MAR50613 Diploma in Maritime Operations (Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal)

 

Course Details

Location:
Port Adelaide campus

Cost:
$8500 for students who hold an AMSA-approved current Certificate of Safety Training (CoST).

If you require the CoST course, a specially discounted additional $2500 will be required.

Pre-requisites:
Senior First Aid or Apply First Aid Certificate
Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 (AMSA endorsed) of
AMSA-approved workshop trade qualification

Other relevant links:
AMSA's MED 1 Guidance Notice 726
AMSA Fact Sheets

Engineer Class 3 Index
Regulatory Information
Pathways
Learner Profile
Regulatory Pre-requisite Checklist
Sea Service
Course Subjects
FAQs
Other Details




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Course Information

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Regulatory Information

This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

Certification will require achievement of the MAR50613 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service or qualifying sea service and a workshop skill equivalent qualification, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

The following information is from AMSA Guidance Notice 726 and is subject to change. It is provided as a service to AMFA students and is not intended to be a definitive guide.

It is the responsibility of each student to contact the maritime regulator (AMSA) before commencing a course to ensure that the student can meet the prerequisites for issuance of a regulatory Certificate of Competency.

Pathways

This qualification may lead to an Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineer Class 2), Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineer Class 1) and Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer watchkeeper).


Learner Profile

Target learner
This qualification is intended for people who work in the maritime industry as a Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Target learner characteristics
Learners come with wide ranging levels of experience in the maritime industry. Some are mature age with extensive time working in the industry and others are younger with less experience.  Many of the learners also come from another workshop trade.

Prior training or employment needed
Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency candidates must have regulatory approval of sea time. They also require either MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) or a trade (as specified in NSCV Part D).

Factors most likely to motivate learners
This course leads to the awarding of a Marine Engineer Class 3 by the maritime regulatory authority, which provides a career progression from an Engineer level to a Chief Engineer position on a vessel.

Language, literacy and numeracy requirements for this qualification
This qualification requires a sophisticated command of spoken English, the capacity to read, interpret, analyse, summarise and report on vessel operations with degrees of urgency.

It also requires the writing of reports and engineers briefings for legal procedures. A good understanding of mathematical concepts for understanding, extracting and comparing complex information from diagrams and graphs and statistical data. A range of calculations is also required.

Technology literacy requirements for this qualification
This qualification requires the learner be able to competency use a scientific calculator for solving equations and be able to use a computer to transform data into graphical displays and tables.  It also requires basic CAD drawing or use of Google Sketch of engineering components.

The holder of this certificate can act as:
Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power <3000 kW, in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ);

Maritime Regulatory Prerequisites: Certificates of Competency

  • Be at least 16 years when the certificate is issued; and
  • Provide evidence of sea service accrual in the form of:
    • An application for a Qualifying Sea Service Assessment (AMSA form 560); or any of the following:
      • A declaration in a form acceptable to the National Regulator;
      • An approved sea service log book or task book;
      • A letter, from the operator, owner, master or chief engineer of a vessel detailing the applicant’s sea service
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness for a Marine Qualification (AMSA form 559);
  • Eyesight Test Certificate Application (AMSA form 542);
  • Certified copy of Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 (NC) Certificate of Competency, or workshop skill equivalent qualification, Marine Orders 3 Engineer Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency;
  • HLTAID003 unit of competency Provide first aid or another certificate that the National Regulator considers to be equivalent;
  • Pay fee/s.

You also will be asked to provide an application for a certificate of competency, proof of identity and two passport-style photographs taken in the previous six months


Sea Service


The applicant must have at least:

  • 180 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with propulsion power ≥ 400kW, while working on board as engineer in charge or on duties assisting the engineer in charge, and a completed approved task book; or

  • 360 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with propulsion power ≥ 400kW, while working on board as engineer in charge or on duties assisting the engineer in charge;

or While holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification The applicant must have at least:

  • 120 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with propulsion power ≥ 400kW, while working on board on duties assisting the engineer in charge, and a completed approved task book; or

  • 240 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with propulsion power ≥ 400kW, while working on board on duties assisting the engineer in charge;

or While holding a Certificate of Competency as Engineer Watchkeeper under Marine Order 3, 2004. The applicant must have at least:

  • 90 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with propulsion power ≥ 400kW, while working on board as an engine-room watchkeeper


Course Subjects

Units of Competency
National Code
Description
MARE001
Communicate effectively when performing engineering duties
MARF003
Follow vessel security procedures
MARF006
Observe personal safety and social responsibility
MARF008
Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF009
Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF010
Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel
MARJ003
Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation
MARL002
Apply basic principles of naval architecture
MARL003
Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers
MARL004
Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and equipment
MARL005
Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine control systems and automation
MARL006
Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine diesel engines and systems
MARL007
Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine electrical systems
MARL008
Demonstrate basic knowledge of ships and ship routines
MARL009
Perform basic marine engineering calculations

Frequently Asked Questions

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What qualification do I gain when this course is completed?
Students will gain a MAR50113 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal).

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What type of job can I do with this qualification?
You can act in the capacity of Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power <3000 kW in the Exclusive Economic Zone.

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What are the entry requirements and pre-requisites for this course?
Students must have a completed Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 (MED1) and a STCW2010 Certificate of Safety Training.

If you do not have a MED 1 you must have and AMSA-approved workshop skills (such as fitter and turner, diesel mechanic, motor mechanic or hold a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering) that is equivalent and an STCW2010 Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) and sea service as per the NSCV before being issued and AMSA Certificate of Competency. You may undertake your CoST during your during this course.

Students must have sea service on a commercial vessel that is AMSA approved and/or an approved Task Book.

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How much does this course cost?
$8500. Should you need to do the STCW2010 Certificate of Safety Training there will be an additional discounted cost of $2500.

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How long does this course run?
13 weeks. AMFA will consider a split delivery over two calendar years for those students with time constraints.

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What are the daily course hours?
Full time from 9am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

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Will there be any after hours work in this course?
Yes. There will be a requirement for all students in their own time to undertake study and assignments, which are credits to the units, to get through the final exam.

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Is Marine Engineer Class 3 a pre-requisite for other courses?
Yes. Marine Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal is a pre-requisite course for Engineer Watchkeeper and Engineer Class 2.

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Is there any other exam after I have finished the course at the Academy?
Yes. All students are required to pass a final exam conducted by the Maritime Regualtor in order to gain a Certificate of Competency.

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How soon after the course can I sit for my regulatory exam?
Generally the Academy tries to processes all students’ results within 7 days of the course completion date. Once the Academy paperwork has been processed, you can complete your application to the Maritime Regulator for the required final exam.

If you have qualified for the course through the workshop skills pathway and require sea service, you will sit the oral exam after obtaining the required sea service.

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What is PPE?
PPE is Personal Protective Equipment you will need to bring you own eg. safety boots, workshop approved overalls or clothing. All other PPE will be provided by AMFA.

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Why is PPE required?
Students will be undertaking considerable practical training in the Academy Engineering workshop and are required to comply with WH&S legislation at all times.

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What if I have other questions?
Contact the Academy about any other questions you may have. Please call+618 8303 2677 or info@afa.edu.au

 

 

 

Other details

  • Students will be required to have a current Senior First Aid Certificate. Students are required to supply original evidence of having attained this qualification.

  • Students are asked to enroll by completing an Enrolment Form. Completion of an enrolment form does not guarantee entry into the course as students will still be required to pay in full.

  • Students will then be required to a final exam with the regulatory body in their state. Successful students will be issued an AMSA Certificate of Competency.

  • Course costs include Academy exam fees and learning guides but do not include maritime regulator fees.

For those students who would like more information about this course, please contact AMFA. Students can also visit the Marine Qualifications section of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website of the AMSA website.



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