TAFE NSW

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper) - MAR50115

TAFE NSW

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

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area.This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Watchkeeper by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

Structure

  • 22 units: 18 core
  • 4 elective

Subjects

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine electrical systems
  • Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine diesel engines and systems
  • Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel
  • Apply basic principles of marine mechanics
  • Maintain and repair shipboard machinery and equipment
  • Communicate effectively when performing engineering duties
  • Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel
  • Contribute to safe cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers
  • Apply basic principles of naval architecture
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and equipment
  • Apply maritime resource management principles
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine control systems and automation
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers
  • Observe personal safety and social responsibility
  • Apply basic principles of marine engineering thermodynamics
  • Employ tools, equipment and materials in a shipboard context
  • Provide medical first aid on board a vessel
  • Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation
  • Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Apply basic principles of marine electrotechnology
  • Perform basic marine engineering calculations
  • Operate deck machinery and steering gear on a vessel up to 80 metres
  • Follow vessel security procedures
  • Maintain and repair marine electrical and electronic equipment
  • Operate survival craft and other lifesaving appliances
  • Contribute to safe cargo operations on liquefied gas tankers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ships and ship routines
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine steam turbines and main boilers
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide leadership to crew

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle Campus International: $12,840 No
  • Full-time : 20 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.Should you be required to complete commercial units that are mandatory to the Engineer Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency, additional charges will apply. All commercial units and applicable fees are referenced on your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Enrolled students must sign their ILP as acknowledgement of the relevant course and delivery requirements.

Further information

This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Watchkeeper by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

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