Higher National Diploma - Nautical science, Australia (HND)

Basic Outline - HND NS Australia

This Programme is designed to equip students with the competencies required to carry out safely the watch keeping duties of an Officer in charge of a Navigational Watch, both at sea and in port. The Training Programme is provided by Institute of Maritime Education & Training Pvt. Ltd, Australia (hereinafter referred to as IMETA). The Programme and the Certificate of Competency offered to the students will be as per the requirements of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (hereinafter referred to as AMSA).

Minimum Entry Requirement

The minimum educational qualification is “A” level and its equivalent (10+2 years of formal study), within the following streams:
i) Science (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
ii) Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
iii) Commerce
iv) Candidates with 10 +3 years of formal study, having attained a Diploma will also be eligible to enrol for the course (to be decided on a case-by-case basis by IMETA in consultation with H-TAFE or AMSA).


17 years, or above

Medical and Eye sight Requirements

Medical and Eye sight requirements shall be as per the existing standards of AMSA.

Issue of Certificates

a) At the completion of Stage 1, IMETA & TMA will jointly issue a Certificate in Transport and Distribution (Deck Watchkeeper) to each student who has successfully completed Phase I of the Programme.

b) At the completion of Phase II, IMETA shall issue a Certificate of Completion of DLP to each student who has successfully completed the DLP assignments.

c) At the completion of the Stage 3 of this Programme, including all assessments and mandatory/other courses, the student shall be issued with a Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Deck) by AMSA.


Written Test + Personal Interview

Medical Test (As Per Govt. Norms)

4 Months
(Pre-Sea Training at the Academy)

24 Months
(On Board Ship Training ) Stipend: USD 250 to USD 350 p/m

Appear for 2nd mate in Australia

3rd Officer
Salary: USD 2000 to USD 3000 per month approx.

2nd Officer
Salary: USD 3500 to USD 5000 per month approx.

Chief Officer
Salary: USD 6500 to USD 9000 per month approx.

Salary: USD 10,500 to USD 12,000 per month approx.

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