MAR30821 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations

(Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Smart and Skilled NSW Government FEE FREE training may be available for eligible students, click here for eligibility criteria and contact us to enrol.

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 inboard engines with propulsion power up to 750 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Chief or second engineer on a vessel with outboard engines with unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ.
  • Second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 1500 kilowatts within the EEZ.
  • An assistant under the general supervision of the chief engineer.
  • In the engine room of a vessel with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the EEZ.

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.

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
  • Certificate of medical fitness - domestic seafarers (completed on AMSA1850 form)

SEA SERVICE

You need to show you have experience working at sea in an engineering capacity, performing duties as an engineer, engine driver, assistant to an engineer or engine driver, or as a general purpose hand.

You can reduce the amount of sea service you need by completing an AMSA task book.

With a completed AMSA task book, you will need:

  • 180 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 150 kilowatts
  • 90 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 150 kilowatts while holding a workshop skills equivalent qualification

Without an AMSA task book, you will need:

  • 360 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 150 kilowatts
  • 180 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 150 kilowatts while holding a workshop skills equivalent qualification

*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

Smart and Skilled NSW Government FEE FREE training may be available for eligible students, click here for eligibility criteria and contact us to enrol.

WITH SMART AND SKILLED - NSW FEE FREE SUBSIDY

NORMAL PRICE

MAR30821 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Class 2 Near Coastal)
$0*
*(subject to Smart and Skilled student eligibility)
MAR30821 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Class 2 Near Coastal)
$2495
or
Upgrade from MED3 to MED2
$495

*This training is fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments under Smart and Skilled.


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) $600
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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