Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2)

This qualification is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry in charge of operating vessels with a propulsion power of up to 750 kW.


Total number of units = 16 units

16 core units

Core units



Equipment Checking and Maintenance

add topic MARB3006A

Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems

add topic MARB3007A

Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems


Equipment Operations

add topic MARC2001A

Complete engine room tasks

add topic MARC2002A

Maintain hull out of water

add topic MARC2003A

Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment

add topic MARC2004A

Operate deck machinery

add topic MARC2007A

Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems

add topic MARC3001A

Manage fuel systems

add topic MARC3005A

Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems

add topic MARC3007A

Operate electrical systems


Operational Quality and Safety

add topic MARF1001A

Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

add topic MARF1002A

Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

add topic MARF1005A

Meet work health and safety requirements

add topic MARF1006A

Survive at sea using survival craft



add topic MARJ2001A

Follow environmental work practices


add topic BSBWOR203B

Work effectively with others


    Pathways into the qualification

    MAR20213 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3)

    Pathways from the qualification

    MAR40213 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 as described in Part D of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Certification will require achievement of the MAR30213 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2) and other requirements; people seeking certification should check with AMSA.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the maritime industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Complete required records

Read and interpret manufacturer specifications and safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Write simple reports


Encourage, acknowledge and act upon constructive feedback provided by others in the workgroup

Plan and sequence tasks in conjunction with others involved in or affected by maintenance work

Provide support to team members to ensure work group goals are met


Make suggestions for improved environmental work practices

Recognise risks to fellow workers and other people and take action to eliminate or reduce them

Take action promptly to address problems that may arise when following vessel abandonment procedures

Initiative and enterprise

Provide ideas to control the level of risk associated with work tasks

Recognise faulty equipment and take appropriate action

Take appropriate action in response to an accidental spillage or safety incident during refuelling and fuel transfer operations

Planning and organising

Develop work plan and sequence in conjunction with others involved in or affected by plan, according to organisational procedures

Monitor and maintain stock levels and consumables at required levels

Plan maintenance activities according to technical, legislative, safety and procedural specifications


Identify threats to survival and outline treatment options

Maintain collaboration and communication with others to support the safety and efficiency of the firefighting operation

Make contributions to the review of environmental work practices and policies within limits of own responsibility


Participate in training, musters and emergency drills

Practise survival techniques

Undertake participation in fire drills and musters to ensure readiness for fire emergencies


Operate survival radio equipment according to manufacturer instructions and regulatory protocols

Regularly check firefighting equipment and take appropriate action to ensure that it is operational

Select and use technology appropriate to a task