This qualification lets you carry out the duties of chief engineer.
This certificate will allow you to work:
- As chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
- As chief engineer or second engineer on vessels with outboard engines with unlimited propulsion 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 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 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 Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal or workshop skill equivalent qualification.
- Completed qualifying sea service time on a commercial vessel with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power greater than or equal to 400 kilowatts. Other requirements apply, please refer to AMSA website below for further information
- Complete Basic Safety Training including security awareness
- Pass a final assessment at an AMSA office
People seeking certification should contact the marine regulators, Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Phone - (02) 6279 5000 (8.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday) or visit the website(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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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 5 days per week when studied full time across 35 weeks.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
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.