Next course WA 10th June 0r 12th August QLD July

 “What do I need for a Master 24 Metres?”


  •  Start on the workbook straight away. Then come to the block course
  • It was called a Master 5 and still allows you to skipper vesels to 24 metres
  • . You need 120 days seatime with a taskbook on vessels greater than 7.5m long or 600 days without, and thats 50% commercial. Up to half can be recreational over 5 metres.
  • Taskbook is the best option. We have the latest 2018 editions just released by AMSA. They are $30 and allow a significant reduction in time but require dedication and planning to complete. They are used to record your onboard completion of jobs to the correct standard. Master 24 Guidance Notes
  • You can complete theory course before finishing your taskbook. Check this out Taskbook guide

Pre requisites

  • Your short on time so the course is compact with busy days = less time away from work.
  • Shipboard Safety, First Aid and Long Range Radio are required before obtaining your licence. Because some students already have these, they are extra cost. We offer them every month, so check out the other course pages. Shipboard Safety is required for the course.
  • We do a language, literacy and numeracy assessment at enrollment. Its a Government requirement to check if you need assistance. We have the ‘See programme” to assist if needed
  • If not doing a task book a full sea time assessment is completed on enrollment to assess current experience and abilities.
  • Check your medical condition as a medical statement and eyesight examination are required (The eyesight test can be bulk billed)  self-declaration-medical eye-sight-test-certificate 
  • Equipment is required including a 252 chart, dividers, parrallel ruler and chart work equipment. taskbooks


  • Held at 14/121 Shute Harbour Rd Cannonvale & Henderson Perth
  • 3-4 weeks Face 2 Face
  • Book online with a $99 non refundable deposit (can be transferred once)
  • QLD Funded Course cost: $1398 with funding* Full payment required on commencement.
  • There are payment plans available.
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee funding from the Queensland State Government may be available:  Let us know if you have previously completed a Cert 3 course or are enrolled in one. We apply for this funding for this course. [There is one price for all students at present until 2018.]
  • There’s an assignment or exam for each subject. Look at the list of subjects as each student is required to keep track of their own studies and progress.
  • A lot of research and study is required from each student before attending the block course as this is a time to consolidate knowledge already being gained and work as a team to close any gaps in skills and knowledge.
  • The course is very practical with our on water navigation exercises and attendance at a slipway and engineering workshop
  •  On the last Friday we complete an on water practical voyage around several islands completing a night return and all the required drills. If during the course you are assessed as not having the required skills or knowledge you may need to go back to employment or commit to further study. There is no guarantee of being deemed competent or receiving a certificate after 
  • Grab a copy of Gandy’s Australian Boating manual and look through it in detail.


  1. Check sea time and licence requirements in the guidance notes
  2. Have a phone interview. Complete a sea time assessment and language literacy assessment.
  3. Get a taskbook from us if necessary.
  4. Enroll and pay the deposit or work out a payment plan
  5. Get the login and password
  6. Get the study guide.
  7. We suggest getting the Australian Boating Manual by Dick Gandy abm
  8. Attend a full time face to face block course
  9. Ensure you have marine radio, long range for master < 24), First Aid and Shipboard Safety (additional charge)
  10. Complete an assignment or Assessment for each unit
  11. Complete the on water practical assessment
  12. Obtain an eye sight test from a Doctor or Optometrist and complete the medical declaration eye-sight-test-certificate self-declaration-medical
  13. Submit an application to AMSA via Post office for $149 fee.





BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
MARB004 Perform routine maintenance on a vessel up to 24 metres
MARB005 Slip or dock a vessel and maintain hull on a vessel up to 80 metres
MARF001 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF004 Meet work health and safety requirements
MARF005 Survive at sea using survival craft
MARH003 Manage and maintain a navigational watch on board vessels up to 80 metres
MARH004 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 80 metres
MARH005 Use wheelhouse equipment for safe navigation
MARI002 Observe regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres
MARJ002 Monitor environmental management on a vessel
MARK002 Manoeuvre a vessel up to 24 metres within near coastal waters
MARN003 Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

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