Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal) - MAR50613


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

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Chief 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 an Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.Certification will require achievement of the MAR50613 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 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.Certification will also require either MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) or a trade (as specified in NSCV Part D).


15 units


  • 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
  • Communicate effectively when performing engineering duties
  • Apply basic principles of naval architecture
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and equipment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine control systems and automation
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers
  • Observe personal safety and social responsibility
  • Ensure compliance with environmental management legislation
  • Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Perform basic marine engineering calculations
  • Follow vessel security procedures
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of ships and ship routines

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle Campus No
  • Full-time : 13 weeks
  • Part-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 Class 3 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.

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