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Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45m Near Coastal) - MAR40320

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Course Name Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45m Near Coastal)
Course Code MAR40320
Location Newnham Campus, Launceston
Duration 4 weeks on campus or blended, 8 weeks online and 2.5 weeks on campus
Course Fees
  • AMC Tuition Fees: $3500.00*
  • AMC Certificate of Competency Administration Fee: $125.00
Intake 1

On Campus Only: 28 May - 27 June 2024

AMSA Oral Examinations: 28 June - 5 July 2024

Subject to AMSA availability

Intake 2

Online: 9 September - 1 November 2024

On Campus: 5 - 18 November 2024

AMSA Oral Examinations: 19 - 22 November 2024

Subject to AMSA availability

Intake 3

Online: 30 September - 22 November 2024

On Campus: 25 November - 6 December 2024

AMSA Oral Examinations: 9 - 13 December 2024

Subject to AMSA availability

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About the course

Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45m Near Coastal) is suitable for those seeking employment as
Master of a commercial vessel up to 45 metres in length, within the EEZ. This course provides the required training
component to qualify for a Master up to 45m Near Coastal Certificate of Competency (subject to assessment and seatime requirements by AMSA).

This course is designed for students who already hold Master up to 24 metres near coastal and/or Master 24 Certificate of Competency

This course includes: -

  • Practice maneuvering, berthing and short round turns
  • Conduct navigation watches
  • Navigate within proximity of hazards
  • Experience shipboard life and what it involves

Course options are: -

  • All training on campus, 4 weeks; or
  • Blending training including 8 weeks online and 2.5 weeks on campus

Licensing/Regulatory Information

For further information regarding Certification of Competency, please refer to the AMSA Website

Entry requirements

There are no specific qualification entry requirements however each student is required to undertake a prescribed learning, literacy and numeracy assessment before they are granted entry to the course.

Students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with AMSA Certificate of Competency requirements: AMSA Website

Career opportunities

This certificate meets part of the requirements of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Certificate of Competency, allowing the holder to act in the following capacities:

  • Master up to 45 metres within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone
  • Mate up to 100 metres within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone

Further information can be obtained from AMSA's website regarding sea time, medical, first aid and marine radio requirements necessary to gain a Certificate of Competency upon completion of this training program.


Launceston courses will be delivered at AMC's Newnham Campus on a full-time basis - Newnham Campus, Launceston (PDF 698.2KB). Some practical aspects of the training will be undertaken at the Beauty Point campus (bus transfers will be provided free of charge).


On-campus accommodation is available, for further information please visit the UTAS Accommodation website.

How to apply

Please visit the Enrolment information page to apply.

Need further information?

Please complete the Online Enquiry Form and the most appropriate person will respond to you directly.

Contact details

RTO Administration
Australian Maritime College
Locked Bay 1397
Launceston Tasmania 7250
T: +61 3 6324 9404

* AMC Tuition Fees do not include AMSA Certificate of Competency Administration Fee

^ Dates may vary depending on units undertaken. AMC reserves the right to reschedule or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolments

Unique Student Identifier (USI)
As of 1 January 2015 students undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a USI.
To apply, please visit: Unique Student Identifier. You will be asked to provide your USI upon enrolment.