Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) (22Q)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3.5 Years, up to a maximum of 8 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
AMC MT Main Block 1

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3.5 Years, up to a maximum of 8 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
AMC MT Main Block 1
This program of study is provided for students who intend to embark on a career in the maritime industry as navigating (Deck) Officers and Masters on commercial vessels. It provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and operate vessels.

Course content includes navigation and vessel handling, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation and shipboard safety. The program is designed to integrate with professional short courses and training at sea so that successful students will not only obtain an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree but also a Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The program is fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

Course Coordinator: Neil Pereira
Email contact: N.Pereira@utas.edu.au

Year 1 - Pre Sea Deck

Year 2 - Watchkeeper Deck

Phase 1: Pre-Sea Deck One Semester at AMC plus mandatory short courses. Phase 2: At sea Shipboard Operational Experience (TAGS). Phase 3: Deck Watch Keeper One Year at AMC plus mandatory short courses.

  • 1 Plan and conduct ship navigation and facilitate cargo handling and storage using nautical concepts and principles to ensure ship safety.
  • 2 Assess nautical problems in standard-operational and emergency scenarios by analysing and interpreting a range of data sources to meet stakeholder requirements.
  • 3 Support the safe operation of a ship, and care for its people by using management theories and leadership skills required as a deck officer.
  • 4 Demonstrate Professional stewardship through the use of ethical codes and regulatory frameworks to maintain the safety of persons and the protection of the environment.
  • Sea-time is a built-in phase of your AMC seafaring qualification. Work-based training is a work integrated learning opportunity linking academic learning with its practical application in the workplace. Students are required to complete the following units during their qualifying sea-time: JVD219 Shipboard Operational Experience (Deck) 1, JVD220 Shipboard Operational Experience (Deck) 11 and JVD229 Shipboard Management Experience (Deck) 1.

    Seafaring students must gain employment as a trainee marine deck or engineer officer with a shipping company in order to obtain the required qualifying sea service and complete on the job AMSA requirements. Employment may be sought either before or after Year 1 studies (also known as pre-sea training).

    On completion of the relevant phases of study, you will be eligible to undertake the AMSA final examination. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for the relevant certificate of competency to serve on ships.

    Career outcomes

    The Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified deck officer. This degree provides additional knowledge and skills that will be of benefit to students seeking a career ashore. The degree will also equip professional deck officers with the additional knowledge and skills that they are likely to require to take up senior shore-based professional positions such as:

    • Senior position in a shipyard
    • Fleet manager in a shipping company
    • Crew manager / shipping agent
    • Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
    • Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies supplying maritime equipment
    • Surveyor in a Classification Society
    • Marine Surveyor with a Port State Control authority such as AMSA
    • Work in Marine insurance companies
    • Mediators / Arbitrators
    • Maritime Education and Training, research and teaching positions

    The Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for eligibility towards the following Certificates of Competency: Watchkeeper Deck, Mate/Master Less than 500GT.

    Course structure

    The Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) requires the completion of 200 credit points as follows:

    Year 1 (Pre Sea – Deck) - 56.25 credit points.  Comprisies core units (31.25 credit points), short course units (25 credit points) and At Sea units totalling (12.5 credit points).

    Year 2 (Watchkeeper (Deck), Mate/Master <500GT and Yachts - 131.25 credit points.  Comprises core units (93.75 credit points) and short course units (37.5 credit points).

    Alternative Entry points

    A number of defined entry pathways are available into this course. These pathways recognise that students may be commencing the course with existing experience and/or qualifications or intending to apply for specific professional licences or Certificates of Competency. Students entring the course via alternative pathway entry points should contact a Student Adviser via U.Connect@utas.edu.au for individual enrolment advice.

    When Does My Course Start?

    Launceston (On-campus)

    Intake 1 (AMC MT Main Block 1)

    • Admission closing date:  3 February 2023
    • Short course induction:  tba
    • Short course commencement:  tba
    • Orientation week:  13-17 February 2023
    • Semester 1 commences:  Monday 20 February 2023

    Intake 2 (AMC MT Main Block 3)

    • Admission closing date:  16 June 2023
    • Short course induction:  tba
    • Short course commencement:  tba
    • Orientation week:  3-7 July 2023
    • Semester 2 commences:  Monday 10 July 2023

    On completion of this unit, the student will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to undertake shipboard navigational watch-keeping tasks on a commercial vessel as a trainee deck officer under the supervision of a Deck Officer. Particular emphasis is placed…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the skills, knowledge, and attributes to undertake shipboard operations relevant to a trainee deck officer as required by the STCW Convention under the supervision of a Deck or Engineer Officer or Chief…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The aim of the unit is to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively between ship and/or shore stations using the protocols laid down in the International Code of Signals (known as INTERCO), primarily using visual…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge to provide elementary first aid on board ship.…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to apply fire prevention and fire fighting techniques on-board ships.…

    Credit Points: 3.8

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures onboard so they adjust to the shipboard environment and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances.Equivalent to MARF006 Observe personal safety…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.Equivalent to MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment.…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit learners will have the skills and knowledge required to perform ship security related duties as required under the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).…

    Credit Points: 1.2

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit involves knowledge and skill development that will allow you to follow and apply any established practises concerning confined spaces on board vessels. The primary focus of the unit is to understand the regulatory framework to undertake this work…

    Credit Points: 1.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This short course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use control measures to maintain the watertight and structural integrity and participate in practical exercise in the application and use of correct techniques to reduce water…

    Credit Points: 1.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On Completion of this units students should have the skills and knowledge to use the ships long range radio equipment and have an understanding to perform simple maintenance routines to keep the equipment in good state of repair. Understand the…

    Credit Points: 3.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In the shipping industry in particular, the liquefied gas tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of gas carriers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for…

    Credit Points: 3

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In the shipping industry in particular, the tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of tankers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation…

    Credit Points: 3.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The following units (sometimes referred to as "Task and Guided Study" or "TAGS" units) are undertaken by students during their qualifying sea service. To be enrolled in and complete these units students must contact the AMC at AMC.TAGS@utas.edu.au prior to departure.

    This is an on-board study program approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). It is a guided study program and has been structured in a way that enables the candidates to perform and familiarise themselves with on board tasks…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This is an onboard study program approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). It has been structured in a way that enables the candidate to perform and familiarise themselves with routine shipboard emergency, navigational and operational tasks. This training…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will provide students with the theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of Marine Electronic Navigation equipment to enable the equipment to be used to the best advantage with full understanding of the capabilities and limitations.This unit builds on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit integrates Watchkeeping theory and practical application and problem-solving exercises involving the use of the Integrated Marine Simulator. Students will also develop skills and knowledge to carry out watchkeeping procedures, respond to potential collision and emergency situations, IALA Buoyage…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit a student will be able to properly plan, load, carry and deliver various types of cargoes including cargoes of hazardous and perishable nature. The unit discusses the industry practices and procedures appropriate to the type…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate a comprehension of the principles relating to ships stability and seaworthiness and be able to calculate statical stability of a ship while acknowledging…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills required to monitor the seaworthiness of the vessel, application of vessels construction principles, coordinate the vessel's planned maintenance system ensuring the vessel's watertight integrity is maintained and gain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide candidates with the skills & knowledge required to apply algebraic & trigonometric techniques, as well as basic principles of physics, to calculations & problems involved in other modules.…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the skills, knowledge and good understanding of navigational charts and relevant publications including information sources regarding the principles of passage planning. Students will acquire the skills to plan and conduct a safe…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to use meteorological instruments as a Deck Watch keeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and record the weather and…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On successful completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to set up and use bridge equipment as a Deck watchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and analyse…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take command, organise and train fire parties and control fire fighting operations. The student will have acquired knowledge of fire prevention and an ability to inspect and service fire…

    Credit Points: 3.85

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.…

    Credit Points: 4.8

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The design of this unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Model Course 1.38 (Marine Environmental Awareness). The unit informs the participants of the complexity, diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership and teamwork appropriate to the operational level on board a ship [as specified in STCW table-II/1, Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on…

    Credit Points: 3.75

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to react appropriately in an emergency situation, where a casualty has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill, and to use those items of first aid equipment found in…

    Credit Points: 3.85

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Learn underpinning theoretical knowledge of GMDSS and achieve its practical competency requirement as set out by IMO and AMSA syllabi and model courses.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit a student will be able to use an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) to maintain safety of navigation. ECDIS is a computer-based navigation information system that complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Completion of Non-AMC/ AMSA approved Pre-Sea Deck training or Holding Certificate of Proficiency as Integrated Rating or Completion of 36 m sea time, or holding any of the following qualifications:- Unrestricted Master Class 5- Unrestricted Master <24m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)- Unrestricted Master Class 4- Unrestricted Master <35m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)- Or any equivalent qualification to aboveOrHolding alternate AMSA domestic qualifications as per Marine Order 71 and 74

    The aim of the unit is to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively between ship and/or shore stations using the protocols laid down in the International Code of Signals (known as INTERCO), primarily using visual…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge to provide elementary first aid on board ship.…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to apply fire prevention and fire fighting techniques on-board ships.…

    Credit Points: 3.8

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures onboard so they adjust to the shipboard environment and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances.Equivalent to MARF006 Observe personal safety…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.Equivalent to MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment.…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit learners will have the skills and knowledge required to perform ship security related duties as required under the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).…

    Credit Points: 1.2

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit involves knowledge and skill development that will allow you to follow and apply any established practises concerning confined spaces on board vessels. The primary focus of the unit is to understand the regulatory framework to undertake this work…

    Credit Points: 1.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This short course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use control measures to maintain the watertight and structural integrity and participate in practical exercise in the application and use of correct techniques to reduce water…

    Credit Points: 1.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On Completion of this units students should have the skills and knowledge to use the ships long range radio equipment and have an understanding to perform simple maintenance routines to keep the equipment in good state of repair. Understand the…

    Credit Points: 3.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In the shipping industry in particular, the liquefied gas tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of gas carriers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for…

    Credit Points: 3

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In the shipping industry in particular, the tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of tankers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation…

    Credit Points: 3.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The following units (sometimes referred to as "Task and Guided Study" or "TAGS" units) are undertaken by students during their qualifying sea service. To be enrolled in and complete these units students must contact the AMC at AMC.TAGS@utas.edu.au prior to departure

    This is an on-board study program approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). It is a guided study program and has been structured in a way that enables the candidates to perform and familiarise themselves with on board tasks…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This is an onboard study program approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). It has been structured in a way that enables the candidate to perform and familiarise themselves with routine shipboard emergency, navigational and operational tasks. This training…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will provide students with the theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of Marine Electronic Navigation equipment to enable the equipment to be used to the best advantage with full understanding of the capabilities and limitations.This unit builds on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit integrates Watchkeeping theory and practical application and problem-solving exercises involving the use of the Integrated Marine Simulator. Students will also develop skills and knowledge to carry out watchkeeping procedures, respond to potential collision and emergency situations, IALA Buoyage…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit a student will be able to properly plan, load, carry and deliver various types of cargoes including cargoes of hazardous and perishable nature. The unit discusses the industry practices and procedures appropriate to the type…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate a comprehension of the principles relating to ships stability and seaworthiness and be able to calculate statical stability of a ship while acknowledging…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills required to monitor the seaworthiness of the vessel, application of vessels construction principles, coordinate the vessel's planned maintenance system ensuring the vessel's watertight integrity is maintained and gain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide candidates with the skills & knowledge required to apply algebraic & trigonometric techniques, as well as basic principles of physics, to calculations & problems involved in other modules.…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the skills, knowledge and good understanding of navigational charts and relevant publications including information sources regarding the principles of passage planning. Students will acquire the skills to plan and conduct a safe…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to use meteorological instruments as a Deck Watch keeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and record the weather and…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On successful completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to set up and use bridge equipment as a Deck watchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and analyse…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take command, organise and train fire parties and control fire fighting operations. The student will have acquired knowledge of fire prevention and an ability to inspect and service fire…

    Credit Points: 3.85

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.…

    Credit Points: 4.8

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The design of this unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Model Course 1.38 (Marine Environmental Awareness). The unit informs the participants of the complexity, diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership and teamwork appropriate to the operational level on board a ship [as specified in STCW table-II/1, Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on…

    Credit Points: 3.75

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to react appropriately in an emergency situation, where a casualty has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill, and to use those items of first aid equipment found in…

    Credit Points: 3.85

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Learn underpinning theoretical knowledge of GMDSS and achieve its practical competency requirement as set out by IMO and AMSA syllabi and model courses.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    On completion of this unit a student will be able to use an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) to maintain safety of navigation. ECDIS is a computer-based navigation information system that complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Students may wish to complete some of the following units in order to qualify for a specific Australian Maritime Safety Authority Certificate of Competency (AMSA CoC) and/or professional endorsement.However, these units are excess to the requirements for the award of the Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science)

    This unit provides training at an advanced level to ships officers on chemical tankers who have immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo.This unit meets the learning outcomes of A-V/1-1 paragraph 3 and…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required advanced knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation of a Liquefied Gas tanker by understanding the hazards and taking precautions to prevent them.This unit meets the…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides training at an advanced level to ships officers on board oil tankers who have immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo.This unit meets the learning outcomes of A-V/1-1 paragraph 2…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to react appropriately in an emergency situation, where a casualty has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill, and to use those items of first aid equipment found in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
    LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    (Year 1 Entry)

    Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (Year 12)

    Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be 60.

    OR

    A Certificate IV in VET/TAFE study is accepted.

    OR

    Applicants with previous higher education study –

    • Completed UTAS University Preparation Program or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university, OR
    • Completed course at Diploma level at any Australian higher education provider (or equivalent overseas qualification), OR
    • Partially completed a course at Associate Degree level at any Australian higher education provider (or have partially completed an equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.

    AND

    The following Tasmanian senior secondary subjects (or equivalent) are required:

    • General Mathematics (MTG315115); and
    • Chemistry (CHM415115) or Physics (PHY415115) or Physical Sciences (PSC315109)

    Applications on the basis of work or life experience

    This course does not accept applications based on work or life experience.

    Alternate Pathway 1 (Year 2 Entry)

    Completion of AMSA approved Pre-Sea Deck training

    • evidence of minimum of 6 months sea- time on vessels greater than or equal to 500 GT on company letterhead

    AND

    • evidence of completion of an AMSA approved monitored on board training program. (Task and Guided Study  workbooks)

    OR

    Completion of approved Pre-Sea Deck training (Year 2 Entry)

    • evidence of 24 months sea- time on vessels greater than or equal to 500 GT on company letterhead   AND
    • evidence of completion of AMSA approved monitored on board training program. (Task and Guided Study workbooks)

    OR

    Holding a Certificate of Proficiency as Integrated Rating (Year 2 Entry)

    • completion of 24 m sea- time as per Marine Order 71

    AND

    • completion of an AMSA approved monitored on board training program for Integrated Rating. (Task and Guided Study workbooks)

    OR

    Completion of 36 months sea-Time as per Marine Order 71 (Year 2 Entry)

    OR

    Holding any of the following qualifications (Year 2 Entry)

    • Unrestricted Master Class 5
    • Unrestricted Master <24m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)
    • Unrestricted Master Class 4
    • Unrestricted Master <35m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)
    • Or an equivalent qualification to above

    OR

    Holders with alternate AMSA Qualifications (Year 2 Entry)

    Holders with Alternate AMSA Domestic Qualifications as per Mo 71 and 74. All applicants to alternative entry points and pathways will be reviewed by admissions on an individual basis.

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 5.5, with no individual band less than 5.0, or a PTE Academic score of 43, with no score lower than 36 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    We anticipate the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2022 will be 60.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

    • Mathematics General (MTG315115) or equivalent, and
    • Physical Sciences (PSC315109) or equivalent (equivalency includes CHM415115 Chemistry OR PHY415115 Physics)

    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    A range of admission pathways are available to students with relevant prior studies in nautical science. These are outlined in the “Alternative entry pathways” section on this page.

    Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this university or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional learning body) may be credited towards the degree provided that the College may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in the Student Participation and Attainment Ordinance.

    Students who have completed AdvDipAppSci(NS) can articulate to the BAppSc(NS) degree program offered by AMC with full credit.

    The following additional AMSA pathways are now also offered within the 22Q Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) / 23Q Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science).

    AMSA Pathway Entry Requirement* Marine Order
    DWK <3000 GT (Yachts) As per WKD (see entry requirements above) 74
    Chief Mate <3000 GT (Yachts) As per WKD with complete WKD - Y studies (see entry requirements above) 74
    Master <500 GT (Yachts) WKD <300 GT CoC 74
    Master <3000 GT (Yachts) Master <500GT CoC 74
    DWK <500 GT As per WKD (see entry requirements above) 71
    Master <24m FG As per MM <500 GT 71

    *A letter from AMSA confirming completion of the equivalent prior learning may also be accepted.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.

    International students

    The Seafaring courses offered by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) have unique requirements. An indicative total course cost is provided within an Enrolment and Fee Schedule for each entry pathway below. Each Schedule is intended as a guide only for prospective students based on current conditions and available data. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted. Students who are offered a place to study at the University of Tasmania will have their fees indicated within their Letter of Offer.

    2023 Enrolment and Fee Schedules by Pathway and Intake

    Note: AMC MT Main Block 1 = February Intake | AMC MT Main Block 3 = June Intake


    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Additional costs

    Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Fees (not included in tuition fees)

    Sea time Assessment / Oral Examination / Optional Short Courses / Sea Safety Certificate.
    Find out more at the AMSA website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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