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Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal) - MAR20418

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Course Name Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)
Course Code MAR20418
Location Newnham Campus, Launceston
Duration Approximately 4 weeks
Course Fees
  • Marine Engine Driver 3 AMC Tuition Fees: $1,800.00*
  • AMPA Administration Fee: $200.00
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency Application Fee: $152.00
Intake 2

16 October – 20 November 2019 ^ +

Included in course fees: 
Shipboard Safety Skill Set: 16 – 18 October 2019
Provide First Aid (HLTAID003): 19 – 20 October 2019

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About the course

The course delivery comprises of a combination of classes and practicals, with subjects such as Auxiliary and Main Propulsion Systems, Safety and the Environment, Operations, Electrical, Vessel Construction and Maintenance. Candidates will get the chance to get hands on experience with maintenance and operation in each of these topics.

Upon satisfactory completion of the training and assessment and subject to meeting further requirements of a relevant Maritime Authority, students may be able to obtain a Marine Engine Driver Class 3 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency from the appropriate Maritime Authority.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific qualification entry requirements to undertake MAR20418 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal).

Each student is required to undertake a prescribed LLN assessment before they are granted entry to the qualification course.  

While not a qualification entry requirement, the institution, as part of its student application process does requires each potential student to complete a medical declaration, which may require further discussion as to the student’s suitability to undertake the course of study.

Career opportunities

Employment in the small vessel sector, including the commercial and tourism sectors, and in fisheries.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

For further information regarding AMSA Certification of Competency, please refer to the AMSA Website


On-campus accommodation is available, for further information please visit the UTAS Accommodation website.

How to apply

Please visit the VET Online Application page to apply.

Need further information?

Please complete the Online Enquiry Form and the most appropriate person will respond to you directly.

Contact details

VET Administration
Australian Maritime College
Locked Bay 1397
Launceston Tasmania 7250
T: +61 3 6324 9404

* Includes short course, Shipboard Safety Skill Set (cost included in course fee).

^ Dates may vary depending on units undertaken. AMC reserves the right to reschedule or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolments

Unique Student Identifier (USI)
As of 1 January 2015 students undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a USI.
To apply, please visit: Unique Student Identifier. You will be asked to provide your USI upon enrolment.