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MED 1 Upgrade Course

3 October, 2022 @ 07:00 - 21 October, 2022 @ 16:00 AEST


Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal – MED 1 UPGRADE

This course is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as;

  • Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW.
  • or Second Engineer’s on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Firstly you need a MAR30821 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (MED2 NC).  Secondly there is qualifying sea service as per the maritime authority, click here.

There are 29 units of Competency in the MED 1

    Total number of units = 29 units
    29 core units

    • BSBWOK201 – Work effectively with others
    • MARA024 – Manage vessel stability
    • MARB032 – Undertake basic maintenance of electrical systems
    • MARB034 – Carry out basic welding, brazing, cutting and machining operations on a coastal vessel
    • MARB041 – Manage refuelling
    • MARB047 – Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
    • MARB048 – Undertake maintenance of machinery, machinery systems and structural components
    • MARC033 – Complete engine room tasks
    • MARC034 – Maintain hull out of water
    • MARC035 – Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment
    • MARC036 – Operate deck machinery
    • MARC039 – Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems
    • MARC040 – Manage fuel systems
    • MARC041 – Operate and monitor marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems
    • MARC042 – Operate electrical systems
    • MARC050 – Operate auxiliary machinery systems up to 1500 kW
    • MARC053 – Operate marine internal combustion engines and associated systems up to 1500 kW
    • MARC054 – Operate propulsion transmission systems up to 1500 kW
    • MARC047 – Undertake maintenance of 240 to 440 voltage alternating current electrical systems
    • MARG009 – Manage an engine room and small engineering team in emergencies
    • MARJ006 – Follow environmental work practices
    • MARJ007 – Monitor environmental management on a vessel
    • MARL001 – Carry out engineering calculations
    • RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces

    PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR CERTIFICATE please provide the following:

    • Your Elements of Shipboard of Safety (ESS) certificate
      • MARF027 – Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
      • MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
      • MARF029 – Meet work health and safety requirements
      • MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft
    • A copy of a current first aid certificate
    • A completed task book or a copy of your sea time evidence that you are going to submit to AMSA

    While these do not have to be completed before you commence study they must be produced before your certificate can be issued.


    Virtual Classrooms – Same as the Classroom Sessions delivered via Zoom. 2 weeks
    Practical Assessment – Gold Coast City Marina for 3 days

    Course Structure

    Virtual Classroom sessions  can be completed in 2 weeks, we start at 0800 – 1600 Monday to Friday. We will try and accommodate everyone in the class by not moving any quicker than the group can cope with, so while we have allocated 2 weeks, however, it may be completed earlier. You will be required to complete your assignments in the evening and work on weekends to complete your coursework. All students will be assessed practically tt the Gold Coast City Marina or offsite for Corporate Clients or groups of 8 or more, provided all the resources required have been audited and approved.


3 October, 2022 @ 07:00 AEST
21 October, 2022 @ 16:00 AEST
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