Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) Fee-for-Service
Are you looking to work as a marine engine driver within the commercial vessel maritime industry?
Individuals who hold a current Marine Engine Driver (MED) 2 licence have the ability to work in and command operation and maintenance of vessel engines, equipment and auxiliary systems in engine rooms on board different size and types of commercial vessels.
This licence is issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
- 1. Course Overview
- 2. Course Delivery
- 3. Course Resources
- 4. Qualification
- 5. Qualification Pathways
- 6. Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
- 7. Units of Competency
- 8. Licensing Overview
- 9. AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)
- 10. Low Complexity Interirm Certificate of Competency (ICoC)
- 11. Fees Overview
This qualification applies to people working in maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency in the capacity of:
- chief engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <750 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
- second engineer on vessels with an inboard engine with propulsion power <1500 kW within the EEZ or
- chief or second engineer on vessels with an outboard engine with unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ or
- assistant under direct supervision of a chief engineer or
- worker in an engine room of a vessel <80 m long with propulsion power <3000 kW.
The Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal certificate/licence is issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
02.1 Face-to-FaceThe face-to-face component of this course is delivered over an eight day workshop. During the eight days you will complete training with formative and summative assessment activities in the following environments:
• On board Paradigm Training Group vessels ranging from 5 to 18 Metres
• Fire fighting simulations
• Safety at sea drills in sheltered waters
• Engineer Workshop
Please note: if you are able to supply evidence of holding a current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate you will only need to attend seven of the eight days.
You are welcome to attend more than one face-to-face workshop during the 12 month program if you would like extra learning or if the trainer and assessor has identified that you need extra time in order to gain competency. Extra workshops incur no further costs and are included in your original course fee/s.
02.2 OnlineOnline activities consist of:
• Reading learning materials
• Reviewing slideshows and videos
• Video, email, text and phone conversations with Trainers and Assessors
03.1 Fire Training
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided by PTG - Eye protection, gloves et cetera
03.2 Safety at Sea Training
• Sunscreen MUST be worn for “Safety at Sea” units.
03.3 Vessel Handling
If you are unable to demonstrate competency in any of your unit activities or during the eight day face-to-face workshop, you will be invited to attend further workshops where you will be provided with support and further opportunities, for practice and to demonstrate the required competencies.
• MAR30921 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal)
• MAR40620 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 Metres Near Coastal)
06.1 Credit Transfer
06.2 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to your successful completion of the MAR30821 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) with PTG, to successfully gain your Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 License you will also need to:
- 1. Obtain qualifying sea service:
- 180 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW and a completed AMSA approved task book; OR
- 360 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW; or
- 120 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW and a completed AMSA approved task book, while holding a Coxswain Grade 1 NC or Coxswain Grade 2 NC certificate endorsed for 500 kW inboard propulsion or a Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC certificate; or
- 240 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW, while holding a Coxswain Grade 1 NC or Coxswain Grade 2 NC certificate endorsed for 500 kW inboard propulsion or Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC certificate; or
- 90 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW and a completed AMSA approved task book while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification; or
- 180 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with propulsion power ≥150 kW, while holding a workshop skill equivalent qualification; and
• The qualifying sea service must be completed while performing duties as:
- An engineer, an engine driver, a chief engineer or second engineer; or
- an assistant to an engine driver, to a chief engineer or to a second engineer; or
- a general purpose hand.
- 2. Complete an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)
The AMPA was designed to replace the oral examination process with a practical approach to licensing assessment. The purpose of the AMPA is to assess an individual’s competency against the performance requirements of a specific AMSA license outcome.
The AMPA is delivered by Paradigm Training Group (PTG) in accordance with AMSA regulations to allow students to successfully complete their AMSA final assessment and gain their low complexity interim certificate of competency (Interim license) prior to submitting the required licencing evidence to AMSA for processing.
09.1 How do you Complete the AMPA?If you are a new Paradigm learner enrolling into a Maritime qualification and have selected the option to complete an AMPA, you will have the opportunity to do so as part of your eight day maritime training and assessment workshop. (Please note, the eight days are a minimum requirement).
If you have previously completed a maritime qualification with another RTO and would like to complete an AMPA for MED 2 the following will apply:
- Attend a maritime training and assessment workshop for a minimum of two days, where you will be assessed against the required competencies. If during the initial assessment you are found to be ‘Not Yet Competent’, you will have the opportunity to;
• Book in to a later workshop and be re-assessed
To complete your ICoC you are required to book an appointment with PTG where your documents listed at section 13 will be checked and verified.
Please contact 1300 161 640 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
Please visit the AMSA website for further information on AMSA Licenses, AMPA’s and ICoCs.
Course Fee - $3,995.00$1,500.00 of the course fee is due upon enrolment and prior to accessing the student online platform. The remaining $2,495.00 is due prior to the eight day practical workshop or once 50% of the course has been completed, whichever occurs first.
AMPA Fee - $500.00$500.00 is due upon enrolment for those wishing to undertake the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) and gain a low complexity interim certificate of competency (ICoC).
ICoC Fees - $100.00Where the AMPA application fee has been paid ($500.00 as above) the ICoC fee is included. Where the AMPA fee was not paid as part of an enrolment process, the ICoC fee due is $100.00 upon booking your ICoC appointment with PTG.
Total Fee - $4,495.00Each enrolment will have the AMPA and ICoC included in fees payable. If you do not wish to undertake the AMPA or ICOC as part of the course, please add discount 'Removal AMPA/ICOC Fee' when completing your enrolment form and payment.
Fees charged upon enrolment$1,500.00 course fee deposit
$500.00 AMPA and ICoC fee
For information on PTG payment plans or possible funding options, contact us on 1300 161 640 or email@example.com
Student Learner Portal
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“aXcelerate has enabled PTG to deliver the latest innovations in education solutions by automating the enrolment, training and assessment processes.” – Rikky Burkett Director of PTG. This management system can be accessed via a portable electronic device (e.g. tablet, laptop, mobile phone) allowing our Trainers/ Assessors to easily assess students in real time. Our staff can record comments, video, photographs and practical observation results even when offline which is a huge advantage during our practical student workshops.
Paradigm Training Group is now conveniently positioned in two locations at Australia’s Greatest Boatyard, The Boat Works in Coomera, QLD.
Find the administration team, Business/ Leadership/ Work Health and Safety and First Aid trainers in our office and training rooms in Building J01A of the South Yard, a short walk from Espresso Twenty5 and Boatworks Car Museum.
Our maritime training rooms are also located in the South Yard, opposite The Boat Works administration office and slipway at A-05 on the waterside of Hanger H.