Course Start Date
03 May 2021
42 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) at TAFE NSW equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in MED2 roles on vessels operating in the Australian near coastal maritime industry.
This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Operate and maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion systems and auxiliary systems
- Manage fuel systems
- Operate and maintain electrical systems
- Operate deck machinery
- Apply survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
- Fight fires onboard a vessel and follow procedures to minimise fires
- Provide first aid
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop your personal attributes to help you get ahead:
- Problem solving skills
- Adventurous and resilient spirit
- Strong swimming ability
- Ability to work in a team
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- Eligibility to apply for a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal (MED2) certificate of competency through AMSA
- Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal (MED2)
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your maritime expertise to the next level with:
- Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)
- Diploma of Maritime Operations
- Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations
75% of maritime employers reported a skills shortage in the industry between 2017 and 2018 and a review of data showed this shortage was primarily for domestic commercial vessel roles including marine engine drivers, small vessel (<35m) masters
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a Full Time, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 42 hours of class, over 5 days a week, for 5 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 32 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-study to complete all your assignments, doing research, case studies as well as preparation for final assessments.
Survival Practicals are conducted at QANTAS Pool in Mascot. Fire Fighting Practicals are conducted at Nirimba TAFE. Engineering Practicals are conducted on a boat in Sydney Harbour and in the engineering workshop at TAFE. All students are expected to wear proper PPE at these practical sessions. Students have to make their own wayto the practical venues. Directions and maps will be given on the first day of the course.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This qualification applies to people working in the 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 less than 750 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
- Second engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power less than 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 the direct supervision of a chief engineer or worker in an engine room of a vessel less than 80 m long with propulsion power less than 3000 kW.
People seeking clarification should check the AMSA requirements by contacting AMSA directly. It is highly recommended that you complete or hold the MED 3 Certificate before enrolling in this course. It is also recommended that you complete at least 50 per cent of the MED 2 Task Book or have the required sea time to obtain the AMSA License.
The MAR Maritime Training Package also has direct links to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) which are reflected in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012 by AMSA.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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?
Students are required to swim 50m and there is a requirement to stay afloat for 5min without a lifejacket in working attire. In order to complete some of the mandatory assessment within this qualification, AMSA recommends wearing working clothes while participating in these practicals.
- Students must bring overalls, protective eyewear, and sun protection for practical sessions.
- For wet drills, students also require clothes to get wet in (no wet suits), the second set of clothes (to change into), a towel, sunscreen, and hat. AMSA does not recommend the use of swimwear with survival practicals.
- Students will require a computer with internet access and a browser in order to access on line learning components.
- Students wishing to gain entry without the AMSA log book and sea time will need to demonstrate and supply evidence, prior to enrolment acceptance.
In addition to your successful completion of the MAR30818 - (MED2 NC) with TAFE NSW, to successfully gain your MED2 License you will also need:
- 180 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book
- Or 360 days qualifying sea service
- Or 120 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book while holding a Cox 1, Cox 2, endorsed for 500 kW inboard propulsion (Cox 2 500 kW), or (MED 3)
- Or 240 days qualifying sea service while holding a Cox 1, Cox 2 500 kW or MED 3
- Or 90 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification
- Or 180 days qualifying sea service while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification
- Meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D
Assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA).
Any current AMSA requirement to obtain this license should refer to AMSA website
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
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|MARF027||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment|
|MARC033||Complete engine room tasks|
|MARJ006||Follow environmental work practices|
|MARF028||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel|
|MARC034||Maintain hull out of water|
|MARB031||Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems|
|MARC040||Manage fuel systems|
|MARF029||Meet work health and safety requirements|
|MARC035||Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment|
|MARC041||Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems|
|MARC036||Operate deck machinery|
|MARC042||Operate electrical systems|
|MARC039||Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|MARF030||Survive at sea using survival craft|
|MARB032||Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others|
Marine Engine Driver Grade 2.
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