MED 3 NC
MED 3 NC Courses are conducted as scheduled.
Practical and On Board course components are conducted at venues in Geelong and aboard our 17 m training vessel “Delphinus”.
Price – Full Fee for Service $1,559*
Price – if eligible for Funding $999*
*price not including Elements of Shipboard Safety
See our Price List for further course fee information.
Course Date information.
The MED 3 NC Course includes an Elements of Shipboard Safety component which can be completed in one of our scheduled ESS Courses. See ESS Timetables
The MED 3 NC Course includes the following components:
- Engineering Knowledge
- Elements of Shipboard Safety (Liferafting and Firefighting)
Please note: The MED 3 NC qualification includes First Aid Unit of Competency “HLTAID011 Provide first aid”. As Marine Training Services does not offer a First Aid Course, this unit will need to be completed with another course provider.
Upon successfully completing all course requirements participants will receive a certificate of course completion for the MAR20421 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal), a nationally accredited certificate recognised in all States and Territories in Australia.
Course applicants are required to have a good command of spoken and written English, and be able to make mathematical calculations.
The course includes physical activities while on board the training vessel and during in-water activities in the Elements of Shipboard Safety component.
Please note: To achieve an AMSA MED 3 NC Certificate of Competency, individuals are required to meet health and eyesight requirements as detailed in AMSA’s Marine Order 505 Certificates of Competency available at https://www.amsa.gov.au/about/regulations-and-standards/marine-order-505-certificates-competency-national-law
The course has been designed to be completed as scheduled.
The Theory for the follow course component can be completed Online/Remote Learning:
- Engineering Knowledge.
Attendance is required for:
- Elements of Shipboard Safety; and,
- On board/Practical Tuition and Assessment; and,
- Supervised Written Assessments.
MED 3 NC Course participants are required to attend all course components. The practical components of the course include, but are not limited to:
- vessel operation exercises
- in-water liferafting and survival activities
- use of flares
- use of firefighting equipment
Download Course Guide for more information
Certificate of Completion
The AMSA MED 3 (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3) NC Certificate of Competency (CoC) may allow the holder to perform the following duties:
- chief engineer on a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power <500 kW <EEZ
- chief engineer on a vessel with an outboard engine of unlimited propulsion power <EEZ
- second engineer on a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power <750 kW <EEZ
- assist an engineer in any tasks that may be required on board while working under the general supervision of the person in charge of the vessel’s engines <EEZ
- work in the engine room of a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power <3000 kW <EEZ
To achieve an AMSA MED 3 NC CoC you are required to successfully complete the following:
- MAR20421 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal) Course
- AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) (Assessed during course delivery and valid for 12 months)
- Sea Service (as detailed below)
- First Aid (Unit HLTAID011 Provide first aid)
- AMSA Certificate of Competency Application Requirements
Marine Training Services does not offer a First Aid Course.
AMSA Certificate of Competency Application requirements include being at least 16 years old and meeting medical and eyesight requirements.
MED 3 NC Certificate of Competency Qualifying Sea Service
With AMSA approved task book:
At least 20 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel with propulsion power ≥75 kW that includes at least 10 days on a vessel with an inboard diesel engine.
Without AMSA approved task book:
At least 60 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel with propulsion power ≥75 kW that includes at least 30 days on a vessel with an inboard diesel engine.
In each case the qualifying sea service must be completed while performing duties as a general purpose hand (whether certificated or not), Coxswain Grade 1 NC, Coxswain Grade 2 NC, assistant to a marine engine driver, chief engineer or second engineer.