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Diploma of Marine Engineering

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$13,610.00
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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 is suitable for people working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification in the capacity of:

  • Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal
  • Engineer Watchkeeper (STCW Engineer Watchkeeper Unlimited)
  • Electro-Technical Officer (STCW Electro-Technical Officer Unlimited).
  • Please note: RTO to insert on the testamur the job role and specialisation, if applicable, selected from the group choice below.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information

    Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this qualification:

  • This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification by AMSA as an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal as defined in Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – National Law) 2013.
  • This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification by AMSA as an Engineer Watchkeeper (STCW Engineer Watchkeeper Unlimited) or Electro-Technical Officer (STCW Electro-Technical Officer Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
  • This qualification is required to obtain AMSA certificate of competency as an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal as defined in Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – National Law) 2013.

    AMSA certification of competency will require:

  • completing an approved program of study that meets Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal at Diploma level (MAR50120 Diploma of Marine Engineering - Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal)
  • holding or have held certificates of competency as defined in National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D
  • qualifying sea service as defined in the NSCV Part D
  • meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in NSCV Part D
  • having passed a final AMSA assessment
  • meeting any other regulatory requirements as defined in the NSCV Part D.
  • This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as an Engineer Watchkeeper (STCW Engineer Watchkeeper Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and STCW.

    AMSA certification of competency will require:

  • completing an approved program of study that meets regulation STCW A-III/1 (MAR50120 Diploma of Marine Engineering - Engineer Watchkeeper)
  • holding or have held certificates of competency as defined in Marine Order 72
  • qualifying sea service as defined in Marine Order 72
  • completing STCW short courses as defined in Marine Order 72
  • holding a valid AMSA certificate of medical fitness
  • having passed a final AMSA assessment
  • meeting any other regulatory requirements as defined in Marine Order 72.

This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as an Electro-Technical Officer (STCW Electro-Technical Officer Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and STCW.

AMSA certification of competency will require:

  • completing an approved program of study that meets regulation STCW A-III/6 (MAR50120 Diploma of Marine Engineering - Electro-Technical Officer)
  • holding or have held certificates of competency or trade certificate as defined in Marine Order 72
  • qualifying sea service as defined in Marine Order 72
  • completing STCW short courses as defined in Marine Order 72
  • holding a valid AMSA certificate of medical fitness
  • having passed a final AMSA assessment
  • meeting any other regulatory requirements as defined in Marine Order 72.
  • Seafarers seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

    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.