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    [According to Department of Education and Training, This occupation may be removed from SOL list in future years.]

    SHIP'S ENGINEER

      Alternative Title:
        Marine Engineer

      Controls and manages the operation and maintenance of a ship's plant and equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

      Skill Level: 1

      Specialisations:

        Mechanical Engineering Officer (Navy)
        Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer (Navy)
    Ships-Engineer
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Ship's Engineer is $ 125,737 for male employees and $ 106,223 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 50.1 Females: 49.8 Persons: 50.1
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2312 Marine transport professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



    Australian visa options for Marine Engineer (Ship's Engineer)

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    489 Visa
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    457 Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
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    Ship's Engineer
    231212
    AMSA

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    Ship's Engineer job description, duties and education requirements

    UNIT GROUP 2312 MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS

      MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.


      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Registration or licensing is required.


      Tasks Include:

      • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
      • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
      • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
      • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship's systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
      • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
      • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
      • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
      • navigating a ship by supervising the ship's course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
      • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
      • conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship's life to ensure standards are maintained

      Occupations:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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