MAR Dynamic Positioning

Project scope

The dynamic positioning of vessels utilises computer-controlled systems to automatically maintain a vessel’s position and heading by using its own propellers and thrusters. The Maritime industry has identified that companies are bringing international seafarers to Australia to fill operational roles on vessels that utilise dynamic positioning procedures, due to an identified lack of Australian-based training available for seafarers to operate vessels that utilise this emerging technology.

The Maritime Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed the development of a new Dynamic Positioning Operator Skill Set and four new Units of Competency that will enable seafarers to attain the skills and knowledge to operate vessels equipped with Dynamic Positioning systems. This will enable Australian seafarers to fill the growing number of Australian maritime positions that are available for operators of vessels with Dynamic Positioning systems. Project outcomes will allow Deck Officers, Engineer Officers and personnel working towards a Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Certificate of Competency (COC) become a Dynamic Positioning (DP) Operator.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

  • Development of one new Skill Set
  • Development of four new Units of Competency

 

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 (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

5 AUGUST 2019

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 Dynamic Positioning Operator Skill Set and four new Units of Competency that will enable seafarers to attain the skills and knowledge to operate vessels equipped with Dynamic Positioning systems.

TAC nominations closed on Tuesday, 20 August 2019.

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

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 Dynamic Positioning, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

 

Consultation

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.

 

27 APRIL 2020

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

Feedback on draft materials closed on Monday 25 May 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting

 

Consultation

24 JUNE 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL 

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

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

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

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and can be accessed via the links below.

To view the final drafts, please click below.

Case for Endorsement

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

Mapping Attachments Document

Qualification

Skill Sets

Units of Competency

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

 

Summary of feedback

  • Align to DP international training scheme

Quality assurance

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