If you would like to step up your maritime game and work as an Engineer Class 1 on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area, this is the course for you! This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 1, as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012.
You'll learn to operate and maintain ship power systems exceeding 1,000 volts; apply advanced principles of marine electrotechnology. mechanics, engineering thermodynamics; and trim, stability and stress; demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers, machinery and systems; and gain advanced knowledge of marine control systems and automation, marine electrical systems, and ship operations and maintenance.
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Advance to one of the top tier roles in the maritime industry and become a Chief Marine Engineer in international waters.
Forge your career in marine engineering and be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are maritime specialists, as you learn to lead the operations of engine room machinery and all engineering equipment throughout a vessel, to ensure a safe and smooth journey at sea.
Grow practical knowledge of how to operate and maintain ship power systems exceeding 1,000 volts; apply advanced principles of marine electrotechnology, mechanics and control systems, learn managing safety of a vessel, crew and passengers and grow your leadership and managerial capability.
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. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 1 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012.
Visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website(opens in a new tab) for details regarding required sea service and certification requirements.
Learn in specialist facilities
Situated in the port city of Fremantle, SM TAFE’s Fremantle campus includes some of the most comprehensive facilities for training in the country, with advanced training equipment and highly experienced and qualified lecturing staff. SM TAFE’s maritime training integrates simulator technology, a fleet of three vessels, biological and computing laboratories, along with engineering, seamanship and aquaculture workshops.
You can learn real-world skills in the ship, bridge and engineering simulator training suite and become job ready for your role. The technology used features the most advanced mathematical modelling and shipping databases in the world and the hardware replicates the current equipment installed on seagoing ships.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.