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MAR30813 Certificate III in Maritime Operations
(Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
Duration: 9 days plus sea time

Course Information

All you need to know about this course can be found in our Certificate III Marine Engine Driver NC course information booklet or AMSA Guidance Notes.    Enrol now.

Government Funding and Incentives

Ask us about access to Government subsidised training and course fee payment by instalments. Call 1300 666 416.

Why choose us?

Our mission is to provide exceptional maritime training that creates real employment outcomes for our students.

  • We train on the water
    Our campuses are conveniently located close to waterways so you can walk out of the classroom and onto a vessel for practical, on-board training.
  • You can study full-time or part-time
    You have the choice to study your course all in one go or do it in blocks of time so it’s convenient for whenever you can get the time off work. Talk to us and we’ll make a plan that works for you.
  • Pay as you go with flexible payment plans
    You can pay your course fees in full or by instalments over the term of your course duration.
  • We have a Job Register
    When you graduate you’ll be automatically added to our Job Register and emailed when positions become vacant in the industry, providing you opportunities for part-time and full-time work.
  • Trainers are experienced seafarers
    Our trainers are experienced seafarers and industry experts. Class sizes are small and courses tailored to the group, so you receive individualised, expert attention to help you get through your course.
  • Under new management since 2013
    Since taking over Sea School, we’ve had over 400 graduates successfully complete our courses. We are an AMSA compliant, quality-driven RTO that offers you the best training and career pathways.

Who is this Certificate for?

MAR30813 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal); MED 2

Marine Engine Drivers work in the engine room of a vessel and are in charge of the operation and maintenance of motorised equipment on small commercial vessels. Modern vessel engines are complex and technologically advanced.

This course will teach you how to confidently operate and maintain main and auxiliary machinery and electronics and is the starting point if you’re seeking a career within the Maritime sector as a Marine Engineer (Grade 2).

Do you want to upgrade from a MED 3 to a MED 2 qualification? We offer a 3-day Gap Training Course to MED 3 graduates.The MED 2 course structure includes the same units as the MED 3 course plus 5 additional units. These units will be delivered and assessed in the gap training course. Please email your interest to enquiry@seaschool.com.au

Certificate of Competency (Crew Licence) Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal

In addition to successful completion of Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to be at least 16 years old and successfully complete each of the following:

  • Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) marine radio licence (included in Sea School Coxswain course)
  • First aid certificate HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • Minimum sea service requirements
    The qualifying sea service must be completed while performing duties as an engineer, an engine driver, a chief engineer or second engineer; or an assistant to an engine driver, to a chief engineer or to a second engineer; or a general purpose hand. The applicant must have at least:
    • 180 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW, and a completed approved task book;
      or
    • 360 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150kW without a task book;
      or
    • While holding a Coxswain Grade 1 NC, Coxswain Grade 2 NC endorsed for 500 kW inboard propulsion or Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC certificate
      • 120 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW, and a completed approved task book;
      or
    • 240 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW, without a task book;
      or
    • While holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification;
      • 90 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW and a completed task book;
        or
      • 180 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150kW without a task book.
  • Eyesight test certificate
  • Self-declaration of medical fitness form
  • AMSA’s final assessment

Passing your final assessment

Completing our course doesn’t guarantee you’ll pass the AMSA final assessment to get your certificate of competency. Passing the exam depends on how much study you’re prepared do, your performance on the day and your confidence.

Let us know when you’re ready to book your final assessment so we can schedule a FREE pre-oral revision session with a trainer in person or over the phone to help you prepare.

To apply for a certificate of competency visit either the NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) or Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) who will process your application on AMSA’s behalf.

People seeking certification should contact the marine regulators, Australian Maritime Safety Authority: Head Office phone: +61 2 6279 5000 (8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday EST) or visit the website www.amsa.gov.au

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Just wanted to thank you and your staff at Sea School. I have over 20 years experience in the teaching profession and work closely with Macquarie Uni & UTS and I can certainly say that your methods of teaching were spot on.

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