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Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.

This qualification lets you act as a chief engineer, or a second engineer.

This certificate will allow you to work as:

  • Chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 750 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 1500 kilowatts within the EEZ.
  • Chief or second engineer on a vessel with outboard engines within the EEZ.
  • An assistant under the direct supervision of the chief engineer.
  • In the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal certificate you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date.
  • Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.

For more information, select what you need to apply for below.

Syllabus

Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.

Important disclaimer

These instructions provide summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013 and National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D—Crew competencies. These documents have full details of the eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.

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What do I need to do?

To obtain this certificate you will need to:

Certificate revalidation

A Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal certificate of competency expires five years after it is issued or renewed. To keep working using your certificate you need to renew it every five years.

What do I need to do?

To renew your certificate you will need to:

Endorsements and restrictions

You may apply for the following endorsements on your certificate:

  • endorsement as chief engineer on vessels with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts
  • endorsement as chief engineer on specific vessel(s) with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts.

Endorsement as chief engineer on vessels with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts

What do I need to do?

To obtain an endorsement to command a vessel that is carrying passengers you will need to:

Endorsement as chief engineer on specific vessel(s) with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts

What do I need to do?

To obtain an endorsement to command a vessel that is carrying passengers you will need to:

Related information

If you would like to find out more about endorsements, refer to the National Regulator Endorsements Approval 2014.

Equivalent certificate

If you hold a Marine engine driver grade 2 certificate, issued by a state or the Northern Territory, we will give you a Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal certificate.

If your Marine engine driver grade 2 certificate has an endorsement or restriction, your Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal certificate of competency will be have the same endorsement or restriction.

What do I need to do?

To get a Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 7 November 2018