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  • MAR40513

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

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Second Engineer (vessels up to 3000kW)
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 1
  • Chief Engineer (Vessels up to 1500kW)
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MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
MARA004
Manage vessel stability
MARB007
Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
MARB008
Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining operations on a coastal vessel
MARB009
Manage refuelling
MARB011
Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
MARB012
Undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components
MARC001
Complete engine room tasks
MARC002
Maintain hull out of water
MARC003
Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
MARC004
Operate deck machinery
MARC007
Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
MARC008
Manage fuel systems
MARC009
Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
MARC010
Operate electrical systems
MARC013
Operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW
MARC015
Operate marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW
MARC016
Operate propulsion transmission systems up to 1500 kW
MARC017
Operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
MARF001
Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF002
Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF004
Meet work health and safety requirements
MARG003
Manage an engine room and small engineering team
MARF005
Survive at sea using survival craft
MARJ001
Follow environmental work practices
MARJ002
Monitor environmental management on a vessel
MARL001
Carry out engineering calculations

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
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Important Information


Selection criteria

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

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.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland