Courses & Units

Maritime Environmental Awareness JVD224



The design of this unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Model Course 1.38 (Marine Environmental Awareness). The unit informs the participants of the complexity, diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be adversely impacted by maritime industry. This unit aims to create a general understanding of the importance of regulatory frameworks, the roles of major industry players and the need for compliance with IMO’s environmental protection Protocols and Conventions. The role of human element in protecting air and marine environments from pollution, through sound and sustainable shipping practices, is highlighted.
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 A-II/1 and AII/2 of the STCW Code.


Unit name Maritime Environmental Awareness
Unit code JVD224
Credit points 2.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Captain Darrel Silva
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online AMC MT Main Block 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online AMC MT Main Block 3 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
AMC MT Main Block 3 12/6/2023 9/11/2023 10/11/2023 12/11/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
AMC MT Main Block 1 30/1/2023 8/6/2023 9/6/2023 11/6/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the complexity and diversity of marine life and its functional significance
  • Recognize the impact of maritime industries on the environments
  • Identify the role of regulations, procedures and systems in protecting marine environments
  • Demonstrate environmental awareness and personal responsibility in preventing marine pollution
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031705 $207.00 $207.00 not applicable $593.40

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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

It is a fully online unit and there is no specific attendance requirement. All learning material is provided through MyLO. Students can complete this unit at their own pace and can contact the unit coordinator to clarify any doubts.

AssessmentFinal Exam (100%)
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All essential learning material is provided through MyLO  and any additional learning and reference material will be announced through MyLO as necessary.


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