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Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover both near coastal and ocean going maritime operations areas of work.

‘Transport and Logistics’ ‘ Aviation’ and ‘Seafood Industry’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the MAR (release 4) Training Package.

The Maritime Training Package MAR (release 4) includes 26 qualifications and 16 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

MAR20116 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a Linesperson engaged in a range of tasks in mooring and unmooring operations.

MAR20313 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal in the maritime industry in command a commercial marine vessel: up to 12 metres in length; with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kW for an inboard engine. It may carry passengers on this vessel: inshore; or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

MAR20413 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)

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).

MAR30113 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)

This qualification is appropriate for those working in entry level positions in the maritime industry as general crew members on a ship, carrying out maintenance and lookout duties on decks and in commercial ship engine rooms. 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.

MAR30115 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Steam)

This qualification is suitable for a Chief Engineer of a vessel that has steam as its main method of propulsion with propulsion power up to 750 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver (Steam) by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

MAR30116 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)

Suitable training for people working in the rating stream in the maritime industry as a crew member on a ship, carrying out maintenance and lookout duties on decks and in ship engine rooms. Integrated ratings steer a vessel under the direction of the officer of the watch, and work on deck and in the engine room under the direction of the officer of the watch.

MAR30215 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)

This qualification is suitable for people who assist marine surveyors or who undertake administration duties in the maritime industry and/or marine surveying sector. The qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for accreditation as a statutory marine surveyor of domestic commercial vessels by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

MAR30315 - Certificate III in Marina Operations

Appropriate training for for people working in the marina industry performing a range of tasks such as berthing, mooring and storage of vessels and a range of boatyard tasks connected to sailing, cruising and general boating.

MAR30415 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery)

This qualification is suitable for persons carrying out marine cook duties on a ship. It is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Cook by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

MAR30813 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

A suitable qualification for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

MAR30913 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a Master on commercial vessels up to 24 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

MAR31013 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters)

Suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a Master Inland Waters on commercial vessels up to 24 metres in length

MAR40113 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)

This qualification is suitable for people working the maritime industry in charge of the Integrated Ratings on a ship.  They are responsible for implementing the planned maintenance system and maintaining relevant stores.

MAR40115 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a domestic commercial vessel surveyor assistant. The qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for accreditation as a surveyor of domestic commercial vessels by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

MAR40116 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)

Appropriate for people working in the maritime industry in charge of the Integrated Ratings on a ship, who are responsible for implementing the planned maintenance system and maintaining relevant stores.

MAR40513 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

MAR40613 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

This qualification is suitable for those sailing as Master on vessels up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.

MAR50115 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper)

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. The qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as an Engineer Watchkeeper by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). 

MAR50215 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)

This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a domestic commercial vessel marine surveyor. The qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for accreditation as a surveyor of domestic commercial vessels by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

MAR50315 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Watchkeeper Deck.

This qualification meets some of the requirements for the certification as a Watchkeeper (Deck) as described in Marine Orders 70, 71 and 74 under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

MAR50415 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Master, Chief Mate or Watchkeeper Deck on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage (GT) in any operating area.

This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master <500 GT as described in Marine Order 70 and 71 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

MAR50613 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

MAR60115 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)

This qualification is suitable for people who work as an Engineer Class 2 in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. The qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 2 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012.

MAR60215 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1)

This qualification is suitable for people who work as an Engineer Class 1 in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. The qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 1 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012.

MAR60315 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Master in the maritime industry on ships of any gross tonnage in any operating area.

This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master (Unlimited) as described in Marine Orders 70 and 71(2014) under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MAR20313 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Annual Commencements 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
MAR30113 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
MAR30813 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
MAR30913 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)
Annual Commencements 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MAR20116 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MAR20313 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 6 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
MAR20413 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 6 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T *
MAR30113 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MAR30115 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Steam)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MAR30116 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T *
MAR30215 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MAR30315 - Certificate III in Marina Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
MAR30415 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MAR30813 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T *
MAR30913 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T *
MAR31013 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master Inland Waters)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MAR40113 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MAR40115 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MAR40116 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MAR40513 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
MAR40613 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T *
MAR50115 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A * T
MAR50215 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MAR50315 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A * T
MAR50415 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MAR50613 - Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MAR60115 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MAR60215 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MAR60315 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MAR20116 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)
Availability
MAR20313 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Availability
MAR20413 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)
Availability
MAR30113 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)
Availability
MAR30116 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)
Availability
MAR30315 - Certificate III in Marina Operations
Availability
MAR30813 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
Availability
MAR30913 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)
Availability
MAR40513 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Availability
MAR40613 - Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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