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

  • National Course Code: MAR50613
  • TAFE NSW code: MAR50613-01V01-19NEW-766

Location – Newcastle Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

14 Oct 2019

Hours Per Week



10 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

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).

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your fees. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption.

A 20% loan fee applies for VET Student Loans when enrolling in this qualification.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
19NEW01480 UOS1-MAR50613 14 Oct 2019 15 Nov 2019 28 Oct 2019 $3,290.00
19NEW01481 UOS2-MAR50613 14 Oct 2019 22 Nov 2019 04 Nov 2019 $3,290.00
19NEW01482 UOS3-MAR50613 14 Oct 2019 06 Dec 2019 02 Dec 2019 $3,290.00
Number Title
MARL002 Apply basic principles of naval architecture
MARE001 Communicate effectively when performing engineering duties
MARL003 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers
MARL004 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and equipment
MARL005 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine control systems and automation
MARL006 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine diesel engines and systems
MARL007 Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine electrical systems
MARL008 Demonstrate basic knowledge of ships and ship routines
MARJ003 Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation
MARF003 Follow vessel security procedures
MARF006 Observe personal safety and social responsibility
MARL009 Perform basic marine engineering calculations
MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF010 Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building C, First Floor, Room 3 (C.1.3)

The program is designed to integrate with professional short courses and training at sea so that students will obtain an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Competency after completing qualifying sea service. The program is fully compliant with the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training an Engineer Watchkeeper in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area.

Students are expected to have adequate LLN and technology proficiency to enable them to access learning materials. International students? academic requirement is IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent.

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

A message for young people under 17 years of age - If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE NSW to do so.

This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Watchkeeper as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012.
People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA. For further information regarding Engineer Officers courses:

This qualification is suitable for both local and international students who embark on a career in the maritime industry as Marine Engineer Officers on commercial vessels. It provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage, facilitate, and undertake operation and maintenance linked to the shipboard marine engineering systems.

Course content includes marine engineering and systems, vessel structure and operations, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation, marine survey and shipboard safety.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday 8.00am to 5.00pm.
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Working in the maritime industry as a Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion
power up to 3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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Course Location

Newcastle Campus
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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