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.

 

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.

 

Consultation

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and can be accessed via the links below.

 

To view the final drafts, please click below.

 

Case for Endorsement

 

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

 

Mapping Attachments Document

 

Qualification

 

Skill Sets

 

Units of Competency

 

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

 

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

 

Quality assurance

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

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Ron Horne

Industry Manager - Transport and Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water

 

 

 

Email: ron.horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: (03) 9604 7232

Mobile: 0448 166 536