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MAR40220

Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Enhance your skills as a maritime engineer and work on larger vessels. This course will equip you with specialised skills to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 1500kW, Second Engineer on a vessel up to 3000kW, or work in the engine room of a vessel up 80m in length and up to 3000kW.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$5,810

Course overview

Enhance your skills as a maritime engineer and work on larger vessels. This qualification will equip you to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 1500kW, Second Engineer on a vessel up to 3000kW, or work in the engine room of a vessel up 80m in length and up to 3000kW. This course is also a necessary component of your application to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to gain certification as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels.

In this course you will upgrade your existing technical knowledge and skills surrounding the operation and maintenance of equipment, allowing you to work on larger vessels. You will learn how to operate and monitor internal combustion engines, propulsion plant, and auxiliary systems. Develop your technical skills to effectively maintain machinery and structural components and undertake basic electrical maintenance.You will also gain skills in refueling, welding, and managing a vessels stability.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 1500kW or Second Engineer with propulsion power up to 3000kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). You will also be able to apply to the national regulator to obtain a Certificate of Competence as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal.

What can I do?

  • Second Engineer (Vessels up to 3000kW)
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 1
  • Chief Engineer (Vessels up to 1500kW)

Course outcome:

MAR40220 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

World class facilities

While studying at TAFE Queensland you will have access to an extensive range of world class maritime training resources including a full mission bridge simulator, an emergency response training simulator, chart room, and radio room

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBTWK201
    Work effectively with others
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBTWK201
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively with others

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARA024
    Manage vessel stability
    UNIT CODE :
    MARA024
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage the dynamic factors affecting the stability of a vessel less than 80 metres.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage vessel stability

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARB032
    Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARB032
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to complete basic maintenance of electrical systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARB034
    Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining operations on a coastal vessel
    UNIT CODE :
    MARB034
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining tasks.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining operations on a coastal vessel

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARB041
    Manage refuelling
    UNIT CODE :
    MARB041
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage refuelling and fuel transfer operations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage refuelling

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARB047
    Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARB047
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to establish, organise and implement a preventative and reactive maintenance program and capabilities on 240 to 440 volt (V) alternating current (AC) electrical systems on a vessel.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARB048
    Undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components
    UNIT CODE :
    MARB048
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to establish, organise and implement a preventative and reactive maintenance program and capabilities for machinery, machinery systems and structural components to optimise vessel operational performance.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC033
    Complete engine room tasks
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC033
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform tasks to support the operation of marine internal combustion engines, marine propulsion systems, vessel machinery and auxiliary systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete engine room tasks

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC034
    Maintain hull out of water
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC034
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to carry out basic maintenance to vessel hull while it is out of water.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain hull out of water

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC035
    Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC035
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate, test and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC036
    Operate deck machinery
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC036
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely use deck machinery on a vessel.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate deck machinery

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC039
    Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC039
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems on a vessel.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC040
    Manage fuel systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC040
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage the fuel and fuel oil systems of a vessel to ensure safety of operation and to avoid pollution of the marine environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage fuel systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC041
    Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC041
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely operate marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems on a vessel up to 750 kW.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC042
    Operate electrical systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC042
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate 220 to 440 V alternating current (AC) electrical systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate electrical systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC049
    Operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC049
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate a 240 to 440 volt (V) alternating current (AC) electrical system according to technical specifications and safe operating limits.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC050
    Operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC050
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW according to technical specifications and safe operating limit.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC053
    Operate marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC053
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate a marine internal combustion engine and associated systems less than 1500 kW according to technical specifications and safe operating limits.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC054
    Operate propulsion transmission systems up to 1500 kW
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC054
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate propulsion transmission systems up to1500 kW according to technical specifications and safe operating limits.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate propulsion transmission systems up to 1500 kW

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF027
    Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF027
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF028
    Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF028
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply defined policies and procedures when carrying out fire minimisation procedures and fighting a fire on board a vessel. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF029
    Meet work health and safety requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF029
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to follow defined work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures to ensure the safety of self, others on board and the vessel. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW in waters to the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Meet work health and safety requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF030
    Survive at sea using survival craft
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF030
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea using survival craft. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Survive at sea using survival craft

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARG009
    Manage an engine room and small engineering team in emergencies
    UNIT CODE :
    MARG009
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to lead and develop a small engineering team.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage an engine room and small engineering team in emergencies

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARJ006
    Follow environmental work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MARJ006
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify environmental issues and to apply organisational policies and procedures to minimise environmental threats.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARJ007
    Monitor environmental management on a vessel
    UNIT CODE :
    MARJ007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to monitor the implementation of environmental management policies and procedures on a vessel up to 80 m to ensure compliance with marine regulations and environmental considerations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor environmental management on a vessel

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARL046
    Carry out engineering calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    MARL046
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to carry out calculations related to fuel consumption, fuel storage and engine performance that conform to accepted engineering tolerances.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out engineering calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIIWHS202E
    Enter and work in confined spaces
    UNIT CODE :
    RIIWHS202E
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the resources and infrastructure industries.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
26 Sep 2022
6 weeks
Full time 5 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $5,810
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
06 Mar 2023
6 weeks
Full time 5 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $5,810

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Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) (MAR40220)

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Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

COURSE CODE: MAR40220
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you are aged 16 or older by the course commencement date.

You must already hold an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued:

  • Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal 
  • Coxswain Grade 2 Endorsed for 500 kilowatt inboard propulsion 
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 or 2 Near Coastal,

or 

  • Workshop Skill Equivalent Qualification.
Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network. It is also recommended that you have access to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Guidance Notes

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. For Elements of Shipboard Safety this includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including non synthetic/flammable clothing, safety glasses, and enclosed shoes. You will not be permitted to attend any classes without appropriate footwear. For wet drills you also require clothes to get wet in (similar to work clothes, but no wet suits), a second set of clothes (to change into), a towel, sunscreen, and hat. For fire drills you require a long sleeve shirt, long pants, sunglasses and enclosed shoes.

You are also required to bring a notebook, pens and calculator.

Need to know

To obtain a full MAR40220 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal), you need to complete 29 core units of competency. 24 of these 29 units of competency are delivered as part of the Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) course over 6 consecutive weeks. In addition, you must complete the 4 units of the MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set in order to gain the full qualification.

The MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set is completed separately either before or after completion of the 6 week MAR40220 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal).

You will be given up to 6 months to complete all assessments and tutorials are available.

Delivery of the HLTAID011 unit will be completed outside of this block delivery.  Students may attend scheduled classes offered by TAFE Queensland or may apply for credit transfer if they have completed the unit through another Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Licensing / Regulatory information:
Please visit https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/domestic-qualifications/marine-engine-driver-grade-1-near-coastal for Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal licence requirements.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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