Page last updated  7 October 2014 0813hrs 

We will soon offer ONLINE courses as well as CLASSROOM courses or you can do a mixture of both.

Call us 4772 1069 for more information.
    
Click on a course name (in the table below) for the AMSA GUIDANCE NOTES 

QUALIFYING SEA SERVICE

TASKBOOK

CLASSROOM COURSES September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
ELEMENTS OF SHIPBOARD SAFETY TBA TBA TBA
MARINE RADIO 16 & 17 Oct 20 & 21 Nov 11 & 12 Dec
GENERAL PURPOSE HAND TBA
COXSWAIN GRADE 1 TBA
COXSWAIN GRADE 2 TBA
MASTER UP TO 24mtrs  1 Sept to  10 Oct
MED 3 TBA
ONLINE COURSES - enrol at any time
 

COURSES

ELEMENTS OF SHIPBOARD SAFETY  

This course can NOT be done online/remotely.  Classroom attendance is compulsory.

No wetsuits or rashies are allowed to be worn for the water component.

2 day course

Course fee:  $450.00
Admin fee:     $35

 

MARINE RADIO

ENROLMENT FORM

2 day course

Course fee:  $349.00
Admin fee:  $35

 

Course Fee includes:
Marine Radio Operators Handbook
MROCP Licence & Exam

To enrol & pay:  Call us direct 4772 1069 or email us for an enrollment form shop@thenavigationcentre.com.au

Please allow two weeks for your exam results to be sent to you.  The exams are marked in Launceston, Tasmania.  The exams are NOT marked at The Navigation Centre and NO, there is NO way of getting your results sooner.

 

MED 3

2 week course in the classroom

OR


Up to 12 months to complete online with approx three to four days of classroom time to complete exams and practical
 

 

COXSWAIN GRADE 1

4 week course in the classroom

OR

Up to 12 months to complete online with approx one week of classroom time to complete exams and practical
 

COXSWAIN GRADE 2

3 week course in the classroom

OR

Up to 12 months to complete online with approx two days of classroom time to complete exams and practical

MASTER up to 24 mtrs (NC)

 

6 week course in the classroom

OR

Up to 12 months to complete online with approx one week of classroom time to complete exams and practical

 

COURSE HOURS

0830hrs to 1630hrs

Monday to Friday (As a general rule we do not run courses on public holidays unless there are special circumstances)

CLASSROOM LOCATION

9 Railway Avenue, Railway Estate, Townsville.
(Next to the Caltex Service Station)

 CLICK HERE  for a map to our classroom

ENROL

Call us direct on 07 4772 1069 or email us shop@thenavigationcentre.com.au

WE DO PROVIDE

Our classroom is equipped with a fridge & freezer, microwave, cutlery, tea/coffee cups, coffee, sugar & milk.  For courses we provide, hearing protection, high visibility vests, hard hats, life raft and life jackets.

FREE WiFi in our classroom, so please feel free to bring your laptop/tablet.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE

Cold drinks, meals, snacks, sunscreen, sun hats, sun glasses, towels, covered clothing for engine room/slipway visits, safety boots or navigation equipment.

 

WHAT TO BRING
For all courses you will need to bring PEN, PENCIL, ERASER, RULER and CALCULATOR

Coxswain Grade 1

Parallel ruler, compass/divider set, calculator and your Workplace Based Taskbook if you have one.  Australian Navigation Chart
AUS 252.  Australian Boating Manual by Dick Gandy (current edition)

FREE WiFi in our classroom, so please feel free to bring your laptop/tablet.

Master up to 24mtrs & Master up to 35mtrs

Steel capped boots.  Parallel ruler, compass/divider set, calculator,  Australian Boating Manual by Dick Gandy (current edition) and your Workplace Based Taskbook if you have one.  Australian Navigation Charts AUS 252 and AUS 811

FREE WiFi in our classroom, so please feel free to bring your laptop/tablet.

MED 1, 2 & 3

Steel capped boots, long sleeve shirt, long pants (for engine room work), Workplace Based Taskbook if you have one.  Australian Boating Manual by Dick Gandy (current edition)

FREE WiFi in our classroom, so please feel free to bring your laptop/tablet.

 

Elements of Shipboard Safety

Towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
Wetsuits are NOT permitted.  Long pants, long sleeve shirt and covered footwear (sandshoes).  You will be swimming in this clothing as well as taking part in putting out a fire.  If you do not have long pants, long sleeve shirt and covered footwear, you can not take part in the practical and therefore will not complete the course.

 

Marine Radio

Colour passport photo (this is sent away with your exam).

FREE WiFi in our classroom, so please feel free to bring your laptop/tablet.

PARKING

Parking is in the street (Seventh Street)  We do ask that you do NOT park in front of our doorway as our couriers, customers and shipping agents need to use that space during business hours).

WHAT TO WEAR

Covered footwear, neat casual clothing, no singlets and no thongs.

 

IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE LATE

Please call 4772 1069 and leave a message with your full name and phone number 

 

TERMS and CONDITIONS
1.Full course fee is to be paid on enrolment to The Navigation Centre.
2.The Navigation Centre reserves the right to cancel a fulltime attendance course at short notice.
3.If The Navigation Centre cancels a fulltime attendance course, the student has the right to a full course refund or can elect to be transferred to the next available course.
4.Notice of intention to withdraw from a course must be given by the student in writing to The Navigation Centre at least five (5) working days prior to commencement of the course, for a full course fee refund.
5.Notice of intention to withdraw from a course by a student within five working days of a course starting will result in a 75%course fee refund unless a medical certificate is produced to prove that the student cannot ever complete the course.
6.Refunds will be processed within seven working days of cancellation.
7.Less than 24 hours’ notice to withdraw from a course by a student will result in a NIL refund. A doctor’s certificate must be produced for the student to be transferred to the next available fulltime attendance course (numbers pending).
8.The administration fee of $35 is non-refundable.
9.Study textbooks, navigation equipment, charts, stationery, meals, accommodation, transport, internet use and computer will be at the student’s expense.
10.All Students will be enrolled in the online Moodle portal except those doing Marine Radio and ESS.
11.Assignments will be marked within five working days by The Navigation Centre and the student notified of the result.
12.Student wanting to talk to a teacher must phone 07 4772 1069 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
13.Student to email peter@thenavigationcentre.com.au if they wish to talk/email with a teacher.
14. Appointments can be made by emailing peter@thenavigationcentre.com.au  An appointment must be made to meet with a teacher.
15.Student must have an email address to be enrolled in the online portal.
16.Assessments and the practical component of each course must be done under examination conditions in our classroom at1/9 Railway Avenue, Railway Estate, Townsville.
17.Photographic permission: You give authorisation to The Navigation Centre to freely use any photographs and images for training purposes, recording of client training, recognition statements, promotion and web networking. If you are not willing to partake in any training images, photos or videos you are required to advise The Navigation Centre staff on arrival.
18.SMOKING: Not permitted aboard the training vessels or within the venue or classroom; is allowed in designated areas where there is an ashtray, and well away from flammable liquids.
19.DRUGS & ALCOHOL: No student to be under the influence or be in possession of any drugs or alcohol while in the classroom at The Navigation Centre, on the training vessel or during vessel/shipyard visits.
20.FIRST AID: A designated first aid officer and first aid supplies are available at The Navigation Centre and on-board each training vessel. All injuries sustained onsite or on the water should be reported to The Navigation Centre and the trainer. If you require first aid you must quickly, loudly and firmly ask for help.
21.Students eligible for a certificate will receive their certificate directly from North Coast Institute of TAFE.
22.Online courses have a completion time of twelve months from the date of enrolment.
23.EXTENSIONS: A student may apply for an extension to their allocated twelve months. Request for extension must be received in writing no less than 14 days prior to the course completion by emailing shop@thenavigationcentre.com.au
24.Students sitting a Marine Radio course shall provide, at their own cost, a colour passport photo of themselves taken within the last 12 months.
25.Student to receive a photocopy of the Terms and Conditions signed page upon enrolment.
26. No student can attend the Assessment and Practical component of their course without first having passed all of their
assignments.

ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display Information System) 
The five day (40 hr) ECDIS course is run in Cairns at the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Tingira Street, Portsmith.
For more information on ECDIS courses please visit www.gbrimc.com.au or call 07 4041 9800

COMPASS ADJUSTERS THEORY COURSE:  For information regarding the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved Compass Adjuster's Theory Course 2007 that was run in August and September 2007 - Click Here  We do not know when/if we will be running another Compass Adjuster's Theory Course as yet, so please keep checking our website - it will be posted on here as soon as information comes to hand.  (last updated 24 January 2014)