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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
Course Fees
  • AMC Tuition Fees: $3,000.00*
  • Certificate of Safety Training (COST): $1,030.00
  • AMC Certificate of Competency Administration Fee: $105.00
  • AMSA Certificate of Competency Administration Fee: $269.00
Intake 1

Online: 17 - 28 May 2021 ^

On Campus: 1 June - 29 July 2021 ^

Short Courses (Confined Space & Certificate of Safety Training): 

Confined Space: 30 July 2021 (Group 1) & 2 August 2021 (Group 2)

Survival: 2 & 3 August 2021

Fire Prevention: 4 - 6 August 2021

First Aid: 7 & 8 August 2021

PSSR: 9 & 10 August 2021

AMSA Oral Dates: Subject to AMSA's availability.

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About the course

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal) will equip you to work as a Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This course provides the required training to qualify for an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency (subject to assessment and sea-time requirements by AMSA).

This course is delivered in two stages: -

  • Online – 2 weeks
  • On campus – 10 weeks

Included in the course:

  • Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) Short Courses
  • Confined Space
  • Engine Room Management
  • Electronics, electrical, control and automation
  • Engineering calculations and naval architecture
  • Slipway and ship visit
  • Marine engineering
  • Auxiliary boilers
  • Diesel systems
  • Steam systems
  • Main propulsion and auxiliary systems
  • Operational watchkeeping

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


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 Certificate of Safety Training (COST), AMSA Certificate of Competency 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.