MAR Marina Operations

Project scope

The purpose of the project is to review and update the Certificate III in Marina Operations qualification and seven associated Units of Competency in the Maritime Training Package.


The review will address changes in marina operations job roles and maritime regulatory requirements, and to enable a vocational outcome consistent with current industry practice and new and emerging automated technologies. This is particularly important as the qualification is currently being delivered as a traineeship and is a nominated qualification as an entry-level pathway into the industry.


The use of commercial and recreational vessel marinas is growing. Individuals working in a marina undertake a wide range of operational tasks.  This work includes refuelling vessels, maintaining marina infrastructure, preserving and maintaining the environmental surroundings and adhering to marina regulations.  Job tasks cover berthing, mooring, refuelling, storage of vessels and a range of boatyard tasks connected to sailing, cruising and general boating.


New technologies include autonomous berthing and un-berthing, remote monitoring and auto-collision, and automated mooring technology where remote-controlled vacuum pads can moor or release vessels.


Updated imported Units of Competency from the Business Services (BSB) and Manufacturing and Engineering (MEM) Training Packages will also be reviewed, as industry has identified that these units (particularly MEM) are now inconsistent with occupational outcomes for marina operations and are a barrier to entry which is impacting on the number of enrolments.




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 revise one qualification and seven Units of Competency.



MAR30120 Certificate III in Marina Operations


Units of Competency

MARB021 Perform routine tasks in a marina

MARB022 Refuel a vessel

MARB023 Maintain marina infrastructure

MARF023 Apply safe work practices in a marina

MARF024 Classify marina infrastructure, vessels and staffing structure

MARF025 Respond to marina emergencies

MARB024 Undertake basic boatyard operations

Technical advisory committee



Quality Assurance












Anna Jerrems

Industry Skills Specialist - Maritime




Phone: 0459 031 101