MAR Deck Operations (Masters)

Project scope

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the review of the MAR Maritime Training Package. The project includes the review of Integrated Rating and Near Coastal qualifications to incorporate the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) certification requirements and strengthen assessment requirements.

 

VIEW THE 2018 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

The qualifications being reviewed in this project include:

 

Near Coastal

  • MAR50713 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 80 meters Near Coastal)
  • MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)
  • MAR40618 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

Blue Waters

  • MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)
  • MAR50315 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)
  • MAR50415 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)
  • MAR40218 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)
  • MAR30218 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating

 

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 (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work.  If you are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC 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

 

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.

For the relationship between the endorsed qualifications, proposed draft qualifications and key changes see tables below:

 

VIEW KEY CHANGES

 

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 Deck Operations, 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.

 

Qualifications to be deleted

 

MAR50315 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)

MAR50415 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)

MAR50713 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 80 metres Near Coastal)

 

Units to be deleted

 

MARF014 Respond to emergencies

MARJ004 Inspect and report defects and damage to vessel

MARF012 Control safe access to and on vessel

MARA006 Monitor loading, unloading and stowage of cargo

MARG004 Provide leadership to crew

MARF010 Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel

 

Summary of feedback

 

This unit is a very good unit.  Amend PC 2.1 in draft unit entitled Operate remote controls of propulsion plant, engineering systems and services to include bridge operations and resources.

 

Amend knowledge reference to include ‘damage and water tightness’ in draft unit entitled Plan and Manage safe loading, unloading, securing and stowage of cargo’.  Hatch covers may appear to be watertight because they are securely secured but if an area of damage even small areas of damage go un-noticed it can be problematic to watertight integrity.

 

Reference to paper charts needs to be removed and replaced with electronic charts in relevant MAR units.  Notification has been received that the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) will no longer be publishing paper nautical charts.

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.

 

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.

 

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
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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