Queensland Marine Training Services

Distance Learning Program

MAR30818 Certificate III in Maritime Operations

(Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) 

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Method of Delivery

QMTS understands the pressures of modern life including work, family and lifestyle demands and are committed to providing a flexible, supportive learning environment in which to deliver this qualification.

The units of the MAR30818 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) are delivered over 12 months as a self-paced, self-directed distance learning program supported by a 6 day workshop (in class face to face training).

The delivery of the qualification is facilitated through a blend of different modes including:

  • Workshops (delivered in class – face to face training held bi-monthly)
  • Online Training (including webinars and skype training sessions to facilitate one on one training)
  • Self paced and self-directed learning
  • An AMSA Workplace Task Book completed in a real workplace under the supervision of a suitably qualified person and authenticated by QMTS may be required before a qualification can be issued.
  • The flexibility of the program allows each student additional hours of supervised instruction, if required, by attending more than one workshop.
  • All students have access to their own trainer available via phone (Mon to Fri 0900 – 1700) or email and text (at any time) for additional support.
Practical Assessment

Prior to attending a practical assessment

  • Students must complete all the theory assessments and a Workplace Task Book if required
  • Students must complete an on-line application (AMSA Form 426) and provide us with all the required documents identified in the application form
  • Students will be allowed 3 attempts in required for all practical tasks
Qualification – Units of Competency

This qualification consists of 17 core units which must all be completed to satisfy the requirements of the training package.

Please refer to the Course Information Sheet for more details on unit specifics.


Workshop Dates

2019         07 Jan – 14 Jan (Manly, Brisbane)

2019          04 Mar – 11 Mar (Manly, Brisbane)

2019          07 May – 28 May (Manly, Brisbane)

2019          05 Aug – 30 Aug (Manly, Brisbane)

2020          13 Jan – 03 Feb (Manly, Brisbane)

2020          05 May – 25 May (Manly, Brisbane)

2020          24 Aug – 14 Sept (Manly, Brisbane)


MARSS00008 – Shipboard Safety Skill Set Course Dates

(A Shipboard Safety Skill Set is delivered at the beginning of each workshop)

2019          30 Jan – 01 Feb (Manly, Brisbane)

2019          26 Feb – 28 Feb (Manly, Brisbane)

2019          01 May – 03 May (Manly, Brisbane)

2019          26 Jun – 28 Jun (Manly, Brisbane)

2019          31 Jul – 02 Aug (Manly, Brisbane)

2019           30 Oct – 01 Nov (Manly, Brisbane)

2020           08 Jan – 10 Jan (Manly, Brisbane)

2020           29 Apr – 01 May (Manly, Brisbane)

2020           24 Jun – 26 Jun (Manly, Brisbane)

2020           19 Aug – 21 Aug (Manly, Brisbane)

2020           25 Nov – 27 Nov (Manly, Brisbane)

Credit transfer or Recognition to Prior Learning (RPL) may be available for units within this Qualification. Please contact QMTS Administration for further information.
Classroom Location

The QMTS Training Centre is located at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly, Brisbane.

For further information, bookings and enrolments

Contact QMTS Administration on 0498 489 405 or click on the button below and complete our online enquiry form. 

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MAR30818 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)| MED 2 | Brisbane Queensland

Page last updated 22 August 2019