Master 5

A Master 5 enables the holder to skipper a vessel up to 24 metres in length. Miles offshore will depend on the experience gained offshore whilst obtaining seatime. You require a total of  30 Months seatime to gain the qualification. This may include the time logged to gain a previous qualification such as Coxswain.

In Master 5 you will learn additional navigational skills, radar, stability, higher understanding of vessel handling and manoeuvring, watchkeeping, Safe working loads, seamanship.

Many Master fives work driving charter Vessels, small ferries, yachts, sailing ships, fishing vessels and workboats. 
To enrol in the Master 5 course click HERE
To gain the Certificate of Competency see additional information from NSW Maritime HERE

Other requirements

Please note that there are other requirements from the State or Commonwealth Maritime Authority that you must satisfy in order for you to gain a GPH, Skipper, or Engineering qualification. These relate to seatime, age, medical, eyesight and hearing. Before commencing a maritime career it is a good idea to check that you will be able to meet these requirements. Check with the Maritime Authority in charge of certification in your State or with AMSA for Commonwealth qualifications. See NSW Maritime requirements
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