MAR30921 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master <24m Near Coastal)

MAR30921 Certificate III in Maritime Operations
(Master <24m Near Coastal)

Smart and Skilled Funding is available to eligible students that may include Fee-Free training. 
Call 02 97363655 to apply.

Welcome to our comprehensive Certificate III program in Maritime Operations for Master <24m Near Coastal. This course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to become a competent and confident maritime professional in near coastal waters. Whether you’re a seasoned mariner or just starting out, our expert instructors will guide you through the intricacies of maritime operations, navigation, safety procedures, and more.

Course Overview:

Delivery Structure

Students must be at least 16 years of age to be able to participate in this course.

 Blended Course Delivery – Online Plus 5-6 days Practical

Blended Course Delivery Detail

blended format i.e 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.Top of FormBottom of Form

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.

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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 throughout the course.

The total amount of practical days will be 5-6 days including AMPA. The AMSA application and finalisation and will be scheduled accordingly.

It is expected that sea time meets AMSA requirements when completing the AMPA, however you have 12 months from the date you have completed the AMPA to acquire the required sea time.

Maritime Training School is not obligated to fulfil your sea time requirements.

Information on Seafarer certification guidance can be found via the AMSA information page via the link below: Please refer to this for your sea service queries.

Students will receive

  • Dedicated Trainer
    Dedicated Trainer

  • Sea Survival Practical
    Sea Survival Practical

  • First Aid
    First Aid

  • Firefighting Practical
    Firefighting Practical

  • Navigation

  • Marine Radio
    Marine Radio

  • AMPA Finalisation
    AMPA Finalisation

  • All the learning resources necessary to complete the course
    All the learning resources necessary to complete the course

  • Copy of the Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition 2015
    Copy of the Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition 2015

Master <24m Course Cost including AMPA


AMPA (If Coming from another RTO or training institution)


AMPA Application Fee


First Aid HLTAID011


Marine Radio Short Range (LROCP)


Course Highlights:

  • Gain a deep understanding of maritime regulations and compliance.
  • Develop navigation and seamanship skills for near coastal waters.
  • Learn emergency response procedures and enhance safety awareness.
  • Practical hands-on training with modern maritime equipment and technology.
  • Expert guidance from experienced maritime professionals.
  • Industry-recognized qualification for a variety of maritime career opportunities.

Course Modules:

The M<24m qualification comprises of 15 units of competency.

MAR30921 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

BSBFLM303 – Contribute to effective workplace relationships

MARB029 – Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres

MARB030 – Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres

MARH015 – Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres

MARH016 – Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres

MARH017 – Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation

MARI004 – Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres

MARJ007 – Monitor environmental management on a vessel

MARK008 – Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters

MARN009 – Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

*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

*HLTAID011 – Provide first aid

Please enquire by emailing at:
OR calling 02 9736 3655

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 upon request Please ask one of friendly staff if you would like this option.

Sea Service – Master<24m (NC)

While working in a deck or deck and engineering capacity The applicant must have at least

    • All must be accrued on vessels ≥7.5m long; AND 
    • At least half must be accrued on commercial vessels

Restricted to Daylight Hours

A certificate will be restricted to inboard propulsion power <100 kW (or unlimited outboard power) if the person:

Restricted to Sheltered Waters

A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours:

Qualifying Sea Service and Task Books Sea Service

will be assessed using the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D, Crew Competencies. Please note that the applicant must accrue at least half of the qualifying sea service required for the certificate in the 5 years before the application. For further information on this document and access to additional information on qualifying sea service and task books please refer to the AMSA website

Final Assessment

Students are required to undertake a final assessment conducted by Maritime Training Schools AMPA approved assessor before being issued an interim certificate of competency which will allow them to operate immediately. The students application for a certificate of competency (AMSA form 426) upon course and AMPA completion will then be forwarded to AMSA for final approval. Upon AMSA approval, the student will be provided with the official certificate of competency. The criteria and competencies covered in a final assessment are included in the relevant tables of the ‘Skills and Knowledge required for NSCV Certificates of Competency Part D Crew Competencies’ document, which can be found on the AMSA website.

Eligibility Criteria – Master <24m

Be at least 16 years when the certificate is issued;

Provide evidence of sea service accrual in the form of: An application for a Qualifying Sea Service Assessment (AMSA form 771); or any of the following

  • A declaration in a form acceptable to the National Regulator;
  • An approved sea service log book or task book;
  • A Statutory Declaration or a letter, from the operator, owner, master or chief engineer of a vessel detailing the applicant’s sea service

Medical Fitness including Eye Sight Test AMSA Form

Certificate III – Master<24m issued by an AMSA approved training organisation;

HLTAID011 unit of competency Provide first aid or another certificate that the National Regulator considers equivalent;

Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency (MROVCP) issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, or higher qualification, or an equivalent qualification approved by the National Regulator;

Pay fee/s.

You also will be asked to provide an application for a certificate of competency, proof of identity and two passport-style photographs taken in the previous six months.

Why Choose Us:

  • Industry-Experienced Instructors: Our trainers bring a wealth of real-world maritime experience to the classroom, ensuring you receive practical insights and knowledge.
  • Modern Facilities: Access to state-of-the-art simulation equipment and training vessels for hands-on learning.
  • Flexible Learning: Balancing work, life, and studies is easier with our flexible scheduling options.
  • Career Opportunities: Graduates of this course can pursue careers as Master <24m Near Coastal, Coxswains, or work in various roles within the maritime industry.
  • Supportive Learning Environment: Our dedicated support team is here to assist you every step of the way.

Embark on a rewarding career in maritime operations today with our comprehensive Certificate III program. Discover the thrill of navigating near coastal waters while mastering essential skills for a successful maritime profession. Join us and set sail toward your future!

Silver Spirit Cruises Pty Ltd T/As Maritime Training School

Registered Training Organisation 91487
d’Albora Marina, 138 Cabarita Rd, Cabarita NSW 2137