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Marine Technician

As a Marine Technician you may work in a boat workshop or combined workshop on inboard and outboard boat engines and equipment. Your work would include diagnosis of problems, repair and servicing of engines and engine components, cooling and petrol fuel systems and clutch assemblies.

Summary of Training

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Install marine engines, controls and instruments
  • Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems
  • Install marine electrical systems and components
  • Apply knowledge of engine science
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Drive and manoeuvre trailers
  • Use and maintain automotive electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair electrical braking systems
  • Inspect, test and service batteries
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and warning systems
  • Diagnose and repair marine steering systems
  • Diagnose and repair marine outboard engines
  • Inspect and service marine outboard engines
  • Inspect and service marine inboard engines
  • Inspect and service marine outboard and stern drive transmissions
  • Inspect and service marine inboard transmissions
  • Inspect and service marine inboard propeller drive systems
  • Inspect, service and repair electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems
  • Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • Install marine jet drive propulsion systems
  • Diagnose and repair marine jet drive propulsion systems
  • Use cranes, gantries and forklifts to launch and recover vessels
  • Interpret technical drawing

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

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Automotive Retail, Service and Repair

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Marine

IICertificate II
IIICertificate III
IVCertificate IV
DDiploma
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Automotive & Boating

Work Type
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10910

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Marine Technician - AUR30516
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 15 20 20 10 5 5 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

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.

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