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Maritime Operations and Marine Engineering courses

Maritime Operations and Marine Engineering courses offer students a chance to expand on their seafaring skills, learn how to implement them aboard a maritime craft or develop skillsets for offshore engineering work.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish maritime and marine engineering tasks within any organisation.

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Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)

Course code: MAR50415

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Master, Chief Mate or Watchkeeper Deck on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage (GT) in any operating area. This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master <500 GT as described in Marine Order 70 and 71 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check with AMSA.

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)

Course code: MAR50315

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Watchkeeper Deck. This qualification meets some of the requirements for the certification as a Watchkeeper (Deck) as described in Marine Orders 70, 71 and 74 under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check the requirements with AMSA.

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 80 metres Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR50713

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Master on vessels up to 80 metres operating in near coastal waters within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR20413

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR20413 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR40613

This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR30913

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a Master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR30913 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)

Course code: MAR60115

This qualification is suitable for people who work as an Engineer Class 2 in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 2 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012. People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR20313

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal in the maritime industry and: - Command a commercial marine vessel that is up to 12 metres in length with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kw for an inboard engine; - Carry passengers on a vessel for inshore or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR50613

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR10413

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal in the maritime industry and: * command a commercial marine vessel: - up to 12 metres in length - with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 100 kW for an inboard engine - that is not carrying passengers * operate this vessel - in sheltered waters or - as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or - within 3 nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.

Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR10313

This qualification is suitable for people working in entry level positions in the maritime industry as a General Purpose Hand on deck or in the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or in the engine room only for a vessel with propulsion power up to 3000 kW.

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

Course code: MAR40513

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Course code: MAR30813

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR30813 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1)

Course code: MAR60215

This qualification is suitable for people who work as an Engineer Class 1 in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 1 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012. People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper)

Course code: MAR50115

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Watchkeeper by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

TAFE Plus Statement in Marine Engineering Revalidation - Engineer Officers

Course code: 167-21939V02

Hunter TAFE offers this marine engineering training for Engineer Officers who require Part A and Part C of the Full Revalidation for Engineer Officers.

Statement of Attainment in Marine Proficiency in Survival Craft - STCW

Course code: 167-22155V04

Statement of Attainment in Marine Proficiency in Survival Craft (other than fast boat rescue) covers both practical and theory aspects of the course - STCW Regulation V1/2 and Code Section A-V1/2, Table A-V1/2-1

Statement of Attainment in STCW Adv Fire Prevention/Ctrl Fires Onboard Ship

Course code: 167-21920V04

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to manage fire fighting and fire prevention on board ship, including managing shipboard fire fighting teams, and coordination of tactical fire fighting methods.

TAFE Plus Statement in Continuous Competency Revalidation

Course code: 167-25763V01

This course is for all seafarers seeking Certificate of Competency Revalidation who meet AMSA's qualifying sea service requirement. This course will include 1 day life raft practical, (including off-load/on-load and release simulator) and 1 day practical fire training.

Statement of Attainment in AMSA Exemption 38

Course code: 160-32322V01

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain an Exemption 38 to operate certain vessels within the prescribed limitations and conditions. It provides a pathway to work in the Maritime Industry and gain three units of competencies in the Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal qualification.

Statement of Attainment in STCW Sea Safety (AMSA accredited sea safety training courses)

Course code: 167-16007V01

This STCW Sea Safety course provides training to meet the requirements of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), and is suitable for all crew members of an ocean going vessel working offshore or in international waters. Enrol with Hunter TAFE and develop competency in personal safety and social responsibilities, personal survival techniques, fire prevention and basic firefighting. This course also includes Security Awareness Training (STCW Code Section A-Vl/6para.4). Practical activities included in this AMSA-approved training include jumping in a pool from 3 metres, righting a life raft, working as a team to control and fight fires, donning immersion suits and learning how to preserve life at sea.

Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology

Course code: AUR30516

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of tasks in the marine industry. It is suitable for entry into the marine mechanical service and repair sector.

Statement of Attainment in AMSA Certificate of Safety Training Refresher

Course code: 165-500099V01

AMSA Certificate of Safety Training Refresher: An AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) Revalidation is the mandatory requirement for revalidation of the CoST Certificate for those without the required sea-time. This must be done every five years in order to demonstrate continued competence. The CoST Revalidation Certificate issued is recognised by AMSA as meeting the International requirements.

Statement of Attainment in Bridging units for Master <500GT (Naval Officers)

Course code: 357-R2005V01

Statement of Attainment in bridging units for Master <500GT (Naval Officers) is suitable for Naval Officers who hold a Bridge Warfare Certificate. This course is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master <500 GT as described in Marine Order 70 and 71 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check with AMSA.

TAFE Plus Statement in Marine Engineering AMSA Oral Preparation

Course code: 167-21412V01

This course provides tuition for Marine Engineer Officers preparing to sit for Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Oral Examination or Certificate of Recognition.

Statement of Attainment in Control Traffic and Implement Traffic Control Plans

Course code: 164-60038V01

This course provides training for personnel who are required to control traffic with a Stop/Slow bat and also required to set up and work with Traffic Control Guidance Plans/Traffic Control Plans at a work site. This course will help learners meet the Unit requirements for applying for the relevant Traffic Control Licences (Cards) through Roads and Maritime Services NSW. Particpants will undertake 4 units from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Training Package.

TAFE Statement AUVIS Examiner - Light Vehicles

Course code: 168-10209V01

This course is for trade qualified and licensed light vehicle mechanics who wish to become an Authorised Examiner under the Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme (AUVIS formally Blue Slip) administered by Roads and Maritime Services of NSW. The course is designed for light vehicle mechanics who are qualified and licensed and have a current APPROVAL FOR TRAINING letter issued by Roads and Maritime. The AUVIS Examiner is authorised to conduct inspections and issue inspection reports for: Passenger cars and goods carrying vehicles that have a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonne or less; Motorcycles, including motorcycles with a side-car attached; Light trailers and caravans that have an Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) of 4.5 tonne or less including those fitted with breakaway brakes. They issue inspection reports that are used for Safety Checks, Identity Checks, Design Checks, Written-off Vehicle Checks, Adjustment Of Records and Clearance of design based Defect Notices. Successful completion of the course enables your authority as an Authorised Examiner under the Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Scheme. The course is delivered in a classroom and workshop environment at a TAFE college near you and includes 24 hours of face to face instruction (3 x 8 hour days) addressing the requirements of the Authorised Examiner role. The course covers your legal and compliance requirements and your role as a public official; the tools, methods and test equipment required to thoroughly inspect light vehicles; inspection processes and workflows; Safety, Identity and Design Check Standards; accessing and completing forms and using online reporting system. Class attendance is required to complete this course. The course is delivered face to face at multiple locations across NSW and is managed from TAFE NSW Wollongong.

TAFE Statement in HVAIS Examiner Heavy Vehicles

Course code: 168-10206V01

This course is for trade qualified and licensed heavy vehicle mechanics who wish to become an Authorised Examiner under the Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Scheme (HVAIS) administered by Roads and Maritime Services of NSW. The course is open to heavy vehicle mechanics who are qualified and licensed and have a current APPROVAL FOR TRAINING letter issued by Roads and Maritime. The HVAIS Examiner is authorised to conduct inspections and issue inspection reports on motor vehicles with a GVM exceeding 4.5 tonne, trailers with an Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) exceeding 4.5 tonne and with power-operated brakes, light trailers and caravans that have an ATM exceeding 2 tonne and buses. They issue inspection reports that are used for Heavy Vehicle Safety Checks, Identity Checks, Design Checks, Adjustment Of Records and Clearance of Defect Notices. Successful completion of the course enables your authority as an Authorised Examiner under the Heavy Vehicle Authorised Inspection Scheme. The course is delivered in a classroom and workshop environment at a TAFE college near you and includes 24 hours of face to face instruction (3 x 8 hour days) addressing the requirements of the Authorised Examiner role. The course covers your legal and compliance requirements and your role as a public official; the tools, methods and test equipment required to thoroughly inspect heavy vehicles; inspection processes and workflows; Safety, Identity and Design Check Standards and application of the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (NHVIM); accessing and completing forms and using online reporting system. Class attendance is required to complete this course. The course is delivered face to face at multiple locations across NSW and is managed from TAFE NSW Wollongong.

TAFE Statement in RMS AGIS Examiner - Gas Light Vehicle

Course code: 168-10211V01

THIS COURSE DOES NOT AUTHORISE YOU TO SERVICE OR REPAIR LPG/CNG FUEL SYSTEMS. This course is for trade qualified and licensed automotive light and heavy mechanics who wish to become an Authorised Gas Inspection Scheme Examiner (for LPG and CNG powered vehicles) administered by Roads and Maritime Services of NSW. The course is open to light and heavy vehicle mechanics who are qualified and licensed and have a current APPROVAL FOR TRAINING letter issued by Roads and Maritime. The Authorised AGIS Examiner is responsible for carrying out inspections and issuing inspection reports on vehicles powered by LPG or CNG fuel systems. It is an additional accreditation that compliments your ASCIS, AUVIS and HVAIS Examiner authority. Successful completion of this course enables your authority as an Authorised Examiner under the Authorised Gas Inspection Scheme. The course aims to inform you of inspection procedures specific to LPG/CNG fuel system component installation and compliance requirements, safety in relation to hosting an LPG/CNG powered vehicle in your workshop and reasons for rejection specific to LPG/CNG fuel systems. The course is delivered in a classroom and workshop environment at a TAFE college near you and includes 10 hours of face to face instruction designed to address the requirements of the Authorised Examiner's role. If you currently hold a NSW Fair Trading Tradesperson s Certificate that confirms LPG/CNG Mechanic and/or Liquefied Petroleum Gas Mechanic you do not need to do this course. Please contact the RMS to activate this additional authority. Class attendance is required to complete this course. The course is delivered face to face at multiple locations across NSW and is managed from TAFE NSW Wollongong.

TAFE Statement in ASCIS Examiner - Light Vehicles

Course code: 168-10203V01

This course is for trade qualified and licensed automotive light vehicle mechanics who wish to become an Authorised Examiner under the Authorised Safety Check Inspection Scheme (ASCIS - formally known as Pink Slip) administered by Roads and Maritime Services of NSW. The course is open to light and heavy vehicle mechanics who are qualified and licensed and have a current APPROVAL FOR TRAINING letter issued by Roads and Maritime. The Authorised ASCIS Examiner is responsible for ensuring registered vehicles meet road vehicle safety standards by carrying out an inspection of light vehicles, motorcycles and light trailers. They issue inspection certificates that are commonly used by vehicle owners for registration renewal, to clear defect notices and to facilitate the sale of the vehicle, as well as other reasons. Successful completion of this course enables your authority as an Authorised Examiner under the Authorised Safety Check Inspection Scheme. The course is delivered in a classroom and workshop environment at a TAFE college near you and includes 10 hours of face to face instruction designed to address the requirements of the Authorised Examiner role. The course covers your legal and compliance requirements and your role as a public official; the tools and test equipment required to thoroughly carryout inspection; inspection processes and workflows; Safety Check Standards and application of the Reasons for Rejection; light vehicle, motorcycle and light trailer specific inspection requirements; accessing and completing forms and using online reporting systems. Class attendance is required to complete this course. The course is delivered face to face at multiple locations across NSW and is managed from TAFE NSW Wollongong.

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What job opportunities could a maritime or marine engineering course lead to?

A maritime or marine engineering course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from organising commercial shipping, captaining your own fleet as a ship captain or becoming an offshore engineer.

Qualifications in can lead to a job as a maritime transport professional, watchkeeper, shipboard engineer, deckhand or coxswain. The average weekly salary for a maritime transport professional is $1,675. 

Whether you're just starting out in your maritime or marine engineering career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Maritime Operations, Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal, Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal, Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal, Engineer Watchkeeper, Ship Security Awareness and Operation and Maintenance of Marine Elect. Systems.