Certificate III In Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)

( Maritime Operations & Engineering )
Course code: J551
National ID: MAR30113

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification is suitable for people working in entry level positions in the maritime industry as a general crew member on a ship, carrying out maintenance and lookout duties on decks and in commercial ship engine rooms.

Dates for 2016

1st February - 22nd April

25th April -  15th July

18th July - 7th October

26th September -16th December

This course is delivered at South Metropolitan TAFE over 10 weeks, with fulltime attendance to the course being mandatory, Monday-Friday 8.30 - 16.30.

The Integrated Rating (IR) course is an entry-level qualification to equip new entrants into the maritime industry with practical skills and knowledge in general shipboard operations of merchant ships. This course is the AMSA approved pre-sea training course required (along with the AMSA required sea service) for issuance of the AMSA Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency.

Integrated ratings steer a vessel under the direction of the officer of the watch and work in the engine room under the direction of engineering officers.

This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Integrated Rating as described in Marine Orders Part 3: Seagoing Qualifications under the Australian Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Certification will require achievement of the MAR30113 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating), sea-service, a valid first aid certificate and completion of a task record book; people seeking certification should check the requirements with AMSA.

Integrated Ratings are responsible for:

  • assisting with cargo operations
  • conducting engine and navigational watches
  • assisting in berthing and unberthing
  • providing general deck operational assistance and maintain documentation.
  • general servicing and maintenance of the ship and its machinery.
  • maintain cleanliness of decks and structures
  • steering the ship under supervision
  • splicing ropes and wires.

As with any career at sea, being an IR will involve being away from home for weeks at a time, carrying out shift work in all weather, duties performed include working in extreme heat, confined space, extreme noise and adverse weather conditions, and also may involve working safely with hazardous materials.

Course content:

Overview of the Shipping Industry

  • Shipboard Operations and Watchkeeping
  • Ship Maintenance
  • Marine Rigging / Ropework
  • Deck Machinery
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue
  • Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
  • Basic Fire Prevention and Control
  • Security Awareness
  • First Aid at Sea
  • Tanker Familiarisation
  • Enclosed Spaces
  • Main Propulsion
  • Ancillary Systems
  • Marine Radio
Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
WG351 Contribute To Safe Cargo Operations On Liquefied Gas Tankers
WG352 Contribute To Safe Cargo Operations On Oil And Chemical Tankers
WG362 Perform Routine Engine Maintenance On A Vessel
WG363 Perform Routine Maintenance And Repairs On A Vessel
WG391 Operate Deck Machinery, Cargo Handling Gear And Equiment On A Vessel
WG393 Operate Engine Equipment And Associated Propulsion Plant
WG413 Assist In An Emergency Response
WG414 Observe Personal Safety And Social Responsibility
WG415 Operate Emergency Equipment And Apply Emergency Procedures
WG416 Operate Survival Craft And Other Lifesaving Appliances
WG417 Prevent And Fight Fires On Board A Vessel
WG418 Survive At Sea In The Event Of Vessel Abandonment
WG419 Work Safely In Confined Spaces On A Vessel
WG447 Follow Environmental Work Practices
WG454 Steer A Vessel Under Direction Of The Master
WG516 Use Seamanship Skills On Board A Vessel
WG521 Contribute To Monitoring And Controlling A Safe Engine Watch
WG522 Contribute To Monitoring And Controlling A Safe Navigational Watch

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Enrolment Type​
Tuition/Course Fee
Resource Fee 
Concession  Fee

Total Fee
General Training - - ​​Check your eligibility -
Apprentice/Trainee $1,489.44 $3,451.69
Check your eligibility ​ ​$4,941.13
Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Wa Maritime Training Ctre Y
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

If you wish to confirm the accuracy of any of the information listed, please contact us.​

Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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