Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) - MAR40220


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

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).Licensing/Regulatory InformationThis level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.Certification will require achievement of the MAR40220 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 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.


  • Work effectively with others
  • Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
  • Manage refuelling
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Follow environmental work practices
  • Meet work health and safety requirements
  • Manage an engine room and small engineering team in emergencies
  • Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
  • Operate electrical systems
  • Operate marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW
  • Manage vessel stability
  • Survive at sea using survival craft
  • Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
  • Operate deck machinery
  • Maintain hull out of water
  • Undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components
  • Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
  • Operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Provide First Aid
  • Operate propulsion transmission systems up to 1500 kW
  • Complete engine room tasks
  • Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining operations on a coastal vessel
  • Carry out engineering calculations
  • Manage fuel systems
  • Monitor environmental management on a vessel
  • Operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 12 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you: - have completed the Certificate III - MED 2 course and/or hold the AMSA Licence. It is also recommended that you have commenced the AMSA Task book that is required to obtain the licence.To successfully complete this course, you will need:- Attend all classes, practical sessions and complete all the required assignments and assessments.

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