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

This course was previously  MAR20413



  • March 9 - 19
  • June 2 - 11


This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).


The course is conducted face to face over an intense 8 day period with an experienced Master who will help and guide you through the required Units of Competency to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to attain a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal (Certificate II in Maritime Operations) certificate.

This qualification is one component of the eligibility criteria to achieve the Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Certificate of Competency which allows you to work in any state or territory in Australia.


The MED 3 qualification is made up of 12 units of competency.  Eight of the units are delivered in this course and the remaining *4 units are a course entry requirement and are the Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set (ESS) (see below).  They are not delivered in this course.

  • BSBWOR203  Work effectively with others 
  • MARB028        Service marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and 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 
  • *MARF027      Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • *MARF028      Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • *MARF029      Meet work health and safety requirements
  • *MARF030      Survive at sea using survival craft
  • *HLTAID003   Provide First Aid

*Course entry requirements are First Aid and the 4 ESS units (Elements of Shipboard Safety).  They do not need to be completed prior to enrolling however, they must be completed prior to receiving the full qualification.

This course will be superseded by MAR20418.


 Almost all commercial vessels require a qualified person to operate and maintain equipment onboard.

Marine Engine Drivers are in charge of the operation and maintenance of motorised equipment on small commercial vessels.  Modern vessel engines are complex and technologically advanced. 

This course will teach you how to confidently operate and maintain main and auxiliary machinery and electronics and is the starting point if you’re seeking a career within the Maritime sector.                            

FOR MORE INFORMATION or to ENROL click on the SEA SCHOOL link or call 1300 666 416 
(You will be re-directed to the SEA SCHOOL website)


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