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Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

National ID: MAR40220 | State ID: BFV6

This qualification is aligned to the educational requirement for Certification as Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 as described in Part D of the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). The Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency (CoC) is issued by the appropriate maritime regulatory authority in each state and territory.

A Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate allows a holder to take charge of the machinery on vessels less than:

  • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in operations in any area; or750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm), or
  • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Inshore limits (15nm).

This certificate also allows the holder to be second-in-charge of machinery on vessels less than:

  • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
  • 750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm)
  • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Offshore Limits (600nm); or
  • 1500kw propulsion power

Evidence of sea time/service on board a vessel will be required to obtain a Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate of Competency from AMSA. For information on all CoC requirements, please see: http://nationalsystem.amsa.gov.au/factsheets.php

Gain these skills

  • undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
  • manage refuelling
  • undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
  • undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components
  • complete engine room tasks
  • maintain hull out of water
  • operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
  • operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
  • operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
  • operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
  • apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

A Marine Engine Driver (Motor) Grade 1 Certificate allows a holder to take charge of the machinery on vessels less than:

  • 525kw (35QN) propulsion power engaged in operations in any area; or750kw (50QN) propulsion power engaged in operations up to Australian Coastal - Middle Water Limits (600nm), or
  • 1500kw propulsion power engaged in operations up to Inshore limits (15nm).

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Marine Engineering (Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal)

Diploma of Marine Engineering (Engineer Watchkeeper Specialist)

Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 1) (Engineer Class 1 (Motor))

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Fremantle One semester No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Page last updated May 17, 2022