General Purpose Hand

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Qualification Description

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

8 core units


Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel


Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment


Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel


Meet work health and safety requirements


Survive at sea using survival craft


Work effectively as part of a crew on a vessel up to 80 metres


Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a vessel


Perform basic lookout duties

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