MAR Skills Sets

Project scope

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the review of the MAR Maritime Training Package. The project covers the revision of one existing Unit of Competency, the development of 10 Units of Competency and five new Skill Sets in response to regulatory requirements for safety systems and operating a range of specific vessels using oil, gas and low flashpoint fuels.

 

VIEW THE 2018 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

Development of 10 new Units of Competency and five new Skill Sets and review of one Unit of Competency.

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 March 2020.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee will be formed to provide expertise for this work.

 

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

 

Technical advisory committee

 

MARITIME SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Maritime IRC is forming a TAC.

 

Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to develop a new Maritime Operations Skill Set and Units of Competency.

 

TAC nominations have now closed.

Consultation

 

27 AUGUST 2019

DRAFT MATERIALS 

 

The TAC has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

12 MARCH 2019

 

This project is now incorporated into MAR Maritime Training Package Phase 3. The TAC is currently developing the draft Skill Sets.

 

Summary of development

 

Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.

 

Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in

 

Maritime Skill Sets, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

 

 

Quality Assurance

 

5 MARCH 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Maritime Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in March 2020.

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

 

Consultation

 

1 NOVEMBER 2019

DRAFT MATERIALS 

 

The TAC has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Monday, 18 November 2019 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Summary of feedback

 

Amend unit titles to make it clearer for seafarers how the units and skill sets relate to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafares (STCW) requirements

 

Units to include International Maritime Organisation (IMO) model course and STCW requirements

 

Endorsement

 

28 OCTOBER 2020

 

The Maritime Training Package (Release 6.0) has been endorsed for implementation.

 

The approved Maritime Training Package Release 6.0 is now available on training.gov.au

 

This release includes the below listed projects:

 

MAR Deck Operations (Masters)

MAR Engineering Operations

MAR Leadership Skills

MAR Skills Sets

 

The following materials were approved and includes:

  • 12 qualifications
  • 107 Units of Competency
  • 15 new Units of Competency
  • 13 new Skill Sets

 

The full list is available here.

 

Approval

 

19 AUGUST 2020

 

The AISC has approved the Maritime Training Package Release 6.0 for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement at the 12 August 2020 Meeting.  This release included the following Maritime projects:

 

Maritime AMSA Regulations Phases 2 and 3

  • MAR Engineering Operations
  • MAR Deck Operations (Masters)
  • MAR Leadership Skills
  • MAR Regulatory Skill Sets

 

Submission

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

 

View Case for Endorsement

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

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Ron Horne

Industry Manager - Transport and Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water

 

 

 

Email: ron.horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7232

Mobile: 0448 166 536