MAR Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

Project scope

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.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

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

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 October.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. 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 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

10 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Maritime IRC is forming a TAC.

 

Your industry expertise and insight are 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).

 

TAC nominations closed on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

 

Consultation

 

27 APRIL 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The Maritime TAC has finalised draft materials for this project.

 

The TAC reviewed Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) and 4 associated Units of Competency.  One new Unit of Competency was developed combining Work effectively as part of a crew on a vessel up to 80 metres and Perform basic lookout duties.

 

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.

 

5 FEBRUARY 2020

 

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project is continuing the review and development of Training Package materials.

 

Draft material is expected to be available in April/May 2020 for public consultation and feedback.

 

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

Quality Assurance

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

 

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

 

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.

 

Summary of feedback

 

  • Does the GPH need to identify lights, shapes and sound signals
  • Will the qualification be equivalent
  • Maybe training in equipment isolation and removal of energy before commencement of work/tasks
  • Align qualification with draft marine order 505

Endorsement

 

29 JANUARY 2021

 

The Maritime Training Package Release 7.0 has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.

 

The Maritime Industry Reference Committee, with the support of Technical Advisory Committees, has revised the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) and developed new Units of Competency and Skill Sets for specialist maritime operations.

 

The revised Training Package enables workforce mobility and supports the development of specialised career pathways for Dynamic Positioning Operators, Compass Adjusters and Maritime Towage.

 

Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) – the Certificate I in Maritime Operations, including four existing Units of Competency, have been updated to address current regulatory and technical competencies required by entry level seafarers, enabling them to move between a variety of maritime sectors.

 

To read more about the drivers for this project, please click on the Project overview tab.

 

To support the delivery of the Training Package, a Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG) has been developed to assist assessors, trainers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and enterprises. The CVIG contains a comprehensive list of all products in the Training Package; mapping information which details the changes that have been made to the materials; regulation and licensing implications; and useful links to other information.

 

The approved Maritime Training Package Release 7.0 is now available on training.gov.au.

 

This release includes the below listed projects:

 

The following materials were approved:

 

Two revised (2) qualifications

MAR10220 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

MAR50320 Diploma of Maritime Operations

 

Seven (7) new Skill Sets

MARSS00035 Assist Marine Towage Operations Skill Set

MARSS00036 Basic Operations for Dynamic Positioning Skill Set

MARSS00037 Compass Adjuster Limited Skill Set

MARSS00038 Compass Adjuster Unlimited Skill Set

MARSS00039 Dynamic Positioning Operator Skill Set

MARSS00040 Perform Marine Towage Operations Skill Set

MARSS00041 Plan Marine Towage Operations Skill Set

 

Ten (10) new Units of Competency

MARB050 Adjust a magnetic compass

MARB051 Apply elements of magnetic compass adjusting

MARB052 Apply knowledge of the principles of magnetic compass adjusting

MARF048 Plan marine towage operations

MARH025 Apply knowledge of dynamic positioning fundamentals

MARH026 Apply knowledge of dynamic positioning operations

MARH027 Apply knowledge of dynamic positioning systems

MARH028 Conduct dynamic positioning operations

MARH029 Perform marine towage operations

MARN017 Assist with marine towage operations

 

Three (3) revised Units of Competency

MARB053 Assist with routine maintenance on a commercial vessel

MARG012 Work as part of a crew on a commercial vessel

MARN016 Apply general purpose hand skills aboard a commercial vessel

 

Approval

 

16 DECEMBER 2020

 

At its meeting on 2 December 2020 the AISC approved the Maritime Training Package (Release 7.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.

 

Submission

 

27 OCTOBER 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

 

Case for Endorsement

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

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Anna Jerrems

Industry Skills Specialist - Maritime

 

 

Email: Anna.Jerrems@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0459 031 101