MAR Maritime Training Package Review (Phase 3)

Current MAR Maritime Training Package Review (Phase 3)

Project Stage Anticipated Completion Date
  • MAR Engineering Operations
  • Development 31 March 2020
  • MAR Deck Operations (Masters)
  • Development 31 March 2020
  • MAR Leadership Skills
  • Development 31 March 2020
  • MAR Skill Sets
  • Development 31 March 2020

    To view Drafts and Submit Feedback please see the project pages listed above.

    The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) commissioned the review of the MAR Maritime Training Package with the objective to incorporate the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) certification requirements and strengthen assessment requirements.

    This project was broken into three Phases due to the various Industry sector requirements for certification.

    Phase One was completed and involved the review of the below qualifications (Near Coastal):

    • Marine Engine Driver Grade 2
    • Coxswain Grade 2
    • Coxswain Grade 1
    • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3
    • Master up to 24 metres
    • Master Inland Waters.

    Phase Two Qualifications have been incorporated into Phase Three. This has enabled the diploma qualifications in Phase Two to be incorporated into a streamed Diploma to reduce duplication, creating a simple pathway for AMSA certification.

    To reduce duplication many of the engineering and Master qualifications have been combined, again providing a simple pathway for certification. The project will assist seafarers to meet AMSA certification requirements and prepare them for the final AMSA assessment. AMSA will issue the seafarer with a Certificate of Competency in line with the IMO model courses.

    AMSA requirements, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model course have been incorporated into qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency where appropriate.

    The intended completion date of this project was October 2019. It is now March 2020. This is to allow for expected changes to qualifications and units impacted by the proposed Marine Order 505 review.

    Phase Three now involves the review and development of the following:


    Project Review includes
    Engineering Operations

    The Engineering Operations project includes the revision of:

    Certificates:

    Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)
    Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    Diplomas:

    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)

    The above two Diplomas are being replaced by:

    Diploma of Marine Engineering (streamed)

    • Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal
    • Electro-Technical Officer (New)
    • Engineer Watchkeeper

    Advanced Diplomas:

    Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)
    Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1)

    The above two Advanced Diplomas are being replaced by:

    Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 1)

    Note: The Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 1) that is existing will stay for 3 to 5 years, to provide a pathway for those seafarers with the current Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 2).

    Deck Operations

    The Deck Operations project includes the revision of:

    Certificate:

    Certificate IV in Maritime Operations Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal

    (May become 45 metres as part of AMSA’s review of Marine Order 505).

    Diplomas:

    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 80 metres Near Coastal) May become 100 metres as part of AMSA’s review of Marine Order 505.

    The above three Diplomas are being replaced by:

    Diploma of Maritime Operations

    • Master less than 80 metres Near Coastal (may become 100 metres)
    • Master less than 500 GT
    • Watchkeeper Deck

    Advanced Diploma:

    Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)

    Ratings qualifications:

    Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)
    Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Chief Integrated Rating)

    Qualifications to be deleted:

    Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)
    Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)
    Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 2)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)
    Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 80 metres Near Coastal)

    Leadership Skills

    The Leadership Skills project covers the revision of seven Units of Competency to ensure currency and that they meet the AMSA requirements of leadership and management skills for seafarers. (These units are in many Phase Three qualifications).

    The seven Units of Competency include:

    • Manage a small crew
    • Manage a vessel and its crew
    • Manage an engine room and small engineering team
    • Manage business and administration on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations
    • Manage legal requirements of a vessel
    • Apply knowledge of safety management system legal framework in the workplace
    • Apply maritime resource management principles

    Skill Sets

    The Skill Sets project includes the development of:

    New Skill Sets in response to regulatory requirements for safety systems and operating a range of specific vessels.

    • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems
    • Oil Chemical Tanker Cargo
    • Liquified Gas Tanker
    • Oil Tanker Cargo
    • Gas and Low Flashpoint Fuels
    • Able Seafarer Deck
    • Able Seafarer Engine
    • Roll on/Roll off and passenger ship operations
    • International code of safety for ships operating in polar waters

    Project Updates

    To view Project Updates prior to March 2019, see here.

    Background

    Following the submission and approval of the Business Case for the Review and Development of the MAR Maritime Training Package, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the following project.

    The Maritime Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards in consultation with industry stakeholders. The project will incorporate the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) certification requirements into the qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency.

    Download Case for Change

    This project has three stages:

    Phase One will update six near coastal qualifications and 35 associated Units of Competency. View Phase One updates.

    Phase Two will update the five remaining near coastal qualifications and 66 associated Units of Competency. View Phase Two updates.

    Phase Three will update 13 blue water (ocean going) qualifications, 16 Skill Sets and 87 associated Units of Competency. View Phase Three updates above.

    The Maritime Industry Reference Committee (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

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