Master up to 45 Near Coastal

This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 45 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 100 metres in length.

The MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal) provides the necessary training to progress your career in the maritime industry and pursue opportunities as a Master or Mate on vessels within the specified size range.

This qualification opens up possibilities for employment in various sectors such as commercial shipping, tourism, fishing, and offshore industries.

Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal

This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal as defined by Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – National law) 2022.

AMSA certification of competency will require:

  • Achieving MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime operations (master up to 45 metres Near Coastal)
  • Certification as a master less than 24 metres near coastal,
  • An appropriate marine radio operators certificate of proficiency
  • Meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D
  • An AMSA approved first aid certificate
  • Assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) conducted on a commercial vessel
  • Pass final AMSA oral assessment
  • Sea Service – you must have completed either:
    • 180 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel at least 12m long – including 120 days as person in charge of a navigational watch and a completed AMSA approved task book. Task book can be purchased at SMIT.
    • 360 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel at least 12m long – including 240 days as person in charge of a navigational watch without an AMSA approved task book.

Mate Less Than 80 Metres Near Coastal

This level of qualification is also currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Mate less than 80 metres Near Coastal as defined by the NSCV Part D.

Certification as a Mate less than 80 metres Near Coastal will require achievement of:

  • Achieving MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal)
  • An appropriate radio certificate of proficiency
  • An AMSA approved first aid certificate
  • Assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) conducted on a commercial vessel
  • Pass final AMSA oral assessment
  • Sea Service – you must have completed either:
    • 180 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel at least 12m long – including 120 days as person in charge of a navigational watch and a completed AMSA approved task book. Task book can be purchased at SMIT.
    • 360 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel at least 12m long – including 240 days as person in charge of a navigational watch without an AMSA task book.

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