Starts 3rd feb, 6th April, 8th June


“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.
  • We have taskbooks. 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
  • 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 programmes 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.
  • You need to complete a self declaration of your medical condition on the 426 application. An eye-sight test is required (The eyesight test can be bulk billed)
  • Equipment is required including dividers, a drawing compass and parallel ruler. taskbooks
Course Locations
  • 14/121 Shute Harbour Rd Cannonvale, QUEENSLAND
  • also 7/10 Rees Street O’Connor 
  • 3 weeks minimum Face 2 Face
  • Book online with a $29 non refundable deposit (can be transferred once)
  • 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. On completion a certificate is issued.
  • The course is very practical with on water navigation exercises and attendance at a slipway and engineering workshop. 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 
  • There is an AMSA practical assessment conducted separately with a practical voyage in open waters and all the required drills. 
  • Grab a copy of Gandy’s Australian Boating manual and look through it in detail.
  1. Check sea time and licence requirements on the AMSA website
  2. Have a 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 study guide.
  6. We suggest getting the Australian Boating Manual by Dick Gandy abm
  7. Attend a full time face to face block course
  8. Ensure you have marine radio, long range for master < 24), First Aid and Shipboard Safety (additional charge)
  9. Complete an assignment or Assessment for each unit
  10. Complete the on water practical assessment
  11. Obtain an eye sight test from a Doctor or Optometrist
  12. Submit an application to AMSA via Post office for $149 fee.

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