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Course Overview

Code:
MAR20421
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Intakes

Course Duration:
3 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 SEAMEC Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
21/10/2024 SEAMEC Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

About this course

Working in the maritime industry and looking to upskill?
Get your Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Certificate of Competency.
Taught on-campus over 11 days, this immersive learning is designed to give you the skills you need quicker, getting you back on the water in no time!

Get qualified to operate the engines of a vessel as a:
1. Chief engineer on a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power <500 kW <EEZ
2. Chief engineer on a vessel with an outboard engine of unlimited propulsion power <EEZ
3. Second engineer on a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power <750 kW <EEZ
4. Assistant to an engineer in any tasks that may be required on board while working under the general supervision of the person in charge of the vessel’s engines <EEZ
5. Work in the engine room of a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power <3000 kW <EEZ.
There are a few eligibility requirements. You’ll need:
- At least 20 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel with propulsion power ≥75 kW that includes at least 10 days on a vessel with an inboard diesel engine
- To complete a Certificate of Medical Fitness form AMSA 559
- To complete Eyesight Test Certificate AMSA 542
- A HLTAID011 or higher first aid certificate
- To complete AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)
- To complete AMSA CoC Application Form via AMSA website (www.amsa.gov.au) and lodge your application and pay fee at AMSA approved Australia Post outlet (see www.amsa.gov.au for more information).
There has never been a better time to up-skill in your industry, and we’ll help you set yourself up for a rewarding and successful career in the maritime industry.

Career Opportunities

Employment onboard a commercial vessel as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (work as an engineer on a commercial vessel with power rating up to 500kW within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone EEZ.

Opportunities for Further Study

MAR30821 Marine Engine Driver Grade 2
MAR40220 Marine Engine Driver Grade 1

Skills or Knowledge gained

Working with others, servicing and operation of inboard and outboard motors, completing engine room tasks, conducting simple monitoring of engineering systems underway.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Nil

Recommended entry Requirements:

Please note that changes to Marine Order 505 (Certificates of Competency – National Law) have come into effect from 01 Jan 2023. There have been significant changes to the Certificate of Competency application requirements.
To be eligible for a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 near coastal certificate you must:
• Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date.
• Meet medical, eyesight, sea service, and course requirements. Check www.amsa.gov.au for more information.
• You need to show you have experience working at sea as a general purpose hand (with or without a certificate), as a Coxswain grade 2 or 1 near coastal, or assisting an engineer, while on vessels with at least 75 kilowatts propulsion power, with sea time consisting of:
o With a completed AMSA task book, 20 days of sea service on commercial vessels with at least half of the sea service on vessels with inboard diesel engines
o Without an AMSA task book, 60 days of sea service on commercial or recreational vessels with at least half of the sea service on vessels with inboard diesel engines
• You will also need to hold an appropriate First Aid qualification, currently HLTAID011 Provide first aid.

Limitations to course Entry:

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date and meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.
Students must be able to carry out the following activities:
- Swim with and without a lifejacket
- Carry items up to 12 kg in weight (such as fire extinguishers)
- Be able to embark, disembark and move about a vessel freely
- Be able to hear a watch ticking and meet AMSA eyesight requirements
- Be able to read, speak and understand Engish at a basic level

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: true

Licensing/Regulatory Information
This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
AMSA certification will require:
1. Marine Engine Driver 3 course at certificate 2 level, and
2. Final assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA).
3. Sea service:- Sea service consisting of:
With AMSA approved task book:
- At least 20 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel with propulsion power ≥75 kW that includes at least 10 days on a vessel with an inboard diesel engine.
Without AMSA approved task book:
- At least 60 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel with propulsion power ≥75 kW that includes at least 30 days on a vessel with an inboard diesel engine.
4. Meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in Marine Order 505.

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal).

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $842.24 $4,211.20 $7,795.20
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $265.00 $265.00 $265.00
Total $1,107.24 $4,476.20 $8,060.20
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Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
MARB028 Service marine internal combustion engines and propulsion and auxiliary systems
MARC033 Complete engine room tasks
MARC034 Maintain hull out of water
MARC035 Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
MARC036 Operate deck machinery
MARC039 Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft
MARJ006 Follow environmental work practices
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.