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RECREATIONAL SKIPPERS TICKET (RST) THEORY

Every skipper of a recreational vessel powered by a motor greater than 4.5 kilowatts (6 hp) is required to hold a Recreational Skippers Ticket. The RST is a certificate of competency, similar to a licence. Passing the RST means you have demonstrated the minimum knowledge and practical skills necessary to operate a boat safely on the water.

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RECREATIONAL SKIPPERS TICKET (RST) PRACTICAL

Every skipper of a recreational vessel powered by a motor greater than 4.5 kilowatts (6 hp) is required to hold a Recreational Skippers Ticket. The RST is a certificate of competency, similar to a licence. Passing the RST means you have demonstrated the minimum knowledge and practical skills necessary to operate a boat safely on the water.

The purple section of the RST Workbook edition 7.0, Pages 90 – 112, outlines the tasks that you will be assessed on.  The practical assessment includes the following tasks:

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MASTER 24 SHIP KNOWLEDGE

The Master 24 Ship Knowledge skill set is a five day course that is a prerequisite for the Master 24 qualification. This skill set focuses on the necessary skills required to sufficiently maintain a vessel to 24m in length and more specifically you will learn to:

•Plan and undertake basic deck maintenance.
•Clean and prepare the vessel for maintenance.
•Carry out maintenance of deck fittings, equipment and systems, underwater components and identify faulty components.
•Supervise crew undertaking maintenance.

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MASTER 24 SEAMANSHIP SKILLS

The Master 24 Seamanship Skills is an intensive five day course and is a mandatory skill set for the Master 24 qualification. You will learn how to:

•Ensure that your vessel maintains survey
•Apply regulations to vessel maintenance and maintain necessary records
•Successfully work with your crew to achieve your goals
•Ensure environmental standards are being met
•Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24m in a range of different conditions and in emergencies

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MASTER 24 NAVIGATION WATCH KEEPING

The Master 24 Navigation Watch Keeping skill set is an intensive five day course and is a mandatory skill set for the Master 24 qualification. You will learn how to:

•Maintain a bridge watch whilst anchored and at sea
•Respond to emergency situations
•Manage crew on watch
•Plan, navigate and execute a passage in a range of weather and tides
•Set up and use a wide range of wheelhouse equipment including radar, ECS, ECDIS, AIS, DGPS and GPS, sounders, and more
•Maintain navigational records

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MARINE RADIO

This two day skill set will provide you with the skills required to use a marine radio correctly. The Marine Radio skill set is a mandatory requirement for the Coxswains and Master 24 Licenses issued by AMSA and DOT and also results in the official Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP) License issued by ACMA.

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ELEMENTS OF SHIPBOARD SAFETY

This skill set forms a crucial part of all maritime qualifications offered from Coxswain Grade II, Coxswain, Master 24 and MED II. This three day course covers all of the important emergency procedures required to survive at sea if disaster strikes. Students must be able to swim 100m unaided to take part. The course is intensive, rigorous and physically demanding and students will learn how to:

•Swim short distances while fully clothed and wearing shoes without the aid of a life jacket

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COXSWAIN VESSEL OPERATIONS

This skill set is a fundamental component of both the Coxswain Grade II and Coxswain qualifications. This three day course covers all of the necessary points to safely operate and manoeuvre a vessel up to 12m in length following domestic regulations. This course is rigorous and students will learn to:

•Apply regulations, laws and codes of conduct required to operate a commercial vessel
•Handle and manoeuvre a vessel in varying conditions and emergencies
•Tow and be towed safely

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COXSWAIN ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE

This skill set is a fundamental component of both the Coxswain Grade II and Coxswain and MED II qualifications. This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to be aware of environmental issues associated with commercial vessel operations and ensure that we are doing our best to minimise any negative impact we might be having on the marine environment. This course covers:

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CERTIFICATE III IN MARITIME OPERATIONS (MASTER UP TO 24 METRES NEAR COASTAL)

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