Ocean seafarers have the opportunity to travel the world working on large international vessels such as passenger liners, tankers and bulk cargo carriers and offshore vessels in the oil and gas industry.
As your life evolves, your seafaring career can evolve with you with many onshore career opportunities also available. Our programs integrate professional short courses with training at sea so our students receive not only an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor degree but also an Australian Maritime Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Competency (CoC).
Our courses are also compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.
- Integrated Rating - general crew member assisting with cargo operations, berthing and un-berthing operations, engine and navigational watches. View further information on Coastal Seafaring.
- Deck Officer - primarily responsible for the safe navigational operation and management of an ocean-going vessel while at sea. See Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science).
- Marine Engineer - responsible for the safe operation of propulsion and state- of the-art marine machinery of an ocean going vessel. See Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering).
- Marine Electro-Technical Officer - is responsible for shipboard electrical electronic repair and maintenance, control systems, offshore engineering, marine electrical powering systems and advanced automation. See Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering).
Seafaring students must gain employment as a trainee marine deck or engineer officer with a shipping company in order to obtain the required qualifying sea service and complete on the job AMSA requirements. Employment may be sought either before or after Year 1 studies (also known as pre-sea training).
On completion of the relevant phases of study, you will be eligible to undertake the AMSA final examination. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for the relevant certificate of competency to serve on ships.
Pathway options can be tailored to your individual situation and enable you to convert your qualification into a formal degree. For example, you can now convert your Ship's Officer or Marine Engineering Officer qualification into a degree. Practical work experience may also give you credit towards your academic qualification.