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    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]

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

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    491 Visa
    Permanent
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    186 Visa TRT
    494 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Ship's Engineer
    231212
    AMSA
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    17
    Business Visas
    Assessment
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    19
    187 visa - TRT stream
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    Far North Queensland DAMA
    NT DAMA
    WA DAMA
    Townsville North Queensland DAMA

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    Sponsorship options for Ship's Engineer
    190 Visa Sponsorship
    491 Visa Sponsorship
    New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
    NSWNSW’s Subclass 190 Visa Allocation for 2023-24:
    2,650 places

    NSWNSW’s Subclass 491 Visa Allocation for 2023-24:
    1,500 places
    NSWNew South Wales 190 Visa


    NSW Regional areas 491 Visa
    Pathway 1 (Stream A)
    Pathway 2 (Stream B)
    Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
    VICVictoria Subclass 190 Visa Allocation
    2023-24: 2,700 places
    2024-25: 3,000 places

    VICVictoria Subclass 491 Visa Allocation
    2023-24: 600 places
    2024-25: 2000 places
    VICVictoria 190 Visa


    VICVictoria 491 Visa

    VICVictoria Graduates 190 Visa

    VICVictoria Graduates 491 Visa

    Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
    QLDQueensland’s Quota for Subclass 190 Visa in 2023-24:
    900 places

    QLDQueensland’s Quota for Subclass 491 Visa in 2023-24:
    650 places
    QLDQueensland 190 Visa - Offshore



    QLDQueensland 491 Visa - Offshore

    QLD QLD
    QLD QLD
    QLD QLDQueensland 491 Visa Small Business Owner Pathway

    Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
    SASubclass 190 Visa Nomination Allocation for South Australia in the 2023-24 Program:
    1,100 places

    SASubclass 491 Visa Nomination Allocation for South Australia in the 2023-24 Program:
    1,200 places
    SASouth Australia 190 Visa SASouth Australia 491 Visa
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    Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
    WAWestern Australia's Nomination Quota Availability for the 2023-24 Subclass 190 Visa Program:
    1,500 places

    WA INVITATION ROUND - 190 Visa
    Minimum EOI score
    WA residents
    Outside WA applicants
    WAWestern Australia's Nomination Quota Availability for the 2023-24 Subclass 491 Visa Program:
    850 places

    WA INVITATION ROUND - 491 Visa
    Minimum EOI score
    WA residents
    Outside WA applicants
    WAWestern Australia 190 Visa

    WAWestern Australia 491 Visa

    WAWestern Australia Graduates 190 Visa

    WAWestern Australia Graduates 491 Visa

    Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
    NTNT’s allocation for subclass 190 visa in 2023-24:
    250 places

    MigrationNT has suspended the acceptance of new nomination applications for a 190 visa due to insufficient nomination allocations in 2023-24 program.

    NTNT’s allocation for subclass 491 visa in 2023-24:
    400 places

    MigrationNT has stopped the acceptance of new nomination applications for a 491 visa due to insufficient nomination allocations in 2023-24 program.
    NTNorthern Territory 190 Visa
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    NTNorthern Territory 491 Visa
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    NTJob Offer Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, offshore applicants must have a job offer from an NT business or organization that has been operating in the NT for at least 12 months. The job offer must be for a position in the applicant's nominated occupation and must be based in the NT.
    NTJob Offer Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, offshore applicants must have a job offer from an NT business or organization that has been operating in the NT for at least 12 months. The job offer must be for a position in the applicant's nominated occupation and must be based in the NT.
    NTNT Family Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, applicants or their partner must have an eligible relative in the NT who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or holds one of the eligible visas(eg 491 494 489 visas or a bridging visa granted in association with an application for a Skilled Regional Visa subclass 887 or Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) subclass 191 visa);
    NTNT Family Stream - For Offshore Applicants
    To be eligible for this stream, applicants or their partner must have an eligible relative in the NT who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or holds one of the eligible visas(eg 491 494 489 visas or a bridging visa granted in association with an application for a Skilled Regional Visa subclass 887 or Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) subclass 191 visa)
    NT NT
    NT NT
    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
    ACTACT’s allocation for subclass 190 visa:
    2023-24: 600 places
    2024-25: 1000 places

    ACT INVITATION ROUND - 190 Visa
    Minimum Matrix score
    Canberra residents
    Overseas applicants


    ACTACT’s allocation for subclass 491 visa:
    2023-24: 600 places
    2024-25: 800 places

    ACT INVITATION ROUND - 491 Visa
    Minimum Matrix score
    Canberra residents
    Overseas applicants
    ACTCanberra 190 Visa

    ACTCanberra 491 Visa

    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 190 Visa

    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 491 Visa

    Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
    TASAllocation of Nomination Quotas for Subclass 190 Visa in Tasmania's 2023-24 Program:
    600 places

    TASAllocation of Nomination Quotas for Subclass 491 Visa in Tasmania's 2023-24 Program:
    600 places
    TASTasmania 190 Visa


    TASTasmania 491 Visa


    Source: DHA, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

    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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