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  • AUR30516

Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Gain the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a Marine Mechanic with this mid-level course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Marine Serviceperson
  • Marine Technician
  • Marine Mechanic
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop your career in the marine service and repair industry with this mid-level course. You will learn a broad range of practical skills and technical knowledge across a variety of vessels, enabling you to work as a marine mechanic and gain a trade qualification.

Australia is recognised as a global leader in the marine repair and maintenance industry, with exceptional repair facilities located on our vast shorelines and a global reputation for quality service. The industry relies on skilled workers to meet the high-quality manufacturing and servicing standards required and is prepared to invest in its workers to develop the skills required.

This course provides the skills to become a marine mechanic and perform a range of mechanical service and repair tasks within the marine industry. Work on inboard and outboard boat engines and equipment and learn to diagnose, repair and service engines and engine components, marine transmissions, propeller drive and jet drive propulsion systems. Also learn how to install and repair marine electrical, electronic and ignition systems and inboard marine hull equipment and instruments. You will receive hands-on training delivered by our industry-experienced teachers in our world-class workshops equipped with the latest marine technology.

Successful completion of this course will provide the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a Marine Mechanic, and if completed as part of an apprenticeship allows you to apply for a trade qualification.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 19 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR006
Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURRTE008
Install marine engines, controls and instruments
AURRTQ002
Inspect and service marine jet drive propulsion systems
AURRTR006
Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems
AURTTE001
Apply knowledge of engine science
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR023
Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR031
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURRTE002
Inspect and service marine outboard engines
AURRTE003
Inspect and service marine inboard engines
AURRTE006
Diagnose and repair marine outboard engines
AURRTE007
Diagnose and repair marine inboard engines
AURRTQ001
Inspect and service marine inboard propeller drive systems
AURRTR007
Install marine electrical systems and components
AURRTX001
Inspect and service marine outboard and stern drive transmissions
AURRTX002
Inspect and service marine inboard transmissions
AURRTX003
Diagnose and repair marine outboard and stern drive transmissions
AURRTX004
Diagnose and repair marine inboard transmissions
AURTTA010
Service and repair trailers up to 4.5 tonnes
AURTTA013
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTF001
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF005
Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURVTW008
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURRTQ004
Diagnose and repair marine inboard propeller drive systems
AURRTQ006
Diagnose and repair marine jet drive propulsion systems
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTC003
Diagnose and repair cooling systems

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 will 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
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
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

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.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB, and a 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 enrolments.

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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 will 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