It is advisable but not mandatory to have applied and received your AMSA eligibility before your travel to Australia. AMSA eligibility form AMSA 419 and guidelines to fill the AMSA 419 form links are provided below:
CDC - First page and 36 months of sea service stamp pages
6 months of Bridge Watch-keeping Certificate
STCW basic courses - PST + PSSR + FPFF + EFA
Australia TRB & Assignment Book for Deck Cadets (if following the 24 months route to Deck Watchkeeper)
Seats are allotted on a first come first served basis. Hence, it is always advisable to apply early.
AMC will issue you with a Conditional Offer Letter in about 3 weeks time. The conditions that you will need to fulfill would be the following:
IELTS Academic English Test - Average 5.5 band with no score less than 5 (You can book this test by visiting the website www.ieltsidpindia.com The fee for the test is 11,200 Rs/-). Alternatively, you can also sit for the Pearson PTE test. The website is www.pearsonpte.com The advantage of the Pearson PTE test is that exams are held almost 3 times in a week and the results come out in 3 - 5 working days. Hence, you have the option of appearing for the test multiple times incase you do not clear the exam in the first attempt. The score required in Pearson PTE will be a minimum overall score of 42 with no sectional score below 36.
Payment of 50% of the course tuition fees. Details of the tuition fee will be mentioned on the conditional offer letter.
Tuition Fees for the course is 30,500 Au$ (inclusive of GMDSS). Please visit the link below for the University of Tasmania website showing the fees structure for overseas students: http://www.utas.edu.au/international/courses/courses-by-type There is normally a 4% increase in tuition fees every year to take into account inflationary costs. You can apply for educational loan for paying your tuition fees & living expenses.
Successful course completion will lead to the award of a Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science from the University of Tasmania along with a CoC from AMSA, Australia.
AMSA does not accept the STCW advanced courses and Tanker Courses from India. Hence, the following courses will have to be redone in Australia.
Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
Medical First Aid (MFA)
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (PSC&RB)
Tanker Safety Courses (Oil, Chemical and Gas)
The tuition fees of 30,500 Au$ includes the cost of the above courses.
Expected total cost of your academic tuition fees, food & accommodation, flight ticket and visa charges on a conservative living estimate will be about 20 Lakhs approximately. Living expenses on a conservative estimate has been taken at 30,000 Rs/- per month.
Australian student visa:
The visa processing time is 4 (+/- 1) weeks normally The length of the visa that you will get is for about 12 - 14 months. The funds that you need to show for the Australian visa will be about 27 Lakhs inclusive of your travel expenses. If your wife is to accompany you, then you need to show an additional 6 Lakhs for her travel and living expenses. Both student and spouse will apply for visa together. The visa cost is approximately about 27,500 Rs/- (550 Au$) per person.
You are allowed to work in Australia after your course starting date.
During vacation time, you can work unlimited hours whilst during term time you can work upto 40 hours every 2 weeks.
The minimum wage rate in Australia is 18 Aus$ per hour i.e. about 900 Rs/- per hour.
Your spouse can work 40 hours every fortnight during her stay in Australia.
From the feedback received from ex-students, a student can hope to earn an average of 5 Lakhs INR annually by working during his studies. Some students may earn more whilst some may recover less depending upon the hours you have worked and the wages you have earned. Your spouse will earn around 8 Lakhs annually during her stay in Australia.
The visa process is totally online now i.e. you do not need to travel to the visa office for submission of documents. The visa application form has to be filled online, all supporting documents have to be scanned and uploaded online whilst the visa fees has to be paid with a credit card or international debit card. We will assist you with the full visa application process.
Note: To reach our office, take autorickshaw from Goregaon (E) station. It will cost you about 70 Rs/- and the distance is 3.0 kms from station. It should take you about 20 minutes to reach our office in normal traffic conditions from the station. Alternatively, take Bus No. 452 from Goregaon (E) station and get down at the last bus stop i.e. Mayur Nagar. The office is about 10 minutes walk from the Mayur Nagar bus stop. If you are coming from Powai direction, it will take you about 30 minutes to reach our office by auto rickshaw and the fare will be about 150 Rs approximately.
Please call before you plan to come to the office so that we can schedule a mutually convenient date and time.
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