Courses & Units

Maritime Safety JND503



This unit is a specialist unit for the Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Masters of Applied Science (Specialisation) Courses. It delivers a detailed knowledge of maritime safety and related Australian regulatory regime, application of international conventions, codes and recommendations, together with their impact on the maritime sector.


Unit name Maritime Safety
Unit code JND503
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Doctor Reza Emad
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the main elements of a generic safety assessment in the maritime space.
  • Describe the structure and functions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the context of maritime safety.
  • Evaluate the purpose and function of the major IMO legal instruments in terms of the regulating of maritime safety.
  • Analyse the role of the IMO and its members in the adaptation of its major legal instruments.
  • Evaluate the role of Australian and other maritime administrations in regulating maritime safety and implementing relevant international instruments.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
099999 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,493.00

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AssessmentAssessment Task 1-Report on the work of IMO (20%)|Assessment task 2-Maritime Accident Analysis (30%)|Assessment Task 3-Report and Presentation of a Safety Plan (50%)
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