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 the near coastal tourism, ferry and barge, port and charter operational sectors of the maritime industry has resulted in a need for appropriately skilled staff that meet contemporary NSCV requirements.
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 this project 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.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.
This project will review and develop: