Commercial marine operations and training vessel

Central Regional TAFE's 20m vessel ‘Masterclass’, provides a valuable training tool for students studying at the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) campus. The vessel offers students enrolled in maritime qualifications the ability to gain hands on experience onboard an operational vessel under the guidance of qualified staff. Masterclass also provides a unique opportunity to students enrolled in a range of courses at Durack to participate in regular Abrolhos island field trips.

Masterclass steaming at the Abrolhos Islands

TrainingMarine Science student with a West Australia Dhufish caught from Masterclass

The vessel is regularly used for training in the following courses: 

For more information on courses available at BCMI visit our courses page.

Commercial charterStudent during open water dive course at Abrolhos Islands

The Masterclass is also available for commercial charter and servicing marine industry needs in areas such as:

  • Research and project work
  • Assisting in operational needs/supporting commercial ventures
  • Eco-tourism
  • Scuba diving expeditions


Maritime students during Elements of Shipboard Safety Skillset    Fishing operations student ready to tie-up on Uncle Margie IslandMasterclass tied-up to Abrolhos jetty at sunrise

Vessel details

The Masterclass is surveyed to carry 25 passengers, capable of sleeping 12 passengers and 2 crew members. The vessel is equipped with:

  • Air-conditioned accommodation and wheelhouse
  • 12 beds
  • Fully equipped galley
  • Desalination unit
  • 35 KVA Genset
  • Dive compressor
  • 4.5m aluminum tender vessel
  • Winch
  • Crane
  • Snorkeling and fishing equipment

For Masterclass bookings or further information contact the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) on (08) 9956 6175 or via email.

Student with Western Rock Lobster at Abrolhos      Fishing operations student with Coronation Trout caught from MasterclassMasterclass moored for snorkelling

FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment