MED 3 NC
MED 3 NC Courses are conducted as scheduled or by Remote Learning.
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.
Or complete Theory by Remote Learning at any time
Further Remote Learning 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 Full Time MED 3 NC Courses is conducted over 2 weeks. The course has been designed to be completed as timetabled.
If required Fee for Service students may be given up to 12 months from course commencement to successfully complete all course requirements.
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 practical course components, these include but are not limited to:
- vessel operation exercises
- in-water liferafting and survival activities
- use of flares
- use of firefighting equipment
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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.