Project Description

Marine Engine Driver Grade 2

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.

This certificate opens up possibilities for employment in various sectors such as commercial shipping, tourism, fishing, and offshore industries.

Completing this training enables individuals to pursue a career as a Chief Engineer or Chief Engineer’s Assistant or Engine Room Worker on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW within the EEZ, managing the operation and maintenance of the vessel’s engines and associated systems, ensuring that they are running efficiently and safely.

MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

This qualification applies to people working in maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency in the capacity of:

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

Licensing/Regulatory Information

To obtain an AMSA certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. AMSA certification will require:

  • MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
  • Meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D
  • Assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA).
  • Sea Service – you must have completed either:
    • With an AMSA Task Book – can be purchased from SMIT.
      • 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
    • Or without an AMSA Task Book
      • 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

Training Calendar and Enrolment Form

AMSA Links for Certificate of Competency Application

Training Calendar

Calendar

Enrolment Form

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