MAR Maritime Operations Linesperson
The purpose of this project is to revise the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson).
A Linesperson is engaged in a range of tasks in vessel mooring and unmooring operations. These operations are changing as new technology and equipment is employed.
The risk of injury to tug crews and linesmen is high and it is critical for linespersons’ safety that they have the appropriate skills and knowledge to work with highly automated line equipment and perform manual operations. Tasks include applying knowledge of maritime terminology and port procedures, transmitting and receiving information by marine radio, and performing mooring and unmooring activities.
A linesperson will also maintain mooring equipment, shift mooring lines using mechanical means, and adhere to workplace health and safety, emergency and terminal security procedures. Ensuring that the Linesperson understands and can perform these duties is critical to regulatory compliance and safety
- 1 revised qualification
- 7 revised Units of Competency
- 1 new Unit of Competency
The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 June 2021.
How to get involved
A Technical Advisory Committee 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
The Maritime Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.
Comprising 10 subject matter experts from Industry, Unions and RTOs, the TAC has been tasked with:
- Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding Maritime Linesperson Operations to the review and development of Units of Competency, qualifications and Skill Sets
- Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
- Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
- Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
- Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
- Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration.
- Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority
The TAC held its first meeting on Wednesday, 21 October 2020.
9 SEPTEMBER 2020
INDUSTRY 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 help review the MAR20116 Certificate II in Maritime Operations Linesperson Qualification, seven associated Units of Competency and develop one Unit of Competency.
TAC nominations closed on Friday, 25 September 2020.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
22 JANUARY 2021
On behalf of the Maritime Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Maritime Operations Linesperson project has drafted Training Package materials and would like your feedback.
The TAC has revised one qualification and seven Units of Competency to address the appropriate skills and knowledge required to work with highly automated line equipment and safely perform mooring and unmooring operations.
The TAC has determined that the proposed new unit will not be developed. Instead, existing units have been updated to incorporate skills required to operate new technology and equipment.
Feedback closed Monday, 22 February 2021.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
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 Compass Adjusters, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.
31 MAY 2021
FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT
The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address the following skills needs:
Maritime Operations Linesperson – One qualification and seven Units of Competency have been revised to address the skills and knowledge required to work with highly automated line equipment and safely perform mooring and unmooring operations.
The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June.
23 MARCH 2021
FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL
On behalf of the Maritime Industry Reference Committee, its Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of final draft materials including a revised qualification and seven Units of Competency to address the appropriate skills and knowledge required to work with highly automated line equipment and safely perform mooring and unmooring operations.
Feedback closed Friday, 9 April 2021.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
19 OCTOBER 2021
The Maritime Training Package Release 8.0 has been endorsed by the Skills Ministers for implementation.
The Maritime Industry Reference Committee has led the development of new and revised materials relating to dredging and linesperson operations, which supports the mobility of skilled workers, opportunities for professional development, and addresses safety and regulatory requirements.
Dredging Operations – a new Skill Set and Unit of Competency addresses the skills and knowledge requirements for seafarers with a focus on safety standards to undertake maintenance and capital dredging operations in Australia territorial waters.
Maritime Operations Linesperson – one qualification and seven Units of Competency have been revised to address the skills and knowledge required to conduct a range of tasks in vessel mooring and un-mooring operations, including working with automated line equipment and adhering to workplace health safety, emergency, and security procedures.
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 endorsed Maritime Training Package Release 8.0 is now available on training.gov.au
The following materials were approved includes:
MAR20121 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)
MARN018 Contribute to basic marine dredging operations
MARB054 Apply marine terminology and port procedures
MARB055 Maintain mooring equipment
MARC061 Conduct mooring operations using mechanical equipment
MARC062 Perform mooring operations
MARE003 Communicate during mooring operations
MARF049 Follow port and terminal security procedures
MARF050 Follow work health and safety, and emergency procedures during mooring operations
New Skill Set
MARSS00042 Dredging Familiarisation Skill Set
Minor changes to a range of Maritime Training Package components were made at the same time as products endorsed as part of Release 8.0 was published. This included updating imported units of competency in Qualifications and Skill Sets.
27 AUGUST 2021
At its meeting on 19 August 2021 the AISC approved the Maritime Training Package (Release 8.0) for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement.
For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.
1 JULY 2021
CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC
The Maritime Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at its meeting on 21 July 2021.
If approved, this Case for Endorsement will result in:
Dredging Operations – a new Skill Set and Unit of Competency.
Maritime Operations Linesperson – one revised qualification and seven Units of Competency.
Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.
Industry Skills Specialist - Maritime