Make the water your office when you equip yourself with the expertise needed to work as a highly regarded marine mechanic. Gain the skills to work on engines and propulsion systems used across the boating industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Service, diagnose and repair leisure and commercial marine crafts
Inspect inboard, outboard and jet propulsion systems
Assess and repair electrical, starting and charging systems
Maintain petrol and marine fuel systems
Ensure electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems work
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Gain your experience on-the-job with your employer
Repair engines and electrical systems in boats
Consult with clients to understand issues and perform diagnostics on client boats in the outdoors
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your entrepreneur opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 or equivalent level
Keen interest in servicing, diagnosing and repairing marine mechanical technology
Reasonable fitness to complete manual tasks
Love of the outdoors and water as some repairs are completed on the water
Your own personal protection equipment, such as cotton drill pants and long sleeves, steel-capped boots, safety goggles and hearing protection
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Motor Mechanics (General) maintain, test and repair petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes.
Other jobs include: Marine mechanical technician
Many marinas, boatyards and other marine worksites may require you to have a marine card to show you are aware of workplace health and safety issues specific to marine environments. For more information visit the Boating Industry Australia.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 30 Units of competency, including 11 core and 19 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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