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23 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification applies to people working in maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency in the capacity of:
- chief engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <750 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
- second engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <1500 kW within the EEZ or
- chief or second engineer on vessels with an outboard engine with unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ or
- assistant under direct supervision of a chief engineer or
- worker in an engine room of a vessel <80 m long with propulsion power <3000 kW.
This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
AMSA certification will require:
- achieving MAR30817 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC
- sea service consisting of:
- 180 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book
- 360 days qualifying sea service
- 120 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book, while holding a Coxswain 1 (Cox 1), Coxswain 2 endorsed for 500 kW inboard propulsion (Cox 2 500 kW), or Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (MED 3)
- 240 days qualifying sea service while holding a Cox 1, Cox 2 500 kW or MED 3
- 90 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification
- 180 days qualifying sea service while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification
- 180 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book
- meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and
- assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA).
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 11 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
As well as the online component, there is a requirement to do a total of 4-5 practical days in this course (equivalent to approximately 2 hours of face to face or other study per week).
Practical components of this course are delivered in Sydney and include optional classroom tutorials, strongly recommended training days and mandatory practical assessment days. A range of dates options are provided for you to select/ book into when eligible. If you choose to complete the practical assessments at another RTO (who are approved by AMSA), this would likely incur an additional expense, which becomes your responsbility.
You can also expect to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study of Maritime Learning Resources which are available on the Online Learning Support site; along with other research. Assignments are completed and submitted online for teacher assessment.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are likely a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3, wanting to progress to working in the engine room as Chief Engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power of less than 750 kW, or Second Engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power less than 750 kW .
- are able to engage in self-directed study and prefer blended learning delivery, as it enables you to maintain employment as a commercial seafarer, whilst working towards achieving the qualification and subsequent licencing requirements as determined by AMSA.
- likely seek employment in a wide range of water based operations such as on harbour cruises; dolphin and whale watching tours; commercial fishing; ferry operations; marina berthing facilities and volunteer or professional water rescue organisations, amongst other career opportunities.
Through work, study and life experience, ideally you will have:
- good digital skills
- good time management skills
- medium level organisational skills to take responsibility for following the timetable and managing the study schedule
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments. Practical components (4-5 days) are delivered in Sydney.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.
You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- it is recommended (optional) to purchase the latest edition of The Australian Boating Manual by Captain Dick Gandy
- navigation plotting instruments, along with AUS Chart 252, are required for unit MARH016 - Plan and conduct a passage.
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|MARJ006||Follow environmental work practices|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|MARC034||Maintain hull out of water|
|MARC033||Complete engine room tasks|
|MARC035||Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment|
|MARC039||Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems|
|MARF028||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel|
|MARC036||Operate deck machinery|
|MARF027||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment|
|MARF029||Meet work health and safety requirements|
|MARF030||Survive at sea using survival craft|
|MARC042||Operate electrical systems|
|MARC041||Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems|
|MARC040||Manage fuel systems|
|MARB032||Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems|
|MARB031||Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems|
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