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MINIMUM ENTRY STANDARDS 2019

 

CERTIFICATE IV IN SHIP BUILDING

This course is open to Male or Female candidates who comply with the minimum standards and requirements stipulated below:

  1. Pass in Year 12 Examination with a minimum mark of 50% in English, Maths and Technical Drawing.
  2. Experience in Woodwork or Metalwork will be considered.

DIPLOMA IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE & DIPLOMA IN MARINE ENGINEERING

This course is open to Male or Female candidates who comply with the minimum standards and requirements stipulated below:

  1. The candidate shall not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 22 years old at the time of closing applications. 
  2. The CEO, Head of Academics, Head of Nautical Science/Head of Engineering reserves the right to waver the upper limit of the age requirement in a case of a candidate displaying exceptional capabilities.
  3. The candidate must pass the Year 12 or Year 13 Examination with a minimum mark of 50% in English, Maths and Physics.
  4. Be of height not less than 5'2”. The CEO, Head of Academics, Head of Nautical Science/Head of Marine Engineering reserves the right to waver the height requirement in a case of a candidate displaying exceptional capabilities.

 

Other Consideration and Selection Criteria

 The prospective candidate must:

  • pass a written aptitude test set by the Academy
  • be successful at the interview conducted by the Academy
  • pass a Medical Fitness test and eyesight test
  • be of acceptable BMI ratio
  • show evidence of ability to pay the course fees

 

Written Aptitude Test

This test consists of questions made up of essay type, fill in the blanks and multiple choices formats.

The questions will test the candidate how interested he/she is in the chosen career; ability to understand written words, reason with numbers and ability solve mechanical problems.

 

Interview

The candidate will be interviewed by the academic staff with questions about ability to pay school fees, student’s accommodation arrangements and travel to the Academy back.

 

Medical Fitness / BMI

Students must be of acceptable Body Mass Index (BMI) due to safety concerns when working on board vessels. Any concerns regarding BMI can be addressed to the CEO or Head of Academics at Fiji Maritime Academy.

6/6 vision in both eye and color blind test to the satisfaction of a MSAF approved doctor.

 

FMA Standards

Fiji Maritime Academy’s vision is to be the premier Maritime Training Institute in the South Pacific Region. To achieve such a mission, it has been recognized that student discipline is of utmost importance.

Students need to read and sign a code of conduct document before they commence any program.

FMA has introduced a strict dress code for all students attending the school as well as for visitors.

Punctuality and attendance of students will be recorded and only students who comply with the Academy regulation will be recommended to prospective employees.