Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Certificate IV   NRT
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  • Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

    Licensing/Regulatory Information
    This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

    Certification will require achievement of the MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course.

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    Full Time
    Course start:
    Thu 22 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    9 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    12 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    About offering:


    It is strongly recommended that you hold a MED 3 CoC to enrol in this course
    For information about the course and enrolment and next steps, please contact the course co-ordinator on 9217 5283.

    Indicative timetable:

    Full attendance is recommended on Thursday and Friday from 09:00am to 04:00pm hours for 9 weeks.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    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.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    For all course enquiries please contact the course coordinator on 9217 5283.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MARF001Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment30
    MARB008Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining operations on a coastal vessel35
    MARL001Carry out engineering calculations20
    MARC001Complete engine room tasks50
    MARJ001Follow environmental work practices30
    MARF002Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel30
    MARC002Maintain hull out of water20
    MARG003Manage an engine room and small engineering team40
    MARC008Manage fuel systems30
    MARB009Manage refuelling20
    MARA004Manage vessel stability20
    MARF004Meet work health and safety requirements20
    MARJ002Monitor environmental management on a vessel15
    MARC017Operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems20
    MARC003Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment20
    MARC009Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems40
    MARC013Operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW20
    MARC004Operate deck machinery20
    MARC010Operate electrical systems15
    MARC015Operate marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW50
    MARC007Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems60
    MARC016Operate propulsion transmission systems up to 1500 kW20
    MARF005Survive at sea using survival craft15
    MARB007Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems40
    MARB011Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems20
    MARB012Undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components30
    BSBWOR203Work effectively with others15



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