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Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

National Course Code: AUR30516


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology equips you with the expertise to become a highly regarded marine mechanic. Gain the skills to work on a range of vessels from custom leisure boats to large commercial vessels in a variety of workshops and busy marina hubs.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Service, diagnose and repair leisure and commercial marine crafts
  • Inspect inboard, outboard and jet propulsion systems
  • Assess and repair electrical systems
  • Assess and repair starting and charging systems
  • Maintain petrol and marine fuel systems
  • Ensure electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems work


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for marine mechanics
  • The desire to support the marine industry
  • An aptitude for multi-tasking across different repair projects
  • A keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work in a variety of environments


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised trade qualification at Certificate III level
  • Strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your leadership opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Marine mechanical technician


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A passion for marine mechanics and supporting the marine industry
  • Problem solving skills to assess a variety of marine crafts
  • An aptitude for multi-tasking across different repair projects
  • A keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work in a variety of environments

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments
  • Practical skills assessments

The Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology is the ultimate apprentice level qualification, where you will gain all your underpinning experience in marine mechanics. It provides real world exposure where youll apply what youre learning in simulated and real environments.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Servicing and diagnosing marine vessels
  • Repairing faults on a variety of marine craft systems
  • Using a variety of specialised marine tools
  • Working collaboratively with a team
  • Communicating with clients

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Assessing different vessels
  • Repairing damaged marine crafts
  • Performing diagnostics on client boats in the outdoors
  • Consulting with clients to understand issues

In the Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology, you may have the opportunity to study:

  • In specialist training centers and workshops that are equipped with a wide range of modern marine vessels and equipment
  • On site at a marina

TAFE NSW also offers you a range of study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

The marine industry is so large and so varied that the industry is constantly seeking qualified and skilled Marine Mechanical Technicians to meet the demands of marine repairs. The rising demand ensures that mechanical technicians have strong employment prospects, and are financially well rewarded for their niche skill set.

The boating and marine industry in Australia is booming, with people choosing to spend their recreational time out on the water. The Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology ensures you are able to service, diagnose and maintain marine crafts so that your clients can make the most of out their well-earned recreational time either on their jetski, tinny, or deluxe fishing boat. You will also be able to gain large clients with commercial boats used for cargo, transporting and tours.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Combination
  • Part Time
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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