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

National Course Code: MAR40513

TAFE NSW Course Number: MAR40513-01V02

Nominal Hours: 750

Full Fee: $10,340
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,510

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

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 Information
This 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.


Practical Test Selection Jul - Dec 2018

This qualification was recently updated. If you do not complete this superseded qualification- MAR40513 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) before 08/06/2019, you will be transferred into the replacement qualification- MAR40518 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal) for the remainder of your enrolment period.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

You are not required to complete any formalised work placement as part of this course, however, we do require that you have access to a commercial vessel so that you can learn and practice the practical learning required in this course. Access to a vessel is also necessary so that you can complete practical aspects of your assignments and complete any relevant tasks in your AMSA task book if you wish.

NOTE It is not compulsory to complete the AMSA task book to complete this course however you may be eligible for a considerable sea service reduction from AMSA if you do.

MARA004 Manage vessel stability
MARC001 Complete engine room tasks
MARC009 Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
MARF001 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARJ002 Monitor environmental management on a vessel
MARB007 Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
MARC002 Maintain hull out of water
MARC010 Operate electrical systems
MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARL001 Carry out engineering calculations
MARB008 Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining operations on a coastal vessel
MARC003 Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
MARC013 Operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW
MARF004 Meet work health and safety requirements
MARB011 Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
MARC007 Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
MARC016 Operate propulsion transmission systems up to 1500 kW
MARG003 Manage an engine room and small engineering team
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
MARB012 Undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components
MARC008 Manage fuel systems
MARC017 Operate 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
MARJ001 Follow environmental work practices
MARB009 Manage refuelling
MARC004 Operate deck machinery
MARC015 Operate marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW
MARF005 Survive at sea using survival craft

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Computer/ Internet access
You will need a computer or tablet computer (eg IPad) with internet access to access the OLS student website and online PDF resources. PDF/ Word resources can be downloaded to your device so that you do not always need to be connected to the Internet to continue with your study.

Many resources are provided however for additional reading we suggest you purchase the ‘Australian Boating Manual (5th Ed) by Capt. Dick Gandy, Ocean Publications, Sydney. This is available to purchase in hard copy or PDF version
Australian Boating Manual (5th Ed) www.australianboatingmanual.com

Practical assessment
Practical assessment is required for this course. The cost of practical assessment is not included in the course fee. OTEN provides practical assessment days in Sydney for an additional fee. OTEN does not require you to come to Sydney to complete your practical assessment, however if you choose to complete your practical assessment elsewhere you will need to find someone suitably qualified to assess you and a suitable vessel in Commercial Survey to be assessed on. An assessor will need to hold a certificate of Competency one level above the level they are assessing and also hold current training & assessment qualifications. If the one assessor does not hold both qualifications a second assessor must also be present. Note that you will also be responsible for any fees you incur in completing your practical assessment elsewhere.

OTEN practical assessment fees (held in Sydney)
Fire fighting (3 hrs)$130
Survival (3 hrs)$125
Engineering practical (1 day)(Cox $160, MED 3 $160, MED 2 $200, MED 1 $300)
Your learning materials are largely provided to you in electronic format on the student OLS support website.
You may also receive some hard copy resources.
This qualification is completed by satisfactorily completing a variety of assessment tasks including - assignments, on line quizzes, written supervised tests and practical assessments.

The OLS student support website details which resources you need to study and which assessments you need to complete in order to pass each unit.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,150
Second qualification$2,510
Non-government subsidised fee$10,340

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol Now button. You may also enrol over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601

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