|Marine Engine Driver 2 Certificate III in Maritime Operations. MAR30821|
Who is it for
For 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.
- Our average student, aged 25 with lots of boating behind them, and lots of work and life experience could probably expect to complete 2 weeks face to face with practical training, and 2 tutorial sessions.. Total time at least 260 hours. Learner is expected to spend 100 hours in directed flexible study and 100 hours completing Taskbook
This qualification is required 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:
- achieving MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC
- sea service consisting of:
- 180 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book OR
360 days qualifying sea service OR
120 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book, while holding a Coxswain 1 (Cox 1), Coxswain 2 endorsed for 500 kW inboard propulsion (Cox 2 500 kW), or Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (MED 3) OR
240 days qualifying sea service while holding a Cox 1, Cox 2 500 kW or MED 3 OR
90 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification OR
180 days qualifying sea service while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification
- meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and
- assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA).
Course entry requirements
Marine Engine driver 3 or a trade background in engineering and Marine experience, ASQA: Nil
A training and support plan is created and updated during their enrolment.by the RTO manager
On successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate which is AMSA approved. They can then apply to AMSA for a licence.
The next higher qualification is MED1.
Language Literacy Numeracy
Consideration of LLN requirements are managed in accordance with the policy. Students doing this qualification require good maths and writing skills. Students occasionally have reading difficulty with the technical terms. Those with moderate difficulties are referred to the SEE programme. After consultation those with minor difficulties are offered mentoring.
One of the first questions we get asked is “How long is the course?” In 2023 we deliver a set course at Coast Training Cannonvale OVER TWO WEEKS MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Every student arrives with different abilities, skill and knowledge levels. We assess these and create an individual training plan which is only as long as needed to ensure you have the ability and knowledge required by regulations to carry out your job. During the course we re-evaluate where you are at, in case your plan needs adjusting with more/less training.
- Booking instructions given to the trainee prior to commencement of the course
- Pre course interview held for enrolment, sea time and LLN assessment.
- Trainer completes induction on start day.
- Trainer distributes learning material, explains assessment process and confirms induction understood.
- Deliver content as in lesson plan
- Written assessments completed and marked.
- Assignments completed and marked. Tutorials.
- Practical assessment conducted
- After each course records are reviewed for completion and stored.
Certificate is issued upon full payment and satisfactory completion of above
- Work effectively with others
- Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
- Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
- Complete engine room tasks
- Maintain hull out of water
- Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
- Operate deck machinery
- Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
- Manage fuel systems
- Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
- Operate electrical systems
- Follow environmental work practices
Shipboard safety is extra and is required. That’s because most students already have it
Learners may have extensive mechanical experience, perhaps in automotive or electrical work and only a boat licence. These learners will understand the engineering knowledge and practical issues readily. They may have also tinkered with mechanical vehicles such as motorbikes, refrigeration and buggies giving them plenty of hands on ability. They are candidates for RPL. Also will be recreationally licensed persons who have dealt with lots of mechanical breakdowns. We have RPL kits and this is addressed as well in the pre enrolment interview. Charged at $99 per hour with time required depending on evidence collection and individual experience