The student completing this unit will be able to understand and be aware of the international
and national legal framework within which a shipmaster is expected to exercise
professional judgement in the commercial operation of a vessel. The unit covers the master’s rights, duties and obligations, at law and in practice towards the ship owners, charterers, port states, crew and other stakeholders as well as the obligations for the safety of the vessel, cargo, the environment and crew.
This unit meet the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the current Maritime Training Package, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table AII/2 of the STCW code.
|Unit name||Shipping Business and Law|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Seafaring and Maritime Operations|
|Coordinator||Captain Ian Moist|
|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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- Interpret the principal sources of national and international law in merchant shipping and examine how they relate to the operation and management of merchant vessels in the perspective of a ship’s master
- Operate the vessel as required by the legal, commercial, and operational characteristics of different markets of vessel employment and management
- Identify the terminology and economics of different types of insurance arrangements and complying with their requirements
- Apply the legal principles associated with pilotage, salvage, and towage
|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.
PrerequisitesJND288 Shipboard Operations II
Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated Face to Face learning 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
2.5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks
Total Hrs 25
|Assessment||Online Quiz (10%)|Final Examination (60%)|Assessment Task 1 (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
All essential learning material will be provided through MyLo and any additional learning and reference material will be announced through MyLo as necessary
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