MAR Compass Adjuster

Project scope

Shipping companies and vessel operators are required to maintain and manage the performance of ship magnetic compasses to ensure that they remain within acceptable safety limits of deviation. Failure to maintain a magnetic compass in good working condition or to monitor deviations may result in a vessel being delayed or detained and potentially the vessel owner and/or master being prosecuted. If deviations are greater than the acceptable safety limits, a qualified compass adjuster or master of a vessel is required to adjust the compass.

 

Marine Order 27 (Safety of navigation and radio equipment) requires a qualified compass adjuster or master of a vessel to adjust the compass) along with International Marine Orders (IMO) set the qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships, and mandate the requirement for AMSA to ensure Australian seafarers have the required skills and knowledge to operate safely and in compliance with the International Convention for the requirements of compass adjusters and the corresponding Australian regulatory requirements.

 

The Maritime Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to develop a new Compass Adjuster Skill Set and one new Unit of Competency in response to AMSA regulatory requirements. The project will enable seafarers to gain AMSA certification required for Compass Adjusters. Throughout the project, broad consultation with AMSA will be undertaken to ensure that all required skills and knowledge needs are included within the proposed Skill Set.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

The project will develop one new Skill Set and one new Unit of Competency that includes mandated training requirements described within AMSA Marine Order 27 (Safety of navigation and radio equipment).

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 October 2020.

 

How to get involved

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

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

 

Technical advisory committee

 

5 AUGUST 2019

MARITIME SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

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

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to develop a new Compass Adjuster Skill Set and one new Unit of Competency aligned to AMSA regulatory and certification requirements.

 

TAC nominations closed on Tuesday, 20 August 2019.

 

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

Consultation

 

18 MAY 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The Maritime TAC has finalised draft materials for this project.

 

The TAC has developed two new Compass Adjuster Skill Sets and three new Units of Competency aligned to AMSA regulatory and certification requirements.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Monday, 15 June 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

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

 

5 FEBRUARY 2020

 

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project is continuing the development of Training Package materials.

 

Draft material is expected to be available in April/May 2020 for public consultation and feedback.

 

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 Compass Adjusters, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

 

 

 

Quality Assurance

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

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

 

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

 

Consultation

 

1 JULY 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL 

 

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

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

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

 

Summary of feedback

 

  • More practical adjustment swings
  • Meet AMSA requirements

 

 

 

Submission

 

27 OCTOBER 2020

 

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

 

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