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.


Total number of units = 17 units

17 core units

Core units



Operational Quality and Safety

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Follow vessel security procedures

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Observe personal safety and social responsibility

add topic MARF3005A

Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel

add topic MARF3006A

Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment

add topic MARF3007A

Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel

add topic MARF5002A

Provide medical first aid on board a vessel


Marine Engineering

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Apply advanced principles of marine electrotechnology

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Apply advanced principles of marine engineering thermodynamics

add topic MARL6007A

Apply advanced principles of marine mechanics

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Apply advanced principles of naval architecture

add topic MARL6017A

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers

add topic MARL6018A

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and systems

add topic MARL6019A

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine control systems and automation

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Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine diesel engines and systems

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Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine electrical systems

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Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine steam turbines and main boilers

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Demonstrate advanced knowledge of ship operation and maintenance


    Pathways into the qualification

    MAR60113 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)

    Pathways from the qualification

    Not applicable

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 an Engineer Class 1 as described in Marine Orders Part 3: Seagoing Qualifications under the Navigation Act 2012 by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Certification will require achievement of the MAR60313 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1) 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:


Prepare incident reports

Prepare required documentation and verify accuracy

Read and interpret written information needed to perform complex calculations


Ascertain chain of command of designated personnel

Identify and follow appropriate actions for maintaining security and safety of self, others and the vessel

Make contributions to risk assessments


Check vessel for hazards using itemised checklists according to the safety management system

Evaluate viability and potential problems of new systems and advanced specialist vessels

Identify, interpret and process complex numerical and graphical information required to analyse marine engineering functions and shipboard engineering related problems

Initiative and enterprise

Identify and interpret numerical and graphical information, and perform mathematical calculations to perform tasks

Improvise treatment and associated resources

Provide suggestions to improve future operations

Planning and organising

Evaluate factors involved in commissioning new electrical plant

Identify, collate and process information required to perform complex calculations

Plan an appropriate first aid response in line with established first aid principles, policies and procedures


Interpret and fulfil individual rights and responsibilities on board a vessel

Recognise own role and responsibilities

Undertake WHS/OHS housekeeping in own work area


Analyse Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW) crew training requirements and implications for emergency response, administration, operation and maintenance

Assess own work outcomes and maintain knowledge of current codes, standards, regulations and industry practices

Identify WHS/OHS training needs of crew


Operate location devices, including radio equipment

Use calculators to perform complex mathematical calculations

Use electrical measuring and testing instruments