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Tips for Safe Boating with Dogs

During any family boating adventure, it’s always important to consider the safety of everyone on board as much as possible. Yes, everyone wants to have fun and have a good time – but nobody should fear getting injured while that happens. This mentality extends to every last passenger on your boat, including the member of the family that people often forget about: the family pet.  Read More..

Off-Shore Artificial Reefs Proving a Hit With Trailer Boat Fishermen

Over the last few years, a wide range of different artificial reefs has been constructed off the coast of New South Wales. Not only have they proven to be popular with local fisherman, but they’ve also been an overwhelming hit with their most important audience – the fish themselves. Recently, the Department of Primary Industries announced the construction of the largest artificial reef yet – a topic that is definitely worth exploring if you’re planning on hitting the open water and checking it out for yourself. Read More..

How to Prepare Your Boat for Winter Storage

Even though Australia isn’t necessarily known for its incredibly cold winters, many recreational boat owners will soon be placing their boats into storage now that winter has arrived. This is always a good idea, as inclement weather and improper considerations can significantly affect the lifespan of your boat over time. As you do get ready to say “goodbye” to your adventures on the water until spring rolls around once more, there are a few key things you’ll want to keep in mind as far as preparing your boat for winter storage is concerned. Read More..

Tips for Buying a Used Boat – Pt 2

In part one of our series on tips for buying a used boat, we covered questions such as how you intend to use your boat, how to choose the correct boat and which style of hull you should opt for. In part two we will cover the importance of ensuring your chosen boat is mechanically and structurally sound. Read More..

Tips for Buying a Used Boat – Pt 1

Buying a used boat is a wonderful thing… until you realise just how complicated it can become. Even the act of choosing the right type of boat can be overwhelming – do you want a bass boat, a dinghy, a houseboat, ski boat, sailboat or something else entirely? Thankfully, the process doesn’t have to be nearly as stressful as it might seem at first, provided that you keep a few key things in mind. Before you rush out and buy the boat of your dreams, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions that can help save you breaking your heart and your budget. The team here at Maritime and Safety Training have put together a two-part blog that will help you select a quality used boat for years of smooth sailing. Read More..

Best Boating Locations in Victoria

Summer may be officially over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out on the water and do some exploring. With most of summer’s high temperatures behind us, autumn is a perfect climate to launch the boat and visit some idyllic attractions only appreciated from the water. If your idea of fun and excitement includes a boat trip, you’re in luck: Victoria has a number of incredible boating locations that everyone would do well to see at least once during their lives. Read More..

Enjoy a Fun Boating Day Trip With These Handy Tips

Getting out on the water for a fun boating day isn’t just a way to enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer – it’s also a great opportunity to spend time with your friends, family members and other loved ones. As summer is in full flow, more and more people will be taking to the water than ever. Before you head out for your adventure, however, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind. You can enjoy the best boating day you’ve ever had – and the safest – with these handy tips. Read More..

What Are The Rules For Water-Skiing And Do I Need A Boat Licence?

Those warm summer months of the year are finally upon us yet again, which can only mean one thing: fun on the open water is about to begin. Now is the time of year where not only experienced boaters take to the water, but many enjoying activities like water skiing for the first time. Those who may not be regular boaters might be unsure about not only the rules regarding water safety and the law, but the best practices they must adhere to in order to create the most enjoyable (and most importantly danger-free) experience possible. Read More..

Get Your Boat Ship-Shape For Summer

The busy recreational boating season is almost upon us once again, as is the beautiful, warm weather that people wait for all year long. As this is often the first time of the year when people have a significant amount of time off, there are those out there who may not have used their boats yet up to this point. If you want to get your boat in ship-shape for summer (pun absolutely intended), there are a few key things you’ll need to keep in mind.
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Drug and Alcohol Limits On The Water

There are few things more enjoyable than having a nice, relaxing drink whilst out on your boat. However, none of this should come at the expense of safety, as the authorities in Central Queensland and other areas are out to prove. In September of 2016, a new operation targeting people under the influence of drugs and alcohol on the water kicked off across the area.
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Essential Equipment for Your Boat

Obtaining your boat licence is a great first step towards unlocking the type of maritime career you’ve always wanted, or endless hours of fun on the water. It is important to acknowledge however that it is exactly that – a first step. Any seasoned veteran knows that there are key pieces of equipment for your boat that you should never leave the dock without
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Master up to 24 Metres Courses Starting Soon!

At Maritime and Safety Training, we pride ourselves on the wide range of educational opportunities we provide to people who have always dreamed of a career on the high seas. Case in point: “Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal – MAR30913 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Class 5)” courses are starting soon, so register today to secure your spot on our sought after course.
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Jet Skis – The Ultimate Summer Fun

There really is nothing that says “summer fun” quite like a Jet Ski. Infinitely faster and more intimate than a traditional boat, Jet Skis are a bit like a motorcycle designed for the open seas. There are few types of watercraft that really allow you to get up close and personal with your environment like a Jet Ski does.
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Seafood Farmer – A Career In Aquaculture

If your passion is primarily for sustainable seafood, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a wide variety of different careers that you can choose to pursue that will help you live out your dreams. At Maritime and Safety Training, we specialise in training and certification courses that will allow you to unlock the career path you were always destined for.
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Coxswain Jobs

Even if you’ve grown up on boats your entire life, you still need to pursue the appropriate type of licence if you want to use those skills to further your own career. You can’t just “get” a job on a commercial vessel in Australia – you need to prove that you’re not only competent in the skills that it takes to safely operate in this type of environment on a daily basis, but also that you’re up-to-date on all of the latest rules and regulations.
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Work On Water

If you’re the type of person who has always felt right at home on the open water, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a wide range of different career options available for you to choose from. The factor that you need to keep in mind, however, is one of licensing.
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Kick-Start Your Maritime Career As A Deck Hand (General Purpose Hand)

If you’ve always dreamed of working on a commercial vessel, there may have been times in your life where it seemed like an unattainable goal that was always just out of reach. Maritime and Safety Training is here to prove.
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Got Mechanical Aptitude? Consider A Career As A Marine Engine Driver

If you’re someone who has the particular type of mechanical aptitude that you only developed after years of hard work and education, there is no time like the present to consider a career as a Marine Engine Driver.
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