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MAR40518 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

National ID: MAR40518 | State ID: BDU5

This qualification is aligned to the educational requirement for Certification as Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 as described in Part D of the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). The Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency (CoC) is issued by the appropriate maritime regulatory authority in each state and territory.

  • As chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 1500 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • As second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the EEZ.
  • As chief or second engineer on vessels with outboard engines within the EEZ.
  • As an assistant under the direct supervision of the chief engineer.
  • In the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.

In addition to successful completion of the Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to successfully complete each of the following to be issued with a new certificate of competency:

  • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date
  • Meet medical test and eyesight requirements
  • Hold a Coxswain grade 1 near coastal, Coxswain grade 2 endorsed for 500 kilowatt inboard propulsion, Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal, Marine engine driver grade 2 or a workshop skill equivalent qualification.
  • Completed qualifying sea service time in accordance with AMSA requirements, refer to the website for details
  • Pass a final assessment at an AMSA office

Refer to the following information provided on the AMSA website for further details. 

 

2021 Dates:

  • Term 2, week commencing 12 April
  • Term 4, week commencing 4 October

The course can be 9 to 15 weeks duration depending on your Recognition of Prior Learning.
  

Lower fees, local skillsThis 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.

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
Prerequisites

Candidates are expected to hold an AMSA Elements of Shipboard Safety certificate including HLTAID003 Provide First Aid prior to entry. Candidates are also expected to hold a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2) qualification prior to entry.

Job opportunities

 

A Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate allows a holder to take charge of the machinery on vessels less than:

  • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in operations in any area; or750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm), or
  • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Inshore limits (15nm).

 

 

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

 

Further study opportunities:

 

  • MAR50613 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal), State ID J718

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 9 weeks
When Semester 1
Where Fremantle
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Semester 2

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 9 weeks
When Semester 2
Where Fremantle
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

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Page last updated November 26, 2020