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Gain trade qualifications in marine mechanical technology

Embark on a career in the marine industry with this entry-level course. This course is an excellent pathway to gaining an apprenticeship or employment as a marine technician.

Australia is recognised as a global leader in the marine repair and maintenance industry, with exceptional repair facilities located on our vast shorelines and a global reputation for quality service. The industry relies on skilled workers to meet the high-quality manufacturing and servicing standards required, and is prepared to invest in its workers to develop the skills required.

You will develop the skills to perform a range of basic mechanical service tasks, work on inboard and outboard boat engines and equipment, and inspect and service engines. You will also learn about marine transmissions, propeller drive and jet drive propulsion systems, electronic and ignition systems and inboard marine hull equipment and instruments. Hands-on training is delivered in our world-class workshops with the latest marine equipment.

Gain entry to the marine mechanical service and repair sector by completing this entry-level course and gaining the practical experience and technical knowledge to work in this industry. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, this course may contribute to a trade qualification. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera Marine

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DURATION

Part time: 9 months / 1 day per week

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Kurt Trask

Local education produces global recognition

Winning the gold medal at the National Worldskills Competition last year was a huge honour for me. I am extremely grateful for my TAFE Gold Coast teachers who will continue to mentor me leading into the International Worldskills Competition to be held in Brazil later this year. The positive experience I have had completing my course, is a life long experience that I have shared and would recommend to anyone considering securing a role within the automotive trades industry.

Kurt Trask
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera Marine 2 Feb 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Students should contact their School Careers Officer.
  • To enrol students should be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course.
  • Students must be in Year 10, 11 or 12.
  • Please note: Year 12 students need to be aware of the end date of the course and ensure every effort is made to attend every lesson, as any extension may impact the QCE cut offs.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.
  • Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study.

Occupational Health and Safety is a critical unit in your course. It is normally a prerequisite to all of the units in the qualification and generally completed within your first two weeks of class. You cannot attend any work experience without already holding this unit or completing it in class.

Funding options are available for students that have not currently enrolled in a VET in Schools qualification.  It is important that you carefully consider your course choice before applying. Please speak to your Careers Officer at school for further information.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera Marine
50 Waterway Drive
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

Students will need to wear steel capped safety work boots, a long sleeved top and safety glasses.

Timetable

Classes will be held on Fridays from 8.00am-3.45pm for 9 months at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Marine Training Centre, 50 Waterway Drive, Coomera.

Placement

Students will be required to complete up to 200 hours work experience prior to the end of the course.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must demonstrate competency in 18 units, 12 core and 6 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA001 Use numbers in an automotive workplace Core
AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace information Core
AURAFA005 Write routine texts in an automotive workplace Core
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace Core
AURETK001 Identify, select and use low voltage electrical test equipment Elective
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles Elective
AURRTE001 Carry out wet run tests on vessel outboard engines Elective
AURRTE002 Inspect and service marine outboard engines Core
AURRTE003 Inspect and service marine inboard engines Core
AURRTQ001 Inspect and service marine inboard propeller drive systems Core
AURRTQ002 Inspect and service marine jet drive propulsion systems Core
AURRTX001 Inspect and service marine outboard and stern drive transmissions Core
AURRTX002 Inspect and service marine inboard transmissions Core
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives Elective
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems Elective
AURTTF001 Inspect and service petrol fuel systems Elective
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

This program receives VET in Schools funding, therefore is fee free for eligible secondary school students.  Please visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-organisations/funded-programs/vetis.html for further information or speak with one of our Customer Service Consultants on (07) 5581 8300.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

The employment outcomes of Certificate II in Marine Mechanical Technology would see an individual working in the marine mechanical service and repair industry.

Successful completion of this course will allow students to obtain 4 points towards their QCE. 

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR30516 Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Marine Mechanic
  • Marine Serviceperson

Kurt Trask

Local education produces global recognition

Winning the gold medal at the National Worldskills Competition last year was a huge honour for me. I am extremely grateful for my TAFE Gold Coast teachers who will continue to mentor me leading into the International Worldskills Competition to be held in Brazil later this year. The positive experience I have had completing my course, is a life long experience that I have shared and would recommend to anyone considering securing a role within the automotive trades industry.

Kurt Trask
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

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Orientation

Orientation:  An Orientation session will be held in class on the first day.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 22 November 2017

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