The first phase provides students with a background to the maritime industry as well as essential safety study components mandated as perquisites for seagoing employment. The degree programme curricula are aligned with STCW 2010, with the Advanced Diplomas aligning with STCW Regulation II/1 and STCW Regulation III/1. The phase must be completed at our strategic campus. The degree programme is affiliated to Australian Maritime College – AMC, a specialist college of University of Tasmania.
Building on the background and safety components of Pre-sea phase, students undertaking sea service Phase, proceed to sea for a period of 24 months as Deck cadet. Whilst undertaking many routine and operational duties at sea, at the discretion of the ship’s officers, cadet will complete on-board study “Training and Guided Study (TAGS) / Distance Learning Programme (D.L.P.) consisting of project work, correspondence material and Record Book. This study is designed to lead cadet through the various aspects of a Deck Watch Keeper (IInd Mate).
On completion of the on-board study phase, cadets enrol in and complete the Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science (IInd Mates), to be conducted at Launceston Campus, of Australian Maritime College, of University of Tasmania, Australia. Study includes consolidation of many practical and safety related components as well as an elective stream in a specific industry sector.
During this phase, candidates will gain sea services as 3rd / 2nd officer in charge of a navigational watch in order to satisfy eligibility requirements for the Chief Mates Certificate of Competency.
In the final phase of the Degree students undertake studies appropriate to ship management duties. This includes administration and organization, business and law, ship handling, Ship Master nautical knowledge and command navigation (simulation). The Bachelor Degree aligning with STCW Regulation II/2 and STCW Regulation III/2 and approved by Australian Maritime and Safety Authority – AMSA, Australian Government. On completion of this study, students would complete their academic programme.
Students will be encouraged to continue their off-the-job studies at this point for further 6 months in order to complete the academic components of Ship Master Programme.
Students will gain sea service as 2nd / Chief Deck Officer in charge of a navigational watch in order to satisfy eligibility requirements for the Masters Certificate of Competency.
After the necessary sea service with Chief Mate’s Certificate of Competency, students will undertake Ship Masters orals.