17/01/2022, 09/05/2022, 15/08/2022 and 17/10/2022
This qualification is suitable for people working in entry-level positions in the maritime industry as a General Purpose Hand on deck or in the engine room of a vessel less than 80 metres within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or in the engine room only for a vessel with propulsion power less than 3000 kW.
Students will gain knowledge in assisting with routine maintenance on a vessel, Applying basic survival techniques including the use of survival craft, Minimising and fighting fires on a vessel, Work Health and Safety processes and procedures, Working as part of a crew on a vessel, Applying GPH skills on a vessel.
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:00pm, Thursday 7:00am - 4:00pm, Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
This course is delivered using a Blended delivery model:
- Approximately 6 hours online
- 3 days on campus
The online learning component must be completed prior to attending on campus. The on campus component is delivered concurrently with 0417ESS.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal).
The learner will be able to apply to AMSA for a Certificate of Competency (CoC) as a General Purpose Hand (GPH). This certification allows the holder to undertake the duties of a GPH to work:
- Under direct supervision of the person in charge of a vessel or its engines.
- On deck or in the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
- In the engine room only of vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.
Opportunities for Further Study
Recommended entry requirements
To gain the GPH CoC, an applicant must be at least 16 years of age and meet certain medical and eyesight requirements. More information can be found at: https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/domestic-qualifications/general-purpose-hand-near-coastal#40098
Limitations to entry
Learners must be medically fit and able to participate in the practical activities. This includes but is not limited to the following
- Swimming in water with and without a lifejacket,
- Extinguishing fires using hand held fire fighting appliances weighing up to 12kg,
- Paddling and moving around in a liferaft
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningStudents who already hold a marine qualification or have previously completed maritime studies should discuss the RPL process with a SEAMEC trainer prior to enrolment so as to assess eligibility requirements.
|MARN016 Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a commercial vessel|
|MARG012 Work as part of a crew on a commercial vessel|
|MARB053 Assist with routine maintenance on a commercial vessel|
|HLTAID011 Provide First Aid|
|MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment|
|MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel|
|MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements|
|MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft|