General Purpose Hand Near Coastal
This qualification is suitable for people working in entry level positions in the maritime industry as a General Purpose Hand on deck or in the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or in the engine room only for a vessel with propulsion power up to 3000 kW.
This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a General Purpose Hand Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) and an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.
AMSA certification will require:
- achieving MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)
- HLTAID003 First Aid Certificate
- meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and
- assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA).
Classroom sessions –
In-class courses run 6 days a week including Saturdays with classes starting at 0800 and finishing at 1600. We do not move any quicker than any one group can work and while we have allocated course durations for all in-class courses, depending on the group, it may be completed sooner. It is your responsibility to complete your assignments once the course has finished should you not have time during the course to complete them all. If you cannot attend a scheduled session, you are required to advise us as soon as possible and arrange to catch up in your own time. As part of the maritime training package curriculum, each course holds a practical assessment component and students must attend our Brisbane Campus to complete this. In-class students will complete the mandatory practical assessment whilst at the college during the course. This course does include the ESS subjects.
Practicals can be completed offsite for Corporate Clients or groups of 8 or more, provided all the resources required have been audited and approved.