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Special Discount

Special discount of $60 off >the cost of the General Purpose Hand course (also known as a deckhand). This course will equip you with all the skills needed to apply basic seamanship, WHS, Survival at Sea and Communication skills necessary to work as a deckhand on boats and ships. If you’ve been thinking about a real sea change, call us now to discuss the GPH course and enrol now!

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New Online System

Maritime Training School is currently testing our new online system for the General Purpose Hand (deckhand) Course. Students are able to attend the theory components by webinar one night a week from the comfort of their own home. The practical session will be held 1 evening over the 4 week course and the examination will be held over 1 evening as well. This means you can do all your studying and assignments at your home or workplace at your own pace. Great for people with a busy lifestyle and no time to waste. Call us now to enquire about the next online course in November 2012.

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Courses

  • Maritime Training School is returning to Canberra on 11th October at The Dickson Tradies from 5pm. Be sure to book your seat!!
  • The General Purpose Hand (deckhand) course commences on Monday 8th October with the launch of our new online system. Limited places are left so book now!
  • Marine Radio Operators Certificate course is running on Monday 31st October from 5pm at Cabarita – or online anytime you want!
  • Due to popular demand, Sans Souci is being run twice this month on 13th and 27th October – but the 13th is already full!! Don’t be disappointed though as we still have spaces left for 27th October.
  • Cabarita will be running every Saturday during October, as well as the usual Rose Bay and Watson Bay pick up for the course at Mosman.

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What Do Our Students Say About Us

Students say things like this: “Very impressed with the office staff and presenters! Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Could not fault the experience and have 100% confidence to now operate a vessel safely.” T.Ware

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General Purpose Hand (Deckhand) Offer

Maritime Training School is excited to be offering a special 3 day General Purpose Hand (deckhand) course during the school holidays. Join us from 9am to 3pm on 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2013 to complete the deckhand course face to face!*

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Class Size

Based on a minimum class size of 12. If minimum is not reached, a transfer or refund will be offered.

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July Course

Enrol into our July course now! Places are limited!

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General Purpose Hand (Deckhand) Course

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

When will the new units come into effect? The new training package for the General Purpose Hand (Deckhand) Course will be implemented within the next 12 months at all Registered Training Organisations.

I already have my deckhand ticket from NSW Maritime, do I need to do anything? No, your ticket is still recognised by NSW Maritime. I completed the deckhand course but haven’t had my ticket issued by NSW Maritime yet.

What should I do? As long as you present your certificate and application form before 30 June 2014, you do not need to do anything further.

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.

Note: AMPA (AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment) is not required for this course

Students will receive:

A dedicated trainer
All the learning resources necessary to complete the course
Sea Survival Practical 
Firefighting Practical 
Copy of the Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition 2015
Administration finalisation

The total amount of practical days will be 2 plus 1 day 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 onboard 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

MAR10318

$1,600 

Admin Fee

$200

Course Booking 

Please enquire by emailing at:

info@maritimetrainingschool.com.au

OR calling 02 97363655

Payment Options

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

Maritime Training School

BSB: 012 445

Acc: 305110809

Ref: Invoice Number and your name

Payment plans are available via Studypay. Please ask one of friendly staff if you would like this option.

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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Welcome to Our Blog

Want to learn about the variety of recreational boats? Want to have a go at constructing your own watercraft? Want to get your NSW General Boat Licence? Want to make sure everyone on board is safe and secure? Want to upgrade your general licence to PWC Licence? Whatever you wish to learn, you will find every relevant detail here.

If you want to cruise through the NSW and ACT waters in your recreational watercraft, you need to have a boating licence. And the Maritime Training School helps you get just that. We can also help you get appropriate and adequate training in other specialities, such as the General Purpose Hand Course or the Marine Radio Licence Course, which will help you make a career in the maritime industry.

Want to have some fun driving your personal recreational watercraft? Or want to start building your career in the maritime industry? Whatever your dreams and aspirations, we can help you achieve them. Start your journey with us to reach your goals, and make the most of the experience while it lasts.

 

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Indulge in the Joys of Sailing in Sydney Harbour

Sparkling waters, splendid weather, iconic architectural marvels, and a host of activities to indulge in – the Sydney Harbour is ideal for a sailing expedition.  Taking out your sailboat to explore the beauties of the largest natural harbour is sure to be a rewarding experience.

But before you set out, consider what kind of a sailing voyage you wish to go on. With famed landmarks, virgin beaches, secret coves, and interesting islands, the Sydney Harbour presents endless choices, sure to suit every taste and whim.

Let’s take a look at a few of the best ways to enjoy sailing on these lovely waters.

Explore the waters bearboat

Chartering a boat with an experienced crew is good, but doing it all on your own can be great. When you wish to experience the beauteous nature on your own or seek some solitude, take out your sailboat on the waves, and go alone.

You can do whatever you please when you go on a bareboat adventure. Sail around the well-loved landmarks, visit the historic Cockatoo Island, or go ahead and discover some hidden bay, the world is your oyster when you are on your own.

But keep in mind, safety is a concern if you are alone on the waters. Make sure your sailboat is in perfect shape, check the safety gear on board, and let your family and friends know where you are, and when you will be back.

 

Experience the adored attractions

Chartering a boat with an experienced crew is good, but doing it all on your own can be great. When you wish to experience the beauteous nature on your own or seek some solitude, take out your sailboat on the waves, and go alone.

You can do whatever you please when you go on a bareboat adventure. Sail around the well-loved landmarks, visit the historic Cockatoo Island, or go ahead and discover some hidden bay, the world is your oyster when you are on your own.

But keep in mind, safety is a concern if you are alone on the waters. Make sure your sailboat is in perfect shape, check the safety gear on board, and let your family and friends know where you are, and when you will be back.

Have fun with your family

Today’s hectic schedule often results in the loss of quality time with family. Why not plan a family outing on a sailboat? Plan activities that your kids will love, and you can have a great holiday.

Sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take them to the Taronga Zoo, visit the Fort Denison’s museum – the kids, and the adults too, will love exploring the interesting points sprinkled around the Sydney Harbour.

On board, involve your kids in the sailing expedition. Let the little ones handle jobs such as cleaning the deck with a ‘real’ mop while the young adults can help you with the sails, knots, and so on. Let them be a part of the adventure and have the time of their lives.

 

Go on a romentic rendezvous

Sailing into a dazzling sunset with your beloved by your side can be the ultimate romantic getaway. And the Sydney Harbour with its panoramic views presents just the right setting for such a journey.

You can also find a secluded bay where you two can enjoy a picnic on the sand, swim and snorkel, and then watch the sunset together. Hop on board your boat to get back home. Or, you can stay the night in the boat’s cabin.

Another great choice is to go camping in Cockatoo Island. Choose a luxury house or apartment for an overnight stay. You can also decide to camp out on the open just beside the harbour and wake up to a spectacular view.

View a regatta up close

Be it the famous Sydney Hobart Yacht Race or the Sydney Harbour Regatta, you can always catch the action best from the waters. If you are good at handling a sailboat, you can take your watercraft on your own and enjoy the races.

Numerous yacht clubs also offer races for the enthusiasts. Here you can participate in a group and try your hand at racing a yacht. The thrill of adventure, the spray of salt water, and the charming sea breeze add to the experience.

Whether you are watching a race or participating in it, you need to be aware of what you should and shouldn’t do. Do not, in any way, jeopardize your safety as well as that of others. Remember sailing is fun, as long as you stay safe.

 

Watch the wonderfull whales

Setting sail with no engines running gives you the best opportunity to meet the friendly marine creatures such as humpbacks, Minke whales, Southern Right whales, dolphins and fur seals.

If you are lucky, you can also catch a glimpse of the fairy penguins. But keep in mind that whale watching needs patience. Moreover, you cannot reach out to them, as it may disturb the creatures. You need to let them come close to you.

Interestingly, these creatures, especially the dolphins, are intrigued by boats, and often come close to observe humans, just as you wish to go to meet them. Just make sure you don’t disturb them in any way, and enjoy the encounter.

Catch the fantastic festivities

Watch a fabulous fairytale come to life during the Vivid Sydney festival in winter. Illuminated icons on the Sydney Harbour create an incredible display that marks the magical celebration.

You can also choose to set sail on New Year’s Eve to catch the sight of an amazing fireworks display at midnight. Spend the day cruising around the attractions on the harbour, and get a good spot to view the fireworks during the evening to make it a memorable journey.

But remember that the crowd is heavy at both the times, so it is best to be on your guard while you sail. Stay cautious and stay away from your drinks. Safety is of prime importance if you are planning to enjoy the Sydney Harbour’s attractions and activities for a long time.