There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
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,
- Workshop Skill Equivalent Qualification.
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 MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres 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.