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General Purpose Hand (Deckhand) Course

MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

deckhand course

Students must be 16 years old or more to participate in this course.

Deckhand Course is the first step towards your career in the maritime industry.

The course focuses on developing the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a General Purpose Hand on board a vessel. Students of this deckhand course will learn to assist with deck operations on vessels up to 80m in Near Coastal waters.

This course is delivered in a blended format. ie partly completed at home in your own time using an online training package and partly completed on our training vessels.

Once you have completed the online enrolment and paid the prescribed fee you will be able to register with a username and password that will provide the gateway to your online learning resources. These resources are available to you even after course completion for an unlimited time for your future reference.

The online training package has assignments and assessments where resources are provided. There may be some extra research required by you for which you can conduct using the Australian Boating Manual which is also provided to you free of charge upon enrolment.

Each unit also has a practical component, these components are conducted as part of the AMPA (AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment) requirements which will be covered through out the course.

Students will receive:

A dedicated trainer
All the learning resources necessary to complete the course
Sea Survival Practical at Qantas heated Pool
Firefighting Practical to be conducted at Comsafe Ingleburn
Copy of the Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition 2015
AMPA Finalisation

The total amount of practical days will be 3 plus 1 day AMPA finalisation and will be scheduled accordingly.
This course covers the following units of competency:

MARB001 Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel
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
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

Deckhand Course Cost


AMPA Application and finalisation


First Aid Addition


This is a blended training format that consists of online and half a day practical. Ask our friendly staff to add this module to your course.

Sea Survival Course Addition


This is a blended training format that consists of online and half a day practical. Ask our friendly staff to add this module to your course.

Payment Options

Payments accepted are: credit card VISA or Mastercard,  cash or by electronic funds transfer to:

Maritime Training School

BSB: 012 445

Acc: 463992042

Ref: Your name


There are Foundation Skills and Employment Skills that are essential to meet the Performance Criteria of all units.

Therefore it is required that the participants taking this unit would have numeracy and literacy skills of a year 10 student in the Australian school or equivalent.

To enrol in this course you should also have basic computer skills including skills to undertake online research. This means students should have access to a computer with internet connection.

There are no sea time requirements for this course.




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