Master up to 24 metres (Master Class 5) Course

MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Master up to 24 metres (Near Coastal) (previously Master Class 5) course by Maritime and Safety Training allows you the opportunity to command a Marine vessel not exceeding 24 metres in length, operating in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). You can also act as either Chief Mate or Deck Watch Keeper on a vessel that is less than 35 metres in size in the EEZ, giving you the valuable, real-world experience that you need to further your ability and succeed well into the future.

The NSW FITC MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) course is designed for people with relevant maritime experience - 80% of AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) sea time requirements. Please visit the following link: https://www. for more information on sea time.

AMSA sea time requirements along with an AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) final practical assessment (completed during the course by your trainer), Provide First Aid, Eyesight Certificate and Medical Self Declaration and a Marine Radio Operators licence (LROCP) will need to be met before AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) will issue your Master up to 24 metres NC Certificate of Competency.

PRE-ENROLMENT Requirements

Candidates are expected to have a certain level of skills and knowledge prior to enrolling in this course. Candidates are subject to an initial skills assessment upon course commencement and criteria for enrolment in this course is:

  • Must be at least 18 years old &
  • Hold a Coxswain Grade 1 NC COC or
  • Hold IYT Master of Yachts Limited or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or
  • Accrued at least 80% of the sea service (proof is required) & a phone interview with the trainer is required to verify your skill set, experience levels & ability to complete this course.

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This course is fee-free for most NSW residents. Contact us now for more information.

Cost: Approx cost $1,480.00 (for students eligible for NSW Smart and Skilled training subsidy for their first qualification) plus $125.00 for Marine Radio if required. The Marine Radio Course (LROCP) is conducted on 1st Saturday during the course.

Non subsidised fee is $2,205

AMPA fee: $395

AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) application fee $163 + $126 administration fee

Master up to 24 metres requirements

All students should acquire the book Admiralty NP5011 - "Symbols and Abbreviations"  and navigation equipment before the course start date.

These can all be bought at Boat Books Australia.

The Nav kit includes:

  • 400mm parallel ruler - captain fields pattern
  • 200mm Blundell harling single handed brass dividers with stainless points
  • 7 inch brass chart pencil compass

Face to Face students have the option to hire the instruments for $135 over the duration of the course and will be refunded in full upon their return in good order.

Online students should purchase the Nav Equipment as above and will be able to access the ebook Admiralty NP5011 "Symbols and Abbreviations" in the online learning portal.

Further Information

To achieve the MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) course you will have to pass the units of competency. These units cover health and safety management information, how to manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres near coastal waters, best practices for staying safe and secure at sea, seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres and more in NSW, VIC, QLD and all Australian states.

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Units of Competency

Full title: MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

  • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • MARB029 Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24m
  • MARB030 Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 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
  • 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 24m within near coastal waters
  • MARN009 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24m

To register your interest in one of our Commercial Maritime courses, please use the online form on the right. If you would like to get further information about these, or any M.A.S.T. courses, please call us on 1300 302 123.