Sail high seas and advance your career in the maritime industry to become qualified as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal (MED1). Designed specifically for industry certification, this course will provide you with plenty of opportunities.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) or an equivalent or higher qualification as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to contact a headteacher prior to starting the course to discuss your experience and goals
Employment or experience in the maritime industry
The ability to swim 50 metres and stay afloat for 5 minutes without a life jacket and in work attire
Access to PPE including overalls, protective eyewear and sun protection, or the ability to obtain them
Completed a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
A resistance to acute ocean sickness
Learning, reading, writing, literacy, and numeracy competencies at the level of year 10 at high school
To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Marine Engineers control and manage the operation and maintenance of ship's plants and equipment.
Other jobs include: marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal (MED1), chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 1500 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the EEZ, assistant to the chief engineer, vessel engine room worker on a vessel up to 80 metres long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts
The Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA) sets specific requirements for each maritime qualification to ensure you are ready to join the industry. Once you graduate from your TAFE NSW course, you will be assessed against the relevant requirements through an AMSA examination process. Once you pass the exam and become certified, you will be able to apply for roles and work in the industry. Graduating from this course only meets part of the AMSA exam criteria. You will need to meet other requirements including minimum age, minimum professional sea time hours and medical and eyesight assessments which need to be arranged by you. Visit the AMSA website for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) does not have any post-graduate courses.
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 IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 Units of competency, including 29 core and 0 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.
There are no core units in this course
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