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Course Info

Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

National Course Code: MAR40518

Overview

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) at TAFE NSW gives you the skills and training needed to work as a marine engine driver grade 1 (MED1) in the engine room of domestic vessels operating in Australias exclusive economic zone.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Operate and maintain internal combustion engines, propulsion systems and auxiliary systems up to 1500 kW
  • Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems - Maintain machinery, systems and structural components
  • Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining work
  • Manage an engine room and a small engineering team
  • Fight fires on a vessel and follow procedures to minimise fires

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Stand out in the job market by developing a range of key soft skills, including:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Resilience
  • Strong swimming ability
  • Leadership skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Eligibility to apply for a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal (MED1) certificate of competency through AMSA

Career opportunities:

  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal (MED1)

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your maritime expertise to the next level with:

  • Diploma of Maritime Operations
  • Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations

INDUSTRY DEMAND

According to the Australian Industry Standards maritime industry reference committee, 75% of maritime employers reported a skills shortage in the industry between 2017 and 2018. A review of the data showed this shortage was primarily for domestic commercial vessel roles including marine engine drivers, small vessel (<35m) masters, deckhands, managers and educators. Worker shortages make now a great time to advance your maritime career with this qualification.

This course is superseded.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.

Locations

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

Course details

People who are successful in this field:

  • Enjoy being on the water
  • Are able to work in various weather conditions in a moving environment
  • Are capable of the physical demands of working in an engine room
  • Are good at problem-solving mechanical issues
  • Enjoy working varying times and hours

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and to identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments: short answer questions, assignment, closed book exam, multiple choice questions
  • Skills assessments: demonstration under observation with oral questioning on a vessel or simulated work environment

Assessments can also be offered flexibly, including online, to suit your work and study commitments.

  • Begin your study with a Certificate II in Maritime Operations andgain the foundational skills and knowledge you need to work in the maritime industry
  • Expand your core capabilities and develop a broad knowledge base with a Certificate III in Maritime Operations, and learn to operate effectively as a Grade 2 Marine Engine Driver (near coastal)
  • Advance your existing skills and knowledge with the Certificate IV in Maritime Operations, and learn to work as a chief engineer on vessels with propulsion power of up to 1500 kW
  • Master your studies with Diploma of Maritime Operations, and gain skills, experience and a qualification to become a chief engineer in Australian waters or work on foreign going ships in international waters

You will gain hands-on experience:

  • Using hand tools and power tools
  • Identifying and correcting complex engine problems on a diesel inboard motor
  • Operating and maintaining marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW
  • Surviving at sea using survival craft
  • Handling strategies to guide a survival craft through rough weather and sea conditions
  • Preventing and minimising fire risk, including fighting a fire onboard a vessel, how to use fire extinguishers and breathing apparatus, and how to control a crowd

TAFE NSW is known for delivering up-to-date theory along with relevant, in-demand skills to ensure you are job ready.

In this course you will work on real-world projects, in simulated TAFE NSW environments, such as:

  • Carrying out maintenance on a standard diesel engine suited to this licence limitation
  • Basic welding and fabrication repairs
  • Effectively managing the resources you have onboard, including crew members, spare parts, water and fuel

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Swimming pool for survival practical
  • A boat (minimum of 150 kW)
  • Fire-fighting facility for situations relating to emergency procedures
  • Industry specific computer rooms
  • Simulated workplaces
  • Workshop
  • Study and presentation areas

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

According to the Australian Industry Standards maritime industry reference committee, 75% of maritime employers reported a skills shortage in the industry between 2017 and 2018. A review of the data showed this shortage was primarily for domestic commercial vessel roles including marine engine drivers, small vessel (<35m) masters, deckhands, managers and educators.

The marine workforce is ageing and Australia is experiencing a maritime skills shortage.

The majority of maritime employers report experiencing a skills shortage in the industry, primarily in domestic commercial vessel occupations. Increasing shortages make now a great time to advance your maritime career with this qualification.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Part Time Day

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  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,510.00
  • Start Date: 11 Mar 2021
  • Duration: 14 Weeks

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