MAR60115 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations - Marine Engineering Class 2

National code: MAR60115 | WA course code: AVQ3 | CRICOS code: 086367B

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

MAR60115 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations - Marine Engineering Class 2

About this course

If you are interested in marine engineering, this is the course to choose. You will study mechanics, thermodynamics, electro technology and naval architecture. You will study mechanics, thermodynamics, electro-technology and naval architecture. During your studies you will learn about electrical, electronic and control engineering along with the operation and maintenance of marine engineering plant and equipment.

You will cover information relating to maritime resource management and how to provide leadership to crew members. This course is recognised by AMSA as part of the requirements for the award of a Certificate of Competency as an Engineer Class 2. Successful completion of this course requires sea time plus the AMSA oral examination which enables students to obtain the AMSA certificate.

Below are requirements for entry into this course. You must have the following to be considered:

  • be part of an AMSA approved engineer cadet program of at least 3 years duration OR
  • have completed the following documented qualifying seagoing service – a Certificate of competency which is at least 12 months of qualifying seagoing service on vessels at least 750 kW propulsion power while holding an Engineer Watchkeeper certificate OR its equivalent of which at least 9 months was on vessels using propulsion of the kind to which the certificate relates OR if holding an Engineer Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency or any other Certificate that AMSA considers to be at least equivalent to an Engineer Watchkeeper.

More information is available at the AMSA website ( Students are encouraged to check this website on a regular basis as frequent changes may occur.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12.

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Tuition fees

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If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Based on any certificates or qualifications that you may already hold, you MAY be required to undertake additional short course qualifications as specified by AMSA. This is an AMSA requirement for certification for all seafarers. The fees may be up $9,996 depending on your training.

More information is available at the AMSA website ( Students are encouraged to check this website on a regular basis as frequent changes may occur

Career opportunities

  • Marine Engineer (Class 1 or 2)
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