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Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

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$8,000.00
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6 - 7 months (full-time)
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  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Course overview

This qualification applies to people working in maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency in the capacity of:

  • chief engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <750 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
  • second engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <1500 kW within the EEZ or
  • chief or second engineer on vessels with an outboard engine with unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ or
  • assistant under direct supervision of a chief engineer or
  • worker in an engine room of a vessel <80 m long with propulsion power <3000 kW.
  • Licensing/Regulatory Information

    This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

    AMSA certification will require:

  • achieving MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC
  • sea service consisting of:
  • 180 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book

    or

    360 days qualifying sea service

    or

    120 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book, while holding a Coxswain 1 (Cox 1), Coxswain 2 endorsed for 500 kW inboard propulsion (Cox 2 500 kW), or Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (MED 3)

    or

    240 days qualifying sea service while holding a Cox 1, Cox 2 500 kW or MED 3

    or

    90 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification

    or

    180 days qualifying sea service while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification

  • meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and
  • assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA).
How to apply

How to apply

  • Some training providers will let you enrol online while others may not. All training providers will need to see some documentation, like personal identification or school results, and all will ask you to have a Unique Student Identifier. Once you've found a training provider you like the look of, get in touch with them to see how they can help you enrol.
  • You can visit this provider’s course offering/s on provider’s website.
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How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.

Qualification

Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.