Diploma Of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)

( Maritime Operations & Engineering )
Course code: J718
National ID: MAR50613

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International No
University Pathway No
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to take charge as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). You will learn how to take charge of machinery on board a sea going vessel, complete safety training and demonstrate trade skills.

2016 Course Dates:

Part 1   

1st February -  18th March

Part 2

21st March - 6th May

Advanced Fire Fighting:  9th - 12th May

Part 1                           

1st August -16th September

Part 2

26th September - 25th November

Advanced Fire Fighting:  19th - 22nd September

In order to obtain this qualification you will need to have the Certificate of Safety Training, if you need to complete this short course please contact commercial.maritime@smtafe.wa.edu.au for availability of dates.

STCW Endorsement
Please note from the 31 December 2012 AMSA will no longer issue STCW Endorsements to State or Territory Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 or Engineer Class 3 certificates as AMSA is no longer satisfied that they meet the new requirements of the Manila amendments of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978, as amended.

State (Dept of Transport Ticket)

  • Has new content which has to be developed

AMSA Ticket

  • Consultative committee developing course outlines
  • Will not be run until 2014
Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
WH828 Communicate Effectively When Performing Engineering Duties
WH831 Follow Vessel Security Procedures
WH834 Observe Personal Safety And Social Responsibility
WH836 Prevent And Fight Fires On Board A Vessel
WH837 Survive At Sea In The Event Of Vessel Abandonment
WH838 Work Safely In Confined Spaces On A Vessel
WH862 Ensure Compliance With Environmental Management Legislation
WH869 Apply Basic Principles Of Naval Architecture
WH870 Demonstrate Basic Knowledge Of Marine Auxiliary Boilers
WH871 Demonstrate Basic Knowledge Of Marine Auxiliary Machinery And Equipment
WH872 Demonstrate Basic Knowledge Of Marine Control Systems And Automation
WH873 Demonstrate Basic Knowledge Of Marine Diesel Engines And Systems
WH874 Demonstrate Basic Knowledge Of Marine Electrical Systems
WH875 Demonstrate Basic Knowledge Of Ships And Ship Routines
WH876 Perform Basic Marine Engineering Calculations

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 $3,271.83 $1,592.08 Check your eligibility ​ $4,863.91
Apprentice/Trainee  -
- Check your eligibility -

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Wa Maritime Training Ctre S1
Wa Maritime Training Ctre S2
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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