Marine Engine Driver 2 Near Coastal

MAR30821: Certificate III in Maritime Operations

Course Overview

​This qualification is offered by AMFA to people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to operate machinery:

  • ​On vessels less than 750kW propulsion power as a Chief Engineer in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
  • On vessels less than 1500kW propulsion power as Second Engineer in the EEZ​

​For other regulatory requirements relating to the Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC CoC, please visit the AMSA website.

Course Duration & Fees:

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

Upon successful completion of this qualification you will receive a MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) and a Statement of Attainment listing the appropriate units of competency from AMFA.

Understanding Marine Engine Driver 2

This course offers a comprehensive training experience tailored for maritime professionals.

Participants will develop essential skills such as effective teamwork, first aid provision, and the maintenance of marine internal combustion engines, propulsion systems, and auxiliary components. The curriculum also covers basic electrical system maintenance, engine room tasks, hull maintenance, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, deck machinery operation, and fuel system management.

Additionally, the course addresses emergency situations, teaching students to apply survival skills during vessel abandonment and effectively combat onboard fires. Ensuring safety remains paramount, the program emphasises meeting work health and safety standards, survival techniques at sea using survival craft, and the adoption of environmentally responsible work practices.

Graduates will be well-prepared to excel in the maritime industry, demonstrating proficiency in essential tasks while prioritising safety and environmental stewardship.

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Eligibility Criteria

To embark on the journey toward obtaining a Certificate I in Maritime Operations certificate, you must meet several eligibility requirements. These include:

Age Requirement: You must meet the minimum age criteria set by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

English Proficiency: Demonstrating a proficient level of English is crucial to effectively communicate and navigate in the maritime environment.

Medical Fitness: Ensuring that you are in good health to perform your duties safely at sea is a fundamental requirement.

Sea Service: Accumulating a specified amount of sea service is essential to prove your practical experience on the waters.

Training Completion: Successful completion of the required training, in accordance with the provided syllabus, is a mandatory step.

Course Testimonials

I decided to undertake the Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal course with Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy (AMFA) as it was advertised through my school. I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about how to work and operate a vessel. I found AMFA to be a welcoming facility and environment, where I was able to learn and grow in my skills to gain my Coxswains Grade 1 Near Coastal qualification.

AMFA provided me with the opportunity to meet other people completing the same course, who are located near me, and involved within the same industry. The staff at AMFA were accommodating to all my needs, and assisted me with any queries regarding the course, as well as the paperwork for the completion of my qualification.

This year I also received the South Australian Bursary from Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) to attend the 2022 Seafood Directions conference in Brisbane. Through this bursary I was able to meet other likeminded women within the seafood industry, and learn about new, innovative ideas that each industry has moving forward. In the future.

I aspire to complete an International Business degree before returning to work and operate both my family’s lobster export factory and lobster vessel, located in Port MacDonnell, South Australia.

Maixence Williams

It was an awesome course. Ian was so helpful and full of knowledge. Everyone here I’ve told about it was envious. Thanks for all your assistance.  Cheers.

Ed Harris, Border Force

Marine Course - Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal - AMFA

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