Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) - MAR40518


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

This qualification is suitable for people who work 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 MAR40513 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.


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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 14 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

Students are expected to wear proper PPE for all engineering practicals including safety goggles and sun screen and make their own way to all practical venues.

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