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Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) - MAR30818

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Course Name Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
Course Code MAR30818
Location Newnham Campus, Launceston
Duration Approximately 4 weeks
Course Fees
  • AMC Tuition Fees: $2,062.00*
  • Shipboard Safety Skill Set: $490.00
  • First Aid: $120.00
  • AMPA Administration Fee: $250.00
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency Application Fee: $152.00
Intake 1

13 October - 18 November 2020 ^

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003): 13 & 14 October 2020

Shipboard Safety Skill Set: 15 & 16 October 2020

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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.

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a chief engineer or a second engineer on vessels in waters within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This course provides the required training component to qualify for a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency (subject to assessment and seatime requirements by AMSA).

Included in the course:

  • Shipboard Safety Skill Set - provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare and respond with emergencies at sea
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Working knowledge of regulations and legislation

Safe operation and maintenance of:

  • Diesel engines
  • Refrigeration
  • Hydraulic and steering systems
  • Valves
  • Vessel construction
  • Refuelling

Entry Requirements

There are no specific qualification entry requirements to undertake MAR30818 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 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.


The AMSA Vocational Near Coastal Seafaring Indigenous Scholarship is available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who are commencing a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m near coastal) followed by the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 near coastal) at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in the second half of 2020. Selection will be based on the applicant's aspiration to work in the industry and having career goals that align with AMSA's vision and mission.

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied throughout the course. Applications must also be willing to complete a pre and post scholarship survey aimed at monitoring the impact of the AMSA scholarship.


Tuition fees and accommodation for one semester valued at approximately $8,500


One semester

Closing Date

30 June 2020


Please apply online prior to the closing date using the following link:

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

*  AMC Tuition Fees do not include Shipboard Safety Skill Set, First Aid, AMPA Administration Fee or AMSA Certificate of Competency Application 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.