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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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If you’re looking to start a career in maritime security operations, TAFE NSW has courses to build your skills and knowledge in the engine room, behind the steering wheel, and everywhere in between. That, combined with TAFE NSW’s more than 25,000 employer connections, you could be starting your marine security operations career sooner than you think.

TAFE NSW has everything you need to kickstart a maritime engineering career, from short courses in maritime engineering, all the way through to advanced diplomas in maritime operations.

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

Australia’s eastern seaboard is a hub for national and international maritime operations, with employment expected to almost double over the next eight years. Wherever you want to be based, there are plenty of study options to launch your maritime service career at TAFE NSW.

With maritime operations and marine engineering experts as your teachers, you will advance your practical seafaring abilities using the latest, high quality simulated training equipment. TAFE NSW also utilises operational boats for real world experience, out on the water. The maritime industry offers exciting career choices with the option to travel the world, so ship off and enrol now.

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.

The average weekly salary for a maritime transport professional is $1,675, and a TAFE NSW qualification in this area can lead to a career like:

  • maritime transport professional
  • watchkeeper
  • boat builder
  • charter vessel guide
  • marine engine driver
  • ship’s master
  • maritime trainer
  • shipboard engineer
  • deckhand
  • coxswain

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 NSW 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
  • Operation and Maintenance of Marine Elect. Systems.