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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 Approx. 5 weeks for Part A & Part B
Course Fees Engineer Class 3: Part A $2,497.00* Part B $1,180.00*
Intake 1

Part A
27 February - 31 March 2017 ^ +
Not included in course fees:
AMSA Orals: 3-5 April 2017

Part B
21 August - 20 September 2017 ^ +
Not included in course fees:
AMSA Orals: 21-22 September 2017

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About the course

The course provides approved training to the competency requirements for an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal, as specified by the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

Course structure

The Australian Maritime College has received many requests from Coastal Marine Engineers desiring to undertake Engineer Class 3 studies over several blocks.

To help make this course more accessible, we are now pleased to be offering Engineer Class 3 in two blocks – Part A and Part B.

Part A will consist of the following topics:

  • Electrical and Control
  • Engine Room Management
  • Maths and Hydrostatics

Part B will consist of the following topics aligning to the remaining units of competency:


  • Operational Quality and Safety
  • Marine Engineering
  • Auxiliary Boilers
  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Propulsion

Safety Course Requirements.

  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • Security Awareness
  • Confined Space Entry

Entry Requirements

Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency.

Qualification Description

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

Licensing/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.

Certification will 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).

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.


This course will be delivered at AMC's Newnham Campus on a full-time basis - Newnham Campus, Launceston (PDF 698.2KB). It is possible that this course can be run in other locations if we have adequate client numbers.


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

How to apply

Please visit the VET Online Application page to apply.

Need further information?

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

Contact details

VET Administration
Australian Maritime College
Locked Bay 1397
Launceston Tasmania 7250
T: +61 3 6324 9404

^ Dates may vary depending on units undertaken. AMC reserves the right to reschedule or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolments.

* AMSA Orals are not included in the course fee, please contact AMSA direct for application cost and licencing requirements.

+ This course is not available to international students

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To apply, please visit: Unique Student Identifier. You will be asked to provide your USI upon enrolment.