This qualification lets you carry out the duties of chief engineer.
This certificate will allow you to work:
·As chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
·As chief engineer or second engineer on vessels with outboard engines with unlimited propulsion within the EEZ.
·As an assistant under the direct supervision of the chief engineer.
·In the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.
In addition to successful completion of the Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 near Coastal), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to successfully complete each of the following to be issued with a new certificate of competency:
·Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date
·Meet medical test and eyesight requirements
·Hold a Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal, Engineer watchkeeper or workshop skill equivalent qualification.
·Completed qualifying sea service time on a commercial vessel with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power greater than or equal to 400 kilowatts. Other requirements apply, please refer to AMSA website below for further information
·Complete Basic Safety Training including security awareness
·Pass a final assessment at an AMSA office
People seeking certification should contact the marine regulators, Australian Maritime Safety Authority or visit the website.