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Ship’s Engineer (Marine Engineer)

Occupation statistics

7,700 marine transport professionals in Australia1

238 marine transport professionals in Victoria (3.1%)1

Average gross weekly earnings AUD$1,4992

Average weekly hours 44.23

View the Job Outlook website for career and labour market research information about this occupation.

A ship's engineer converses with a colleague at a port 

Licensing and registration

There are no licensing or registration requirements for ship's engineers working in Victoria.


Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about ship's engineers in Victoria.


Finding a job

Marine transport professionals are employed across several industries including: Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and Public Administration and Safety.3


Tip

We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you don’t know when you will arrive in Australia and don’t have a work visa.

 

To search for Victorian recruiters who specialise in ship's engineers, visit the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association's Member Index.

For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.


Migrating to Victoria

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.

Some visas require state nomination.  Victoria offers state nomination for eligible skilled migrants and business migrants



Australian skills assessment 

For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.


1 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook – Occupation pages – Employment levels. Retrieved April 4 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au

2 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages. Retrieved April 4 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au. Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed above under Finding a Job.

3 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages - Prospects for Employment. Retrieved April 4 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au