MAR Dynamic Positioning

Project Update

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 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.

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details by close of business Tuesday, 20 August 2019. Registrations have now closed.

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

Background

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.

The expected submission of the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 30 October 2020.

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

The Maritime 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.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt.

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Klausch Schmidt
Industry Manager
Email klausch.schmidt@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Project Deliverables

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

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