Marine Engineering; Maritime Operations; Watchkeeping & Other Courses at Newcastle Maritime Training Centre

HUNTER INSTITUTE TAFE NSW

Hunter TAFE is a part of the largest vocational education and training organization in Australia, with 15 campuses, an annual enrolment of over 55,000 students and 2,500 expert teachers and support staff. Hunter provides a wide variety of programs from Short Courses and Certificates to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas and various pathways to university.

Many of the programs offered at Hunter TAFE articulating into degrees and post-graduate study at university. The programs are offered through a range of delivery modes, such as in the workplace, online, face to face and a combination of these modes to enable each individual ease of access to training.

Hunter TAFE Workforce Development Consultancy Services are focused on assisting industry in the region adopt high performance work practices; support employees to upgrade their skills; adapt to technological change and increase productivity. This tailored training and personalized business approach ensures that Hunter TAFE is meeting the dynamic and ever changing workforce demands of the regional businesses.

Training Programs

Maritime Programs

  • Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal) Diploma: This marine engineer training course focuses on developing the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a Marine Engineer Class 3.
  • Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) Certificate II: This coxswains course will teach you to take charge of a commercial marine vessel up to 12 meters in length and with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500kW for an inboard engine.
  • Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper) Diploma: This engineer watchkeeper course focuses on developing the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a marine engineer watchkeeper on board seagoing vessels.
  • Maritime Operations Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal Certificate IV: This marine engine driving course is for people wanting to work as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 onboard a seagoing vessel where the main propulsion machinery does not exceed 1500kW.
  • Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1) Advanced Diploma: This maritime operations training focuses on developing the skills and knowledge required to perform the various specialized tasks required of Marine Engineers Class 1 on vessels of unlimited propulsion power.
  • Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2) Advanced Diploma: This marine engineering course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge you need to perform the various specialized tasks of a Marine Engineer Class 2 on ships of any propulsion power globally.
  • Maritime Operations (Master Up to 24 Meters Near Coastal) Certificate III: This Master Up to 24 Meters Near Coastal course will help you to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a Master mariner on commercial vessels up to 24 meters in length, within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Maritime Operations (Master Up to 35 Meters Near Coastal) Certificate IV: This maritime course focuses on the development of practical skills and knowledge, required to work as a Master on vessels up to 35 Meters in length, or as a Mate on vessels up to 80 metres in length.
  • Maritime Operations (Master Up to 500 GT or Master 80 Meters) Diploma: This qualification is suitable for people who wish to work in the maritime industry as a Master, Chief Mate or Watchkeeper Deck on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage (GT) in any operating area, or as Master or Chief Mate of vessels less than 3000 GT operating in near coastal waters.
  • Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck) Diploma: Hunter TAFE offers this Diploma qualification for people who wish to work in the maritime industry as a Watchkeeper Deck.

Logistics Programs

  • Warehousing Operations Certificate II & III: This course is for people who want to work in the warehousing and storage industry. You will learn how to coordinate goods for distribution to customer and perform a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes. You will also learn how to use inventory systems to conduct stock counts and apply product knowledge to organize receipts and dispatches.