Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC

MAR20421 Certificate II in Maritime Operations

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their maritime career path with staff prior to their enrolment to determine qualification suitability.


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. 

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Course competencies

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, BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others

Other core competencies you will need to complete:

Shipboard Safety Skill Set
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Course dates

Our latest course calendar is here

Course fees

$3185.00 Full fee (excluding Shipboard Safety Skill Set, Provide First Aid – refer to above links for costs)

Course fee with Certficiate 3 Guarantee Subsidy
Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to allow eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate III qualification.

$1,436.00 non concession (including Shipboard Safety Skill Set $265.00 and Provide First Aid $62)
$1,054.50 with concession (including Shipboard Safety Skill Set $152.50 and Provide First Aid $27)

Other fees

$240.00 AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment
$  50.00 Interim Certificate of Competency (if applicable)
$  50.00 Task Book (if applicable)


Once an applicant decides to enrol they will be asked to complete a Student Enrolment form and send together with a copy of  photo ID.

Pay the enrolment fee by direct deposit or credit card over the phone (we will issue an invoice and receipt).

The enrolment form includes  an option to identify any learner support needs and  to disclose any  disability, impairment or long term medical condition which may affect studies.

Once enrolled applicants are asked to complete a Maritime Summary of Experience which includes the Learning Language and Literacy test.

Enrol any time to prepare for the theory and practical assessments with the enrolment period of up to 12 months to achieve your qualification. 

Other requirements

Minimum age 16 years

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