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MAR50120 Diploma of

Marine Engineering

Full time duration: up to 2 years ­  Your fee estimate*:

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification in the capacity of:

  • Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal
  • Engineer Watchkeeper (STCW Engineer Watchkeeper Unlimited)
  • Electro-Technical Officer (STCW Electro-Technical Officer Unlimited).
  • Please note: RTO to insert on the testamur the job role and specialisation, if applicable, selected from the group choice below.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information

    Legislative and regulatory requirements are applicable to this qualification:

  • This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification by AMSA as an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal as defined in Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – National Law) 2013.
  • This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification by AMSA as an Engineer Watchkeeper (STCW Engineer Watchkeeper Unlimited) or Electro-Technical Officer (STCW Electro-Technical Officer Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
  • This qualification is required to obtain AMSA certificate of competency as an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal as defined in Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – National Law) 2013.

    AMSA certification of competency will require:

  • completing an approved program of study that meets Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal at Diploma level (MAR50120 Diploma of Marine Engineering - Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal)
  • holding or have held certificates of competency as defined in National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D
  • qualifying sea service as defined in the NSCV Part D
  • meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in NSCV Part D
  • having passed a final AMSA assessment
  • meeting any other regulatory requirements as defined in the NSCV Part D.
  • This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as an Engineer Watchkeeper (STCW Engineer Watchkeeper Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and STCW.

    AMSA certification of competency will require:

  • completing an approved program of study that meets regulation STCW A-III/1 (MAR50120 Diploma of Marine Engineering - Engineer Watchkeeper)
  • holding or have held certificates of competency as defined in Marine Order 72
  • qualifying sea service as defined in Marine Order 72
  • completing STCW short courses as defined in Marine Order 72
  • holding a valid AMSA certificate of medical fitness
  • having passed a final AMSA assessment
  • meeting any other regulatory requirements as defined in Marine Order 72.

This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as an Electro-Technical Officer (STCW Electro-Technical Officer Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and STCW.

AMSA certification of competency will require:

  • completing an approved program of study that meets regulation STCW A-III/6 (MAR50120 Diploma of Marine Engineering - Electro-Technical Officer)
  • holding or have held certificates of competency or trade certificate as defined in Marine Order 72
  • qualifying sea service as defined in Marine Order 72
  • completing STCW short courses as defined in Marine Order 72
  • holding a valid AMSA certificate of medical fitness
  • having passed a final AMSA assessment
  • meeting any other regulatory requirements as defined in Marine Order 72.

Seafarers seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

(Sourced from Training.gov.au)

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