Make a splash with a career in the maritime industry. Develop the skills to specialise in maritime operations, technology, safety or boat building.
TAFE Queensland's range of maritime courses will set you up for a career on the high seas. We offer a range of courses in marine craft construction, maritime operations, and marine mechanical technology, as well as skill sets in marine radio operation, shipboard safety, and emergency care.
As the worlds largest island nation, Australia relies on a strong maritime industry. The number of job vacancies in the industry is expected to increase over the next five years with employers searching for qualified candidates to fill jobs across a wide range of maritime positions.
Whether you want to get your coxswain certificate, build and repair boats, or work as a marine mechanic, the maritime industry opens up a range of career options. Other possible job opportunities include chief engineer, deckhand, engineer watchkeeper, marina hand, marine cook, marine engine driver, and ship's mate or master.
- Boat repairer
- Chief engineer
- Engineer watchkeeper
- Marina hand
- Marine cook
- Marine engine driver
- Marine mechanic
- Ship's mate/master
Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
Gain the technical knowledge and practical skills required to work as a boat builder and repairer with this intermediate-level course.
- Boat Repairer/Builder
- Boat Builder and Repairer (Wooden and Aluminium Boats)
- Boat Builder and Repairer (Moulding and Fibreglass)
Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)
Take the next step in your career and enhance your expertise as a maritime seafarer. This course will equip you with specialised skills and knowledge to sail as Ship Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length.
- Ship's Mate (Vessels up to 80m)
- Ship's Master
Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
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.
- Second Engineer (Vessels up to 1500kW)
- Chief Engineer (Vessels up to 750kW)
- Chief Engineer (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
As a maritime student at TAFE Queensland you'll have access to an extensive range of state-of-the-art training resources including a full mission bridge simulator, boat building facilities, and a twenty metre commercially registered vessel.
Find out more about the dedicated marine training facilities you'll have access to at Coomera Marina and the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College in Cairns.
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