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Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
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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
     
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
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

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