Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (MED 3)

Attain this qualification through flexible learning – complete your assignments in your own time and attend the in class tutorial, practical and theory assessments.

Enrol anytime, call us on (07) 49 466 710 or 49466138 eamil

2017 Course dates

29 May – 7 June

4 – 13 September

11 – 20 December

The course is based on the National Maritime Training Package. There are a range of requirements set down by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority before issue of a licence will be given. For all up to date information visit the AMSA website.


Our program offers flexible learning to fit in with your work commitments. This will include assignments which you will complete in your own time. Once your assignments are completed and marked you may book in for the tutorial and assessments.

Note: We have changed the duration of the tutorial including the practical and theory assessments (as above).  The tutorial and assessments are conducted in small groups with other students at the Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre.

You are welcome to email or phone 07 4946 6710 for more information about our delivery of flexible learning.


If you decide to enrol in our program we will email an enrolment form for your completion and return. An invoice will be issued for the course fee which can be paid by credit card or direct deposit. Once your enrolment fee has been paid your instructor will contact you to evaluate your level of experience in the marine industry and discuss your individual learning plan. Your performance expectations and contact with your instructor will be discussed with you and your assignments and learning guides ill be issued.


From the time of enrolment you will be given 18 weeks to complete all work and any documentation required by your tutor for marking. Private tuition is available by appointment at WMTC throughout your course at no extra cost. Highly qualified and experienced marine masters and engineers are accessible and ready to help by email, phone or in person as part of our ongoing commitment to you.

Task Book completion – up to 12 months

If you have the required seatime approved by the authority (AMSA or their agent) you may not need to use a Task Book to complete your course.

You will need to discuss this with your tutor after enrolment to decide if you have the suitable evidence to satisfay the practical experience required.


Minimum age 16 years

Other competencies required for completion (refer below)


Full fee                                                                                         $1958.00


Task Book (if applicable)                                                             $35.00


MAR20413             Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)


MARB003              Service marine internal combustion engines and propulsion auxiliary systems

MARC001              Complete engine room tasks

MARC002              Maintain hull out of water

MARC003              Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment

MARC004              Operate deck machinery

MARC007              Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems

MARJ001               Follow environmental work practices

BSBWOR203B        Work effectively with others


HLTFA311A         Apply first aid

MARF001           Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
(Shipboard Safety – skill set)

MARF002           Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
(Shipboard Safety  – skill set)

MARF004           Meet work health and safety requirements
(Shipboard Safety – skill set)

MARF005           Survive at sea using survival craft
(Shipboard Safety – skill set)


For duties the holder of a MED 3 qualification may perform – refer to the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D – Crew Competencies – page 24


  • Photo ID
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Notepad


There is a range of accommodation offered in Airlie Beach including self contained cabins at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat at $195 per week.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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