This course covers how the regional waters are regulated. It will go through legislation and how it has evolved through time and how it actually works.
In addition, there will be a focus on particular regional legal issues such as species of concern for specific areas and environmental protection.
The course will cover all aspects of the EPBC Act Policy Statement 2.1- interaction between offshore seismic exploration and whales. The collection of data and how to input into the Cetacean Sighting Application is covered in full detail.
What will I learn?
- The basics of how Australian waters are governed
- The fundamentals of maritime jurisdiction
- Why do we need regulations
- The international mechanisms to protect marine mammals around the globe
- The structures dealing with the protection of the marine environment
- How you collect data and input data into the CSA
- How permits can be very specific for a region
- How the law differs slightly in states
This course requires approximately 2 – 4 hours of study per day, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately hours minutes.
If you pass this course you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement, enabling you to work effectively as a Marine Mammal Observer in Australian waters.
The certificate will be issued at completion of the course.
Where could this lead me?
If you’re wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.
- Offshore MMO
- Fisheries MMO
- Onshore MMO
- Marine Parks Ranger
Ongoing skills for your resume are always at the forefront, every potential employer is looking to see how devoted you are to your work and keeping on top of your skill set.
There is always a facilitator available to assist with any areas you are having difficulties with.
The certificate will be issued at completion of the course so please ensure you have completed ALL your personal details in full and correctly, you must upload a passport sized photo that will be used on you ID card.