GPH (Deckhand) Course Enrolment Form

GPH Course Enrolment Form

Welcome to our easy, convenient and secure online initial booking and enrolment page.

This form is to be used to commence the initial enrolment in the GPH (Deckhand) Training Course

Payment to complete the course is made in 2 stages:

STAGE 1 – Initial Pre Study enrolment Payment: $795.00.

NOTE: This enrollment is for the General Purpose Hand (Deckhand) course. We have moved a lot of pre study and assessments online to the extent that currently 90% of the course can be completed online. When you have completed the online component you will be required to complete the Fire, Survival & Seamanship components in a 1 day Practical Training session.
On receipt of the initial pre study enrolment form and payment we will contact you by email and provide you with access to download training material and access to our online assignment material and activities which we have developed. This component is in a flexible delivery mode therefore our no refund policy applies to the initial pre study enrolment fee. We can be contacted 7 days a week to assist you in your studies. This stage can be undertaken in your own time and at your own pace.
There is no need to attend any class sessions at this stage.

STAGE 2 – Final Practical Session enrolment Payment: $795.00
NOTE: If you pay the final practical session enrollment payment within 24 hours of paying the initial pre study enrollment payment then you will be offered a discount of $195.00.

We offer a considerable pre payment discount and therefore this is also subject to our no refund policy however you can change course dates up to 3 times without any penalty provided notification is received at least 2 weeks prior to the practical course date.

If you wish to pay by installments you can make the final payment at anytime but it must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the practical session which is conducted at our training vessel.

Confirmation is not given in any course until all course fees are paid and all online pre study activities are completed at least 2 weeks prior to a practical session course date.

During Stage 2 you will put into practice the following skills:

  • Berthing and anchoring the Vessel
  • Manoeuvring a vessel
  • Understand the Buoyage System
  • Perform knots, hitches and splices
  • Correctly operate Marine Radios
  • Understand the Collision Regulations including Lights, Shapes and Sound Signals
  • Knowledge of Domestic Boating Rules
  • Fight and Extinguish Fires
  • Knowledge of Survival at Sea techniques
  • Environmental Regulations, Fuel spill prevention and response

On successful completion of the General Purpose Hand course you will be issued with your course completion Certificate and Transcript and an AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) document. You can then submit your application to AMSA using AMSA Form 426. You will also need to satisfy medical and Eyesight Form 542 requirements as well as submitting evidence of 5 days of commercial boating experience on AMSA Form 771.


  1. We will provide FREE additional training for you to obtain a NSW Maritime Boat Licence to the value of $295.00 if you do not already possess a Boat Licence
  2. We include all training material and resources FREE of charge to all Coxswain candidates

Location: Practical course sessions are held in Newcastle monthly

Additional Costs:

  1. A 1st Aid Certificate is required if not already held. You can obtain this from a provider of your choice for approximately $150.00. We recommend that you obtain a 1st Aid Certificate prior to completing the practical session.
  2. All Marfine Crew, as well as Recreational boat operators, also need to obtain a Marine Radio licence from the Office of Maritime Communications to operate marine radio equipment. Cost is $288.00 which includes the current examination papers fee of $89.00. Click here to enrol in the Marine Radio Licence Course and select LROCP.

All course requirements should be completed within six months of initial enrollment. A three month extension can be granted on request prior to course enrolment expiry. To proceed and pay the initial enrollment please complete the details below:

Method of payment:
We accept direct bank deposit or secure payment with Visa-Mastercard.(See below)

By clicking on the payment button below you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by All Hands on Deck Maritime Training’s Policies and Procedures which are contained in our Codes of Practice.

This will also send your information to us by email and take you to our secure student detail information and online payment page where you can complete the initial and complete enrolment payment process.

Final Step

Please click here and complete the enrolment.


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