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  • MAR30813

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

At a glance

At a glance

Embark upon an exciting career in the maritime industry. This course will provide you with the practical skills to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 750kW or Second Engineer on a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power up to 1500kW.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Second Engineer (vessels up to 1500kW)
  • Chief Engineer (Vessels up to 750kW)
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MAR30813 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

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Course overview

Course overview

Embark upon an exciting career in the maritime industry. This qualification will provide you with the practical skills to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 750kW. This course is a necessary component of your application to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to gain certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels.

This course will equip you with a broad range of skills required to operate and maintain equipment in larger vessels in the maritime industry. You will learn to maintain internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems, and undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems. You will also develop the confidence to apply problem-solving skills in the event of vessel abandonment.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to act as a Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power up to 750kW, as a Second Engineer with propulsion power up to 1500kW, or work in the engine room of a vessel up to 80m in length with propulsion power up to 3000kW. This course leads to partial completion of the MED1 course. You will also be able to apply to the national regulator to obtain a certificate of competence as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 12 core units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
MARB006
Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
MARB007
Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
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
MARJ001
Follow environmental work practices
Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set (MARSS00008) - completed prior or following
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
MARF005
Survive at sea using survival craft

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

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 a calculator.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised price, you must:

  • be 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate III or higher level qualification that is in another industry other than the Maritime industry. You may already hold a Certificate III qualification in the Maritime industry.

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