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(Note: an Engineer Class 3 may gain cross credit to an Engineer Watchkeeper).

Minimum Age: 18 years. 

Prerequisite Certificate: Fiji School Leaving Certificate majoring in Maths, English and Physics.

Required Sea Service:

(a) have completed not less than 18 months seagoing service served on ships of not less than 750 kW, in the engine department and in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and

or 

(b) completed approved education and training (cadetship) of at least 36 months, which includes on board training documented in an approved training record book and meet the standards of competence specified in Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended

or 

(c) have completed not less than 12 months seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power, in a position of responsibility in the engine department whilst holding a certificate as Engineer Class 3; 

or 

(d) have completed not less than 18 months of seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power, in a position of responsibility in the engine department whilst holding a certificate as Engineer Class 4; 

or 

(e) have completed not less than 36 months of approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power. 30 months of the approved seagoing service must be served in the engine department of which should include not less than 6 months watchkeeping duties under supervision of chief engineer or a qualified engineer, whilst holding an Engine Watch Rating Certificate; 

or 

(f) have completed not less than 24 months of approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power. 12 months of the approved sea service should include watchkeeping duties under the supervision of chief engineer or a qualified engineer, whilst holding an Able Seafarer Engine Certificate.

Course of Study 

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Table A-III/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended and relevant simulator training and assessment.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the engine department;

(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;

(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;

(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;

(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;

(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and

(g) Engine Resource Management Certificate.

(h) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination 

Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a  governing body marine engineer Examiner.

 

Classes @ FMA

9 - 13 January 2017

 Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Management Level

23 - 27 January 2017  Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Operational Level