General Purpose Hand (over two weekends) Training Course (GPH)

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

Cost: $815 plus $35 for Australian Maritime Safety Authority Mandatory practical assessment.

AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) fee $155

Course Dates Status Times Venue  
General Purpose Hand 14/08/21 - 15/08/21 & 16/08/21 - 17/08/21 Enrolling 0830-1630 West Gosford Book

Course Details

If you are looking to kick start your career on a Commercial vessel, you will need to attain the entry-level rank of General Purpose Hand. Often referred to as a Deckhand, the licence will allow you to embark on a maritime career across a wide range of vessels, such as ferries, Custom Patrol Boats, dive boats, tourist vessels, and trawlers.

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As a General Purpose Hand, you will form part of the general crew that reports to the Master to ensure the safety of the fellow crew, passengers and the Commercial vessel itself.

To work as a GPH it is imperative that you complete the Basic Safety Training that is a prerequisite for all Commercial crew members. The training for GPH will equip you with the basic seamanship skills required to obtain the licence. The training will cover aspects of seamanship such as Nautical Terminology, Vessel Safety Management Systems, Knots, Survival at Sea and Safe Work Guidelines amongst others.

Once you have completed the course you will be issued with a Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) MAR10313.

To register your interest in a deckhand Course, please use the online form. If you would like further information about this, or any of the M.A.S.T. courses, please call on 1300 302 123.

Units of competency

GPH (General Purpose Hand) Course Information

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

  1. MARB001 Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel
  2. MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  3. MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  4. MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
  5. MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft
  6. MARG001 Work effectively as part of a crew on a vessel up to 80 metres
  7. MARN001 Apply deckhand skills aboard a vessel
  8. MARO001 Perform basic lookout duties