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Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.

Work as an engineer or chief engineer on vessel in waters to the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

This certificate will allow you to work as:

  • Chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 500 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Second engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 750 kilowatts within the EEZ
  • Chief or second engineer on vessels 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 3 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 3 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.

Important disclaimer

These instructions are 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.

New certificate

What do I need to do?

To obtain this certificate you will need to:

Certificate revalidation

A Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal certificate of competency expires five years after it is issued or revalidated. To keep working using your certificate you need to revalidate it every five years.

What do I need to do?

To revalidate 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 in the EEZ

What do I need to do?

To obtain this endorsement you will need to:

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

What do I need to do?

To obtain this endorsement you will need to:

Related information

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

Removing a restriction on your certificate

What do I need to do?

To remove an outboard engines only restriction you will need to:

Equivalent certificate

If you hold a Marine engine driver grade 3 certificate, issued by a state or the Northern Territory, we will give you a Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal certificate.

If your Marine engine driver grade 3 certificate has an endorsement or restriction, your Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal certificate of competency will have the same endorsement or restriction.

What do I need to do?

To get a Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 7 November 2018