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North Regional TAFE’s Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics area encompasses qualifications in Aquaculture, Fishing Operations, Logistics and Warehousing, and Maritime Studies.

Our tropical aquaculture facility in Broome offers state of the art training to emerging aquaculturists and those with a keen interest in the marine ecosystem, with qualifications focusing on the cultivation and production of marine finfish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, and other commercially important and interesting species.


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
SFI10111 W982 Aquaculture Certificate I Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Aquaculture, aqua, fish farm assistant, cert 1 aqua, certificate 1 aqua, aquatic, nursery assistant, fish

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in aquaculture.

The Certificate I in Aquaculture represents the minimum requirements for an individual commencing a career as an aquaculturist. This course provides participants with an introduction into the aquaculture environment and some basic skills needed in this area of the seafood industry. It is an appropriate level for an individual undertaking work experience, or in a probationary period in employment.

This qualification is suitable for people working:

  • On aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
  • In hatcheries and nurseries
  • In live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
  • In pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals
  • For companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

SFI20111 W984 Aquaculture Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Aquaculture, aqua, cert 2 aqua, field hand, fish, fish farm assistant

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Certificate II in Aquaculture is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with a range of core and underpinning skills relevant to the aquaculture sector.

The course covers:

  • Aquaculture and animal handling
  • Team work and team management
  • Biology and ecology
  • Basic construction
  • Seafood handling

Throughout this course, students will work with a number of aquatic species while monitoring water chemistry, maintaining holding systems, providing feed and other associated activities. Students will undertake basic maintenance and repair work on live holding systems and gain skills in the growth and maintenance of live food for aquaculture.

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills to work as a field hand within the aquaculture sector.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

SFI30111 W986 Aquaculture Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Aquaculture, aqua, cert 3 aqua, field hand, fish, fish farm assistant, nursery assistant

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Certificate III in Aquaculture is suitable for participants who have an interest in the aquatic environment, and may be on a pathway to developing their own aquaculture business.

The course covers:

  • Aquaculture and animal handling
  • Team work and team management, including supervision
  • Biology and ecology
  • Basic construction
  • Disease and pest management
  • Hatchery operations
  • Water quality
  • Seafood handling

Throughout this course, students will work with a number of aquatic species while monitoring water chemistry, maintaining holding systems, providing feed and other associated activities. Students will further develop their construction skills for maintaining and repairing live holding systems and will produce and maintain live food for aquaculture. Participants will develop essential skills required to operate in an aquaculture hatchery while working in teams and supervising others undertaking tasks.

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills to work as an aquaculture technician, in live post-harvest holding facilities, in pet shops or other facilities with aquatic animals.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

SFI50111 W990 Aquaculture Diploma On the job/on location
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Broome Campus
Aquaculture, aeua, dip aqua, diploma aquaculture, hatchery manager, fish farm technician, operations manager

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Diploma of Aquaculture is suitable for those who already have experience in the aquaculture industry and wish to develop higher level managerial skills.

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Develop production plans
  • Design an aquaculture system
  • Investigate sustainable husbandry
  • Undertake risk management and disease mitigation for strategic development

Participants will learn about government regulations and restrictions, designing holding systems, developing policies and procedures, implementing new technologies, implementing effective controls and corrective actions, managing production systems, and sourcing external contractors.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

IAC98 Coxswain Engineering Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
coxswain, coxswain engineering, coxen, coxan, coxsan, coxswen, coxswain engineering skill set, maritime training

Learn the basics of marine engineering.

This Coxswain Engineering Skill Set is a mandatory requirement in the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 near Coastal) qualification. This skill set is an intensive three-day course introducing basic marine engineering.

During this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Operate and service small vessel propulsion systems including diesel and petrol engines, cooling systems and lubrication systems
  • Undertake pre-start checks, routine checks, fault finding, shutdown procedures
  • Operate and service auxiliary systems including steering systems, emergency steering, rudders, bilges systems, manifold systems and valves
  • Operate deck machinery, anchor windlass, winches
  • Maintain and service marine extra low and low voltage electrical systems
  • Carry out refuelling and fuel transfer operations.

This course will provide participants with the ability to maintain machinery, troubleshoot and identify potential problems, as well as service machinery according to manufacturers' schedules.

IAC99 Coxswain Navigation Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Coxswain Navigation Skill Set, coxswain navigation, coxswain nav, coxen nav, coxan nav, cox navigation, maritime training, maritime short course

The Coxswain Navigation Skill Set is an intensive and hands-on three-day course that forms part of the mandatory requirement of the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 near Coastal) qualification.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop and undertake a passage plan for your vessel in recognition of weather and tides
  • Interpret navigational charts and navigational hazards
  • Safely and accurately plot your position using a range of different navigation equipment
  • Apply navigation to coastal voyages

This course provides great skills for recreational and commercial vessel operators alike and is a must for anyone wanting to undertake a boating trip.

Books required: NAUTICALKN Nautical Knowledge (Coxswain): Student learning guide ABF521/SLG

IAC97 Coxswain Vessel Operations and Environmental Practice Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Coxswain Vessel Operations and Environmental Practice, coxswain vessel ops, coxswain enviro practice, coxswain training, coxsan training, coxen training, maritime short course

This Skill set is a fundamental component of both the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 near Coastal) and Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1) qualifications.

This course covers all of the necessary points to safely operate and manoeuvre a vessel 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
  • Secure a vessel and apply ropes and knots to different situations
  • Understand and maintain different propulsion systems and their application
  • Check the condition and seaworthiness of a vessel and identify engine faults
  • Refuel 

The final day of the course will consist of the Coxswain Environmental Practice Skill Set as applicable to the Coxswain Grade 2, Coxswain Grade 1 and MED II qualifications.

IAC96 Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
elements of shipboard safety, ESS, shipboard safety, ship safety, maritime training, maritime short course

The Elements of Shipboard Safety 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. The course is intensive, rigorous and physically demanding.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Swim short distances while fully clothed and wearing shoes without the aid of a life jacket
  • Launch a life raft, right an inverted life-raft, climb into the life raft and assist other survivors
  • Successfully use flares, EPRIBS and other emergency equipment
  • Follow evacuation procedures to abandon ship and use survival techniques such as HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Position)
  • Use correct fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire type such as oil fire, electrical fire or plastic fire
  • Understand and practice OS&H workplace procedures
IAA54 Load and Unload Goods/Cargo Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Logistics, road transport, transport industry, logistics industry

This skill set course is suitable for those in the transport and logistics industry, and in particular, those involved in road transport operations. 

This course covers: 

  • Chain of responsibility regulations 
  • Legislative requirements as stated under the National Transport Commission
  • Load Restraint Guide requirements
  • Load characteristics
  • Loading and unloading dangerous goods as per the Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  • Loading weights
  • Protection of load
  • Securing load with correct restraints
  • Completing documentation in accordance with workplace requirements
     
TLI21815 AWU3 Logistics Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed
On the job/on location
Part-time
Karratha Campus
Logistics, logistics clerk, warehouse, warehousing, boxes, productivity, planning, forklift, stevedoring

Logistics is essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia.

Logistics is all about assisting in the accurate planning and flow of materials and equipment to increase productivity in the sector. The Certificate II in Logistics provides participants with practical hands-on experience in the workplace.

Participants will gain skills in:

  • Industry relevant communication
  • Understanding workplace processes and procedures
  • Teamwork
  • Forward-thinking and problem solving

Upon successful completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the logistics industry, as well as a nationally recognised qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for suitable candidates.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

TLI32416 AZQ5 Logistics Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Part-time
Karratha Campus
Logistics, warehouse, fleet coordinator, team leader

Logistics is essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia.

The Certificate III in Logistics is suitable for those engaged in logistics operations within the Transport and Logistics Industry.

This course involves a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures within known time constraints. It may also include responsibility for coordinating the work of others.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

IAD01 Marine Engine Driver (MED 2) Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Marine engine driver, MED 2, marine engine, marine driver, maritime short course, maritime training

The Marine Enginer Driver (MED 2) Skill Set has been designed for experienced crew working towards their Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade II).

Participants will learn how to:

  • Service and maintain engines, auxiliary equipment and vessels to high standards and within regulations
  • Manage a range of engineering components and systems
  • Operate and maintain a range of electrical systems and equipment
  • Undertake and record routine checks on engine room items
IAA10 Marine Radio Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Maritime studies, marine radio, coxswain training, radio operations, radio maritime, maritime short course

Need to know how to use a marine radio?

This two-day skill set provides participants 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.

Participants will learn about:

  • VHF, HF, UHF radios
  • Different stations and radio frequencies required for communication
  • Operating procedures for routine, distress, urgency and safety communications
  • Marine DSC techniques and procedures, public correspondences, Seaphone and EPIRBs
  • Search and Rescue in Australia
  • Marine radio equipment basic trouble shooting and maintenance
MAR20318 BDU0 Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Broome Campus
Maritime, marine, fishing boat driver, fish, cert 2, maritime training

Are you ready to pursue at career at sea?

The Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Command a vessel less than 12m in length carrying passengers and has less than 500kw of power for an inboard engine (however outboards are unlimited)
  • Operate a vessel within waters designated by the Department of Transport (DOT)

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Nautical Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF521
  • Engineering Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF522
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Marine Radio Operators Handbook

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Coxswain AMPA

Upon completion of a maritime qualification, participants must complete an AMSA mandated practical assessment - Coxswain AMPA. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D - Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. For more information, please click here.

MAR10418 BDU3 Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal) Certificate I Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Broome Campus
Fishing boat driver, maritime, maritime ops, mari, coxswain, coxan, grade 2 coxswain, marine

Are you ready to pursue at career at sea?

The Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Command a vessel less than 12m in length that is not carrying passengers and has less than 100kw of power for an inboard engine (however outboards are unlimited).
  • Operate a vessel in sheltered waters or as a tender within 3m of a parent vessel or from an aquaculture lease.

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualifications, participants can complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Nautical Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF521
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Coxswain AMPA

Upon completion of a maritime qualification, participants must complete an AMSA mandated practical assessment - Coxswain AMPA. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D - Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. To find out more, click here.

MAR30818 BDV0 Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Broome Campus
Marine engine driver, maritime, marine, fishing, coxswain, coxan, coxin, cert 3, coxswain grade 1

Ready to progress your career at sea?

The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Act as Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power less than 750 kW within the EEZ
  • Act as Second Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power less than 1500 kW within the EEZ

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Marine Auxiliary Equipment & System Operations (MED2): SLG ABF632
  • Marine Diesel Engine Operation (MED2) SLG, ABF631
Coxswain AMPA

Upon completion of a maritime qualification, participants must complete an AMSA mandated practical assessment - Coxswain AMPA. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D - Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. For more information, please click here.

MAR30918 BDU4 Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Broome Campus
Maritime, marine, master, master 24, vessel master, 24 metres near coastal, cert 3 maritime

Ready to progress your career at sea?

The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Command a commercial vessel less than 24m in length in the EEZ
  • Act as a Chief Mate or deck watch keeper on vessels less than 35m long

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Australian Boating Manual
  • Coastal Navigation (Master 5) SLG, ABF532
  • Nautical Knowledge (Master 5) SLG, ABF531
  • Radar (Master 5) ABF534/SLG
  • Ship Knowledge (Master 5) SLG ABF533
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Marine Radio Operators Handbook
Coxswain AMPA

Upon completion of a maritime qualification, participants must complete an AMSA mandated practical assessment - Coxswain AMPA. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D - Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. For more information, please click here.

MAR40618 BDT9 Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal) Certificate IV Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Broome Campus
Maritime, marine, vessel master, vessel, ocean, cert 4 maritime, maritime ops

Ready to progress your career at sea?

The Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master Up To 35 Metres Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Master on commercial vessels up to 35 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Mate on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

  • Operations and Management of a Vessel
  • Vessel Maintenance and Technical Knowledge
  • Stability and Sea Worthiness
  • Navigation, Passage, Preparations
  • Industry Guidelines and Requirements
  • Confined Space
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety

Participants will require the following text:

  • Australian Boating Manual
Coxswain AMPA

Upon completion of a maritime qualification, participants must complete an AMSA mandated practical assessment - Coxswain AMPA. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D - Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. For more information, please click here.

IAD04 Master 24 Navigation Watchkeeping Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Master 24, master 24 navigation watch keeping, watch keeping, maritime short course, maritime simulator, BMSC training


The Master 24 Navigation Watch Keeping Skill Set is an intensive five-day course and is mandatory for the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres near Coastal) qualification.

Participants 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

Participants will work on a detailed scenario for a simulated vessel ‘Master Class’ and run the vessel through a scenario on our worldclass full mission, full bridge maritime simulator. This simulation is state of the art and we are confident that you will not find any better training for this skill set anywhere in Australia.

IAD36 Master 24 Seamanship Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Master 24 Seamanship Skill Set, master, boat master, maritime short course, marine short course, master 24

The Master 24 Seamanship Skill Set is an intensive five day course and is a mandatory skill set for the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) qualification.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Ensure that the vessel maintains survey
  • Apply regulations to vessel maintenance and maintain necessary records
  • Successfully work with crew to achieve goals
  • Ensure environmental standards are being met
  • Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres in a range of different conditions and in emergencies
  • Apply seamanship skills including using and maintaining ropes and wires, operating lifting gear, securing a vessel, checking the seaworthiness and stability of a vessel, securing stores and loads, and overseeing refuelling operations.
IAA86 Principles of Logistics Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Karratha Campus
Principles of logistics, logistics, warehousing, warehouse operations, logistic

Get a solid grasp on the basics of logistics and warehousing operations.

The Principles of Logistics Skill Set has been designed to provide participants with the fundamental standards of logistics and warehousing operations, in compliance with heavy vehicle transport legislation. 

This is the second of five intensive face to face sessions that contribute to the nationally recognised qualification, Certificate II in Warehousing Operations.

This course covers:

  • Workplace procedures for picking, packing and processing orders
  • Documentation and workplace records
  • Inspection of goods upon arrival
  • Unloading and storing stock
  • The chain of responsibility requirements in the heavy vehicle national law regulations
  • Load restraint
TLI21616 AZP9 Warehousing Operations Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Part-time
Karratha Campus
Warehousing, store person, freight handler, logistics, upskilling, warehouse, warehouse ops, packing, picking

The Logistics and Warehousing industry is essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia.

The Certificate II in Warehousing Operations provides participants with the practical skills and knowledge to receive and despatch goods, and pick and pack orders.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Participate in stock-takes
  • Handle dangerous goods
  • Operate a hand-pallet forklift
  • Undertake relevant computing activities
  • Provide good customer service
  • Undertake quality control procedures

Upon successful completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the warehousing industry, as well as a nationally recognised qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for suitable candidates.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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