MAR30821 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations

(Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

OVERVIEW

The Australian MAR30821 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) qualification will enable you to work in the following capacity:

  • Chief engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <750 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Second engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <1500 kW within the EEZ
  • Chief or second engineer on vessels with an outboard engine with unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ
  • Assistant under direct supervision of a chief engineer
  • Worker in an engine room of a vessel <80 m long with propulsion power < 3000 kW

You Will Learn:

The combination theory and practical course incorporates both design, operation and maintenance knowledge of main propulsion and ancillary equipment, auxiliary systems, extra-low voltage electrical systems, work health and safety, marine environmental legislation compliance and sustainability.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal certificate you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date.
  • Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUE OF THE FINAL AMSA CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (MARINE ENGINE DRIVER GRADE 2 NEAR COASTAL):

We do recommend equivalent proficiency in maths and English to a year 10 level. Each student is required to undertake a prescribed Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (LLN).

  • MAR30821 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) (provided at the successful completion of the course)
  • Successfully pass the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – AMPA (included as part of the course for an additional fee).
  • HLTAID011 statement of attainment Provide first aid
  • Eyesight Test Certificate;
  • Self declaration of medical fitness (completed on AMSA426 COC application form)
  • Sea service as outlined below.

SEA SERVICE

The qualifying sea service must be:

  • Completed while performing any of the following duties: engineer; an engine driver; an assistant to an engineer or engine driver, or as a general purpose hand
  • Working on commercial vessels with inboard diesel propulsion power greater than or equal to 150 kilowatts
  • At least half of the qualifying sea service must be within the last 5 years

If you do not hold a certificate of competency or other qualification you will need either:

  • 180 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book
or
  • 360 days qualifying sea service without a task book

If you hold a Coxswain Grade 1 NC or Grade 2 NC endorsed for 500 kilowatts inboard propulsion or Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC you will need either:

  • 120 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book
or
  • 240 days qualifying sea service without a task book

If you hold a workshop skill equivalent qualification you will need either:

  • 90 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book
or
  • 180 days qualifying sea service without a task book

*TASK Books may be purchased from head office.

Download the AMSA notes for more information on requirements.

PRE-ENROLMENT Reqirements

Before you can enroll in this course you must download and read the following PDF files for details on course information, enrolment and obtaining your USI number. Click on the file names to download them.

Prior Training and Experience

Contact us to arrange a telephone interview to assess your prior training and experience as you may be eligible for Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning. If you wish to proceed with the process of recognition of prior learning, you will be required to present the required documentation for review. There will be an administration fee for assessing your documentation and you may have a practical skills and knowledge assessment at an additional cost. For details on what you will need for recognition of prior learning download the Recognition of Prior Learning Handbook PDF file.

THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE MARINE ENGINE DRIVER GRADE 2 TRAINING COURSE

You will be completing the following units of competency through theory and practical training while attending the training program at SCA

UNITS OF COMPETENCY COVERED:

Engineering Elements
  • BSBTWK201 - Work effectively with others
  • MARB031 - Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems*
  • MARB032 - Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems*
  • MARC033 - Complete engine room tasks
  • MARC034 - Maintain hull out of water
  • MARC035 - Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
  • MARC036 - Operate deck machinery
  • MARC039 - Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
  • MARC040 - Manage fuel systems*
  • MARC041 - Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems*
  • MARC042 - Operate electrical systems*
  • MARJ006 - Follow environmental work practices

*These 5 units are required to upgrade from MED3 to MED2.

Shipboard Safety Skill Set & First Aid
  • MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Course Duration

The Course is 15 days (3 weeks) duration for those having Shipboard Safety Skill Set units or 23 days if you do not already hold the Shipboard Safety Skill Set units of competency as outlined below.

  • Week 1: Monday – Friday
  • Week 2: Monday – Friday
  • Week 3: Monday – Friday
  • Week 4: Mon-Sat & Mon-Tue (SSSS & First Aid units plus STCW95 if required) – Credit transfer or recognition of prior learning may apply for this week. This week is 8 days and can be done first or last (dates may not fall consecutive to weeks 1-3)

Students who have completed the MARSS00008 - Shipboard Safety Skill Set units &/or Provide First Aid are eligible to apply for credit transfer for the following units:

  • MARF027- Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 - Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF029 - Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 - Survive at sea using survival craft
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Upgrade from MED3 to MED2

Students who already hold MED3 can enrol in a 5 day gap training course to upgrade to MED2. There are 12 common units as part of MED3 & MED2, plus 5 additional units required to complete MED2. Dates for this 5 day gap training course are the last week of the MED2 course (week 3). Contact us to enquire and enrol.

Training Location

The course is run from our Marina Office in Newport, NSW, Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 2 Queens Parade, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us CLICK HERE

Cost

NORMAL PRICE

MAR30821 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Class 2 Near Coastal) $2495
or
Upgrade from MED3 to MED2 $495

ADDITIONAL PRICES - OPTIONAL

AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment - Conducted as part of course $495
AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment - Shipboard safety skill set units (only if required) $500
Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC – AMSA Task Book $40
Provide First Aid – HLTAID011 (No fee for Smart & Skilled enrolments) $100
Recognition of Prior Learning Fee (RPL) $425

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