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On completion of this unit, the student will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to undertake shipboard navigational, watchkeeping and marine communication tasks as a trainee deck officer under the supervision of a Deck Officer. Particular emphasis is placed on the watchkeeping standards of the STCW Convention. This unit is delivered via classroom theory, tutorials, web-based learning and practical work in a simulated shipboard environment.

Summary 2021

Unit name Fundamentals of Marine Navigation
Unit code JND150
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations

Ian Moist

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Lecture, Tutorials and Practicals


A combination of group work assignments and written examinations.

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