Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 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.
Marine engineers also monitor and test the performance of the electrical and mechanical equipment of a vessel, including the heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water and sewerage systems, and repair faults where necessary and possible. When they are ashore, they may be responsible for ordering spare parts, fuel and lubricating oil.
MAR20421 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)
This qualification applies to people working in the 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 <500 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
- Second engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <750 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 the engine room of vessels <80 m long with propulsion power <3000 kW.
To obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)
Part D. AMSA certification will require:
- Achieving MAR20421 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 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:
- 20 days of qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with propulsion power >75 kW that includes at least 10 days on vessels with inboard diesel engines with the completion of an AMSA task book. Task book can be purchased at SMIT.
- 60 days of qualifying sea service on either recreational or commercial vessels with propulsion power <75 kW that includes at least 30 days on vessels with inboard diesel engines without an AMSA Task book.
Training Calendar and Enrolment Form
AMSA Links for Certificate of Competency Application