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Sail away with a maritime career, take advantage of skills shortages and join an industry that combines safety with an ever-changing landscape. Investigate scholarship options, including the Barker Maritime Scholarship.

Whether you want to be at sea or based on land, TAFE NSW has an exciting range of courses - including industry-focused short courses - than can allow you to create an in-demand career. With the industry links that TAFE NSW maintains, you can forge a confident future.

Explore courses to a range of in-demand maritime careers including deckhand and coxswain. TAFE NSW maritime courses are taught in a range of environments including small, friendly classes, on state-of-the-art simulators, on simulated vessels and on the water.

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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.