MAR Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

Project Update

10 September 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 review four existing Units of Competency and develop four new Units of Competency for the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal).

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details via the form below by close of business Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

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

Background

Industry has identified the need to develop individual crew competencies at entry level to meet the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). The NSCV provides standards for operation and crew competencies for domestic commercial vessels operating in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Increased business demand across near coastal sectors of the Maritime industry including tourism, ferry and barge, port and charter operations has resulted in a need for appropriately skilled staff.

To meet the NSCV standards the Maritime industry require the entry level qualification for General Purpose Hands be reviewed and developed, whilst providing clear vocational pathways to other sectors of the maritime industry and ensuring that new seafarers meet mandatory crew competency requirements.

The Maritime Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to review four existing Units of Competency and develop four new Units of Competency for the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal). The project outcomes will ensure that current regulatory and technical competencies required by entry level seafarers across a variety of maritime sectors are contained within this qualification. The project will also consider the use of imported Units of Competency from other Training Packages where they contribute to the skills and knowledge required by this occupation.

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

This project will review and develop:

  • MAR10318 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) qualification
  • Four existing Units of Competency and up to four new Units of Competency

 

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