Starting Salary: $90,000 - $116,000
Salary Range: $90, 000 - $210,000
Leave Arrangements: 25 weeks
*PLEASE NOTE: Seafarers work on a rotation that often splits evenly time spent at sea with time on leave; however this varies from company to company and is based on the needs of your employer. A common rotation for a Deck Officer would be 6 weeks on (at sea) followed by 6 weeks off, but this can vary from company to company. The Seagoing Industry Modern Award, which sets out the minimum terms and conditions for seafarers, prescribes a minimum of 0.926 days leave for every day of duty on board a vessel.
A copy of the Seagoing Industry Modern Award can be found on the Fair Work Commission website.
Qualifications Required: Diploma of Nautical Science (Deck Watchkeeper), Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Chief Mate/Master).