On completion of this unit, a student will be able to handle large power-driven vessels safely on passage and in and out of port under normal and extreme conditions and in emergencies. The unit incorporates the study and understanding of a vessel's behaviour under varying circumstances and hydrodynamic influences. The student further undergoes training on an approved ship simulator in performing manoeuvres in terms of their appropriateness, effectiveness and limitations.
The unit will build upon the knowledge attained in Navigational Watch-keeping of the second year of study.
This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the current Maritime Training Package, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code.
|Unit name||Command Operations|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Seafaring and Maritime Operations|
|Coordinator||Captain Siriwardhana Hirimbure Gamage|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Interpret and analyse manoeuvring data.
- Relate the factors affecting control of the vessels under different operational conditions.
- Plan and execute a ship manoeuvre
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesJND280 AND JND281
Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated face to face learning and practical training in simulated ship environment towards the end of semester
Students attending classes and students electing to study on flexible mode will follow the same class time table. Total lecturing hours have not changed from the existing. Both categories of students will have access to the same resources through MyLo
Lectures Duration / Frequency / Time tabling
3.5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks
Total Hrs 35
Practicals Duration / Frequency / Time tabling
30 hrs delivered over last 3 weeks
|Assessment||Completion of Simulator work book (10%)|Final Examination (60%)|Group Presentation (10%)|Simulator practical Examination (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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