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Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal) - MAR50613

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Course Name Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)
Course Code MAR50613
Location Newnham Campus, Launceston
Duration Approximately 12 weeks (6 weeks for Part A and 6 weeks for Part B)
Course Fees
  • AMC Tuition Fees: $3,788.00
  • AMC Certificate of Competency Administration Fee: $75.00
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency Administration Fee: $259.00
Intake 1

Part A
21 January – 13 March 2019 ^ +
Short Courses: 21 January – 3 February 2019 
AMSA Final Assessment: 14 – 15 March 2019 (eligible students)

Part B
14 March – 15 April 2019 ^ +
AMSA Final Assessment: 16 – 18 April 2019 (eligible students)

Intake 2

Part A
15 July – 6 September 2019 ^ +
Short Courses: 15 – 25 July 2019 
AMSA Final Assessment: 9 – 11 September 2019 (eligible students)

Part B
9 September – 11 October 2018 ^ +
AMSA Final Assessment: 14 – 18 October 2019 (eligible students)

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About the course

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal) is delivered in two blocks – Part A and Part B.

Part A will consist of the following topics:

Electrical, Electronics and Control
Engine Room Management
Maths and Hydrostatics

Part B will consist of the following topics:

Operational Quality and Safety
Auxiliary Boilers
Auxiliary Systems
Propulsion Systems

Safety Course Requirements:

Basic Fire Fighting
Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
Personal Survival Techniques
Security Awareness
Confined Space Entry

Entry Requirements

There are no specific qualification entry requirements to undertake MAR50613 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 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

Upon satisfactory completion of the course and subject to meeting further requirements of Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), students may be able to obtain an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency from AMSA.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

For further information regarding 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

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

* AMSA Final Assessment Fees are not included in the course fee, please contact AMSA direct for application cost and licencing requirements.

+ This course is not available to international students

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.