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 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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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)