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MAR60115 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)

National ID: MAR60115 State ID: AVQ3
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This certificate enables you to work as an engineer on any propulsion power vessel in any operating area performing the functions of:

  • Chief engineer officer on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area,
  • First engineer officer (STCW Second engineer) on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area.
  • Engineer watchkeeper on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area.

In addition to successful completion of Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to successfully complete each of the following to be issued with a new certificate of competency:

  • Meet medical test requirements
  • Completed qualifying sea service time on a vessel greater that 750 Kilowatts propulsion power while holding either an Engineer Class 3 near coastal or unrestricted certificate of competency or an Engineering Watchkeeper certificate of competency.
  • Complete Basic Safety Training including security awareness
  • Pass an Orals Examination

People seeking certification should contact the marine regulators, Australian Maritime Safety Authority: www.amsa.gov.au(opens in a new tab)


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

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Australian Maritime College

This course has a study pathway to the Australian Maritime College(opens in a new tab)  as of September 2020.

  • Australian Maritime College - Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering)

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