Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction - MEM30705


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for boat building and shipwright apprentices, or people who have entered into a relevant contract of training. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures and planning, plus a range of specific industry skills in a marine craft construction trade area.


  • 11 core units
  • plus Marine Craft Construction stream and elective units to the value of 76 points


  • Perform computations
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Set up marine vessel structures
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
  • Fair and shape surfaces
  • Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat
  • Form timber shapes using hot processes
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Undertake marine sheathing operations
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
  • Operate and monitor machine/process
  • Maintain marine vessel surfaces
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Perform fitout procedures
  • Use hand tools
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes
  • Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
  • Interpret and produce curved 3-dimensional shapes
  • Perform marine slipping operations
  • Apply fibre-reinforced materials
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures
  • Apply quality systems
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Install marine systems
  • Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Work safely on marine craft
  • Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • Perform general woodworking machine operations
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Meadowbank Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 21 months

Fee comments

Campuses: Meadowbank Campus, Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study.Approximate additional costs incurred by learner to supply:- Stationary and PPE

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