MAR Autonomous Maritime Systems

Project scope


The purpose of this project is to develop new Training Package materials related to Autonomous Maritime Systems (AMS), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and Underwater Surface Vessels (USV),


The Maritime IRC has identified that the Autonomous Maritime Systems (AMS) market is experiencing a period of high growth due to the increased uptake and application of new technology by industry.


Eight new Units of Competency and three new Skill Sets, will be developed to enable a national and standardised approach to training for the following emerging job roles:

  • AUV and USV Operators
  • AUV Assistant Operators
  • AUV and USV Technicians, and
  • Existing job roles in the maritime industry that require skills and knowledge in Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS).




The Maritime Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.


If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.




The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 30 June 2022.




This project will develop eight new Units of Competency and three new Skill Sets.


Units of Competency

MARH993 Apply knowledge of AMS fundamentals

MARH992 Apply knowledge of AMS operations and systems

MARH991 Apply knowledge of AUV systems and operations

MARH990 Conduct AUV technician operations

MARH989 Conduct AUV operations

MARH988 Apply knowledge of USV systems and operations

MARH987 Conduct USV technician operations

MARH986 Conduct USV operations


Skill Sets

MARSS99985Y Basic Operations for Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) Skill Set

MARSS99984Y Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Operator Skill Set

MARSS99983Y Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) Operator Skill Set

Technical advisory committee




Quality Assurance












Anna Jerrems

Industry Skills Specialist - Maritime




Phone: 0459 031 101