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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: $2,188.00*
  • Shipboard Safety Skill Set: $515.00
  • First Aid: $130.00
  • AMPA Administration Fee: $270.00
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency Application Fee: $156.00
Intake 1

28 April - 2 June 2022^

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003): 28 & 29 April 2022

Shipboard Safety Skill Set: 2 & 3 May 2022

Intake 2

11 October - 15 November 2022 ^

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003): 10 & 11 November 2022

Shipboard Safety Skill Set: 14 & 15 November 2022

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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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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


Launceston courses will be delivered at AMC's Newnham Campus on a full-time basis - Newnham Campus, Launceston (PDF 698.2KB). Some practical aspects of the training will be undertaken at the Beauty Point campus (bus transfers will be provided free of charge).


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

How to apply

Please visit the Enrolment information page to apply.

Need further information?

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

Contact details

RTO 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.