Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (MED 3)

Attain this qualification through flexible learning – complete your assignments or workbook in your own time and send in for marking, attend the class tutorial, practical and theory assessments. Enrol anytime, call us on (07) 49 466 710 or 4946 6138 email

2021 Course dates

13 to 22 October

2022 Course dates

31 January to 9 February

2 to 11 May

5 to 14 September

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.

Classes 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 flexible learning program we will email an enrolment form for your completion and return.
The course fee can be paid by credit card or direct deposit. Once your enrolment fee has been paid your invoice/receipt and your assignments and learning materials will be posted to you. Once enrolled you will be asked to complete and return a Summary of Maritime Experience so that we can ascertain your level of maritime experience. 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.

From the time of enrolment you will be given 6 – 12 months to complete all work and any documentation required.
If you have the required sea-time 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 upon enrolment to decide if you have the suitable evidence to satisfy the practical experience required.

Minimum age 16 years

Other competencies required for completion (refer below)

COURSE FEE                                                                                          $2110.00

There is an additional fee for the AMSA Mandated Practical assessment and issue if the Interim Certificate of Competency (if applicable).

QUALIFICATION – MAR20418   Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)

MARB028              Service marine internal combustion engines and propulsion auxiliary systems
MARC033              Complete engine room tasks
MARC034              Maintain hull out of water
MARC035              Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
MARC036              Operate deck machinery
MARC039              Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
MARJ006               Follow environmental work practices
BSBWOR203        Work effectively with others


HLTAID011        Apply first aid

MARF027           Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment (Shipboard Safety – skill set)
MARF028           Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel (Shipboard Safety  – skill set)
MARF029           Meet work health and safety requirements (Shipboard Safety – skill set)
MARF030           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

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

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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