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MAR40220 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

National ID: MAR40220 State ID: BFV6
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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.

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).

This certificate also allows the holder to be second-in-charge of machinery on vessels less than:

  • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
  • 750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
  • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Offshore Limits (600nm); or
  • 1500kw propulsion power

Evidence of sea time/service on board a vessel will be required to obtain a Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency from AMSA. For information on all CoC requirements, please see: http://nationalsystem.amsa.gov.au/factsheets.php

 

  • undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
  • manage refuelling
  • undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
  • undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components
  • complete engine room tasks
  • maintain hull out of water
  • operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
  • operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
  • operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
  • operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
  • apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
Half-price

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 for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

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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
  • Students must be at least 16 years of age to commence this course.
  • Prospective students should hold one of the following:
    • a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) or
    • AMSA approved equivalent trade certificate

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.

New students who have not studied Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2) must apply instead for the lower level qualification due to pre-requisite skills/knowledge requirements. Students that have already completed Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2) are eligible to apply for a credit transfer to reduce the study load and overall course cost.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 5 days per week when studied full time across nine weeks. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

What you need

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, the following dress requirements/PPE is required at all classes:

  • Safety steel-capped work boots must be worn during engineering classes. Heavy leather uppers and heavy duty soles.
  • No sand shoe volley type of footwear allowed (even with steel caps)
  • Overalls during engineering classes
  • Water, food, hat and sunscreen for boat days

Fremantle Campus does not have a cafeteria but has basic kitchen facilities (kettle, microwave, fridge).

Parking is available but please ensure apprentices arrive early on the first day to organise parking permit at the Customer Service counter.

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).
Estimated tuition fee for all units Estimated concession fee for all units Estimated resource fee for all units
$1,240.92
Capped at $1200.00 in each year
$367.68
 
$1,502.75
Estimated tuition fee when all pre-requisite credits are applied Estimated concession fee when all pre-requisite credits are applied Estimated resource fee when all pre-requisite credits are applied
$560.52
 
$166.08
 
$268.50

Costs per unit: MAR40220 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) units and fees (247 KB) (PDF document)
   

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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Semester 1, 2023

Fremantle - Full time - On Campus

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Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Fremantle
How On Campus

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