TAFE NSW Newcastle Maritime, Launceston
In this unit, students will apply the concepts and principles underlying various methods of position fixing, passage planning, and evaluate the quality of position fixes. The unit further encompasses the study of different models of the shape of the earth, the understanding of nautical astronomy, using information to predict tidal heights and times and in-depth study of navigational errors and limitations of the ship's compass equipment. The unit also provides senior deck officers with theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to determine the optimal route for a voyage with respect to meteorological factors and the associated sea state. After completing this unit, students will be able to analyse navigational methods, forecast weather and sea conditions, and formulate reasoned questions concerning environmental and climatic issues.
It builds on the knowledge and proficiency attained in the units Marine Navigation and Weather watchkeeping of the second year of studies.
This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the Maritime Training Package MAR60213 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited), the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code.
|Unit name||Advanced Marine Navigation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Coordinator||Captain Anand Ravi|
|Teaching staff||Ian Gray|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|TAFE NSW Newcastle Maritime||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Manage safe navigation of the vessel by the interpretation and analysis of weather forecasts, tidal predictions, and oceanographic conditions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of offshore position fixing to ensure the safety of navigation
- Analyse navigational accuracies by discovering different types of error to ensure that the ship remains within predetermined acceptable safe limits to assist command decision-making.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the high latitude navigation and assess limitations to ensure the safety of navigation.
- Demonstrate understanding of differences of compasses and associated errors to ensure the safety of navigation.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesJND292 AND JND293
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 the semester
Students attending classes and students electing to study on the flexible mode will follow the same class timetable. 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
5 hrs / 1/ week / for 10 weeks
Total Hrs 50
Tutorial Duration / Frequency / Time tabling
2hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeksTotal Hrs 20
|Assessment||Term Test (20%)|Final examination (60%)|MyLO based Quiz (10%)|Presentation (10%)|
|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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