TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095197G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Develop your career in marine craft construction with this intermediate-level course. You will learn a broad range of practical skills and technical knowledge across a variety of vessels, enabling you to work as a boat builder and repairer.

Australia is recognised as a global leader in the marine craft construction industry boasting world-class boat building facilities and a reputation for delivering quality training. The industry relies on skilled workers to meet high-quality manufacturing standards and is prepared to invest in its workers to develop the skills required.

This course provides the skills required to perform a range of marine craft construction tasks. You will learn about occupational health and safety, trade drawing and lofting, material science, composite, and timber construction. You will also study the repair and maintenance procedures associated with various construction methods. You will receive hands-on training delivered by our industry-experienced teachers in workshops equipped with the latest in marine technology.

Upon completion of this course you will be qualified to produce templates and patterns from full size detail drawings, conduct fit-outs and carry out repairs to wooden, fibreglass and composite marine craft. If completed as part of an apprenticeship this course will also allow you to apply for a trade qualification.

Unit Introduction

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 96 points.


MEM30705 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Job Prospects

  • Shipwright
  • Boat Repairer/Builder
  • Boat Builder and Repairer (Wooden Boats)
  • Boat Builder and Repairer (Moulding and Fibreglass)

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 9,300 Per Year Read more18,600 for the entire course
Start date: 12 July 2021
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)

Coomera Marine Campus

50 Waterway Drive
Gold Coast Queensland 4209

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101