Requirements to Apply for the Bridging Course?
- You must have the following current qualifications:
- IYT Master of Yachts 200T (Limited or Unlimited) or an RYA Yachtmaster (Offshore or Ocean) commercially endorsed certificate.
- STCW95+10 qualification or the national shipboard safety skill set units of competency (SSSS).
- You will need to go through a recognition of prior learning (RPL) process in order to achieve the Certificate III in Maritime Operations. Further information on this process can be found below.
Before you can enrol 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.
Prior Training and Experience
Contact us to arrange a telephone interview to assess your prior training and experience. If you wish to proceed with the process of recognition of prior learning, you will be required to present the required documentation for review. There will be an administration fee for assessing your documentation and you may have a practical skills and knowledge assessment at an additional cost. For details on what you will need for recognition of prior learning download the Recognition of Prior Learning Handbook PDF file.
Requirements for the Issue of a (Master <24M Near Coastal) Certificate of Competency:
- Certificate III in Maritime operations (provided at the successful completion of the course).
- Successfully pass the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – AMPA (included as part of the course for an additional fee).
- HLTAID003 statement of attainment Provide first aid.
- Long Range Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency. (LROCP)
- Eyesight Test Certificate.
- Self declaration of medical fitness (completed on AMSA426 COC application form).
- 16 years old.
Documented Sea Time – At least:
- 120 days of qualifying sea service in the 5 years before the application on commercial vessels over 7.5m long, and completed an approved task book; or
- 600 days of qualifying sea service, of which:
- at least half must be accrued on vessels over 7.5m long; and
- at least half must be accrued on commercial vessels; and
- < half may be accrued on recreational vessels over 5m long
The Certificate III in Maritime Operations qualification is made up of 15 units of competency. The bridging course covers 10 units of competency and subjects include ship’s construction, radar, stability and national legislation.
How Much Does the Bridging Course Cost?
AUD $2,995, plus a $425 recognition of prior learning fee.
Additional Prices – Optional:
- AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – part of course: $495
- LROCP Marine Radio: $295
- Master Up To 24m Near Coastal – AMSA Task Book: $40
- Provide First Aid – HLTAID003: $100
- Recognition Of Prior Learning Fee (RPL): $425
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