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Newcastle Maritime Training Centre - TAFE NSW - Hunter Institute

The Newcastle Maritime Centre is located on the Newcastle Campus of Hunter Institute of TAFE NSW. With 16 campuses across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, just north of Sydney, and 50,000 enrolments per year, TAFE NSW Hunter Institute is the largest provider of quality vocational education and training in Australia.

The Port of Newcastle provides the perfect environment for a centre of excellence in maritime and marine studies. The Newcastle Maritime Training Centre is noted for its marine engineering education and training and for its specialist facilities in marine electrical, electronics and programmable logic control. It also houses state of the art ship and boat building and composites workshops.

The Centre is a provider of deck training and is able to train students from entry to Master III Diploma level. We specialise in STCW95 entry level courses which are required by any student seeking to work in the passenger ship and super yacht sectors of the maritime industry.Our courses are of relevance to commercial and recreational mariners alike.

The Centre is also able to cater for International Students interested in studying Marine Engineering.

The Centre maintains strong links with industry and other training bodies through membership in Australasian Network of Maritime Educators and Trainers Incorporated (ANMET) and in the Association of Maritime Education and Training Institutions in the Asia-Pacific (AMETIAP). It is a founding member of the MASTER Alliance, an education, training and research association of premier maritime and seafood training organisations across the Asia Pacific.


The facilities that the Newcastle Maritime Training Centre can provide include:

  • An engine control room with state-of-the-art switchboard
  • Extensive marine electronic/electrical workshops
  • Heat engine laboratory
  • Fully operational shipboard auxiliary boiler system
  • JRCS main engine monitoring and protection system
  • AMOS marine management system
  • Extensive boat building workshop
  • Reinforced plastics and composites workshop
  • Industry standard computer hull design program
  • Dedicated fire training ground


    The courses offered by the Maritime Training Centre include:

    • Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Transport & Distribution (Marine Engineering) (Second and Chief Engineer)
    • Diploma in Transport & Distribution (Marine Engineering) (Watchkeeping)
    • Certificate II in Transport & Distribution (Marine Engine Driver 3)
    • Certificate III in Transport & Distribution (Marine Engine Driver 2)
    • Certificate IV in Transport & Distribution (Marine Engine Driver 1)
    • Certificate I in Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Marine Safety & Pre-Sea Skills) (Deckhand)
    • Certificate II in Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Marine Coxswain)
    • Certificate III in Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Marine Master Class 5)
    • Certificate IV in Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Marine Master Class 4)
    • Diploma in Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations) (Marine Master Class 3)
    • Basic Elements of Shipboard Safety
    • Boat and Ship Building Trade
    • Small Craft Surveying
    • Steam Plant Operation
    • Marine First Aid
    • Marine Fire Prevention and Control
    • GMDSS
    • STCW95 (Engineers) Revalidation and Upgrade courses and some elements of the STCW95 Upgrade for Deck Officers (Marine Fire Fighting, Medical Refresher, Survival)
    • AMSA Oral Preparation for Watchkeepers and Engineers
    • Advanced Electrical Control Systems and Advanced Electrical Electronic Systems
    • International Shipping Management Codes
    • Advanced Marine Fire Prevention and Control
    • Marine Sea Survival
    • Marine Painting Techniques
    • Oil, Chemical and Gas Tanker Safety Operations
    • Bridge simulator
    For further information on Marine Engineering Courses please contact:

    Hunter Institute of TAFE,
    Locked Bag 45,
    HRMC Newcastle 2310

    Marine Engineering: Mr. Aziz.Adebayo on 61 02 4923 7845 or email

    Maritime Operations: Mr. John Gates on 61 02 4923 7860 or email

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