Project Description

Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal

Marine engineers are responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing engines, machinery and other mechanical and electronic equipment aboard ships and offshore structures. They operate and maintain a ship’s engine according to orders from the ship’s captain.

A Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 license offers good career prospects and opportunities for advancement within the maritime industry.

This includes chief engineer, second engineer, marine technician, maritime operations and some may choose to start their own business.

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

This certificate will allow you to work as:

  • Chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 500 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 750 kilowatts within the EEZ
  • Chief or second engineer on vessels with outboard engines within the EEZ
  • 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.

Licensing and Regulations

To obtain an AMSA certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. AMSA certification will require:

  • MAR40220 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)
  • Meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D
  • Pass a final oral assessment
  • Sea Service – you must have completed either:
    • With an AMSA Task Book – can be purchased from SMIT.
      • 120 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 375 kilowatts
      • 90 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 375 kilowatts while holding a workshop skills equivalent qualification
    • Or without AMSA Task Book
      • 240 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 375 kilowatts
      • 180 days on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines at least 375 kilowatts while holding a workshop skills equivalent qualification

Training Calendar and Enrolment Form

AMSA Links for Certificate of Competency Application

Training Calendar

Calendar

Enrolment Form

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