MAR Vessel Traffic Services

Project Scope

The purpose of this project is to develop new training products for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) in response to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Marine Orders and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) licensing and regulatory requirements.

 

One new qualification, eight new Units of Competency and three new Skill Sets will be developed for the following job roles:

  • VTS Operator
  • VTS Supervisor

 

AMSA is responding to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) requirements for personnel involved in Vessel Traffic Services to be certified to a specific level.

 

VTS is recognised internationally as a system for managing and monitoring vessel traffic within a port or waterway like an air traffic controller but for waterways.  VTS is designed to meet safety of life at sea and safety of navigation by identifying and monitoring vessels, increasing efficiency of maritime traffic, preventing marine pollution, and protecting infrastructures.

 

The development of Training Package products for VTS will ensure that Australian seafarers are able to fill these roles and comply with AMSA and IMO licensing and regulatory requirements.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

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.

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by April 2022.

 

Deliverables

  • 1 new Qualifications
  • 8 new Units of Competency
  • 3 new Skill Sets

 

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.

Technical Advisory Committee

13 JANUARY 2022

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Maritime Industry Reference Committee has formed a TAC.

 

Subject matter experts have been engaged to provide technical input into the development of one new qualification, eight new Units of Competency and three new Skill Sets, for VTS Operator and VTS Supervisor job roles, in response to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Marine Orders and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) licensing and regulatory requirements.

Consultation

17 FEBRUARY 2022

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Maritime Industry Reference Committee, the TAC has drafted materials for this project and is requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

The draft materials address the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Marine Orders and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) licensing and regulatory requirements for VTS personnel.

 

You may be interested in having a look at a recording of a webinar held in December 2021 where IRC Chair Steven Moon discusses the project.

 

Feedback closed Thursday, 17 March 2022.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Quality Assurance

28 APRIL 2022

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address skills required to address skills, knowledge and regulatory requirements related to Vessel Traffic Services.

 

To view the final drafts, please click below:

Case for Endorsement

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

Mapping Attachments Document

Qualifications

Units of Competency

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June 2022.

 

 

Validation

29 MARCH 2022

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 revised draft materials one new qualification and six new Units of Competency.

 

The draft materials address the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Marine Orders and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) licensing and regulatory requirements for VTS personnel.

 

To view the drafts, click below:

Qualification

Units of Competency

Mapping Attachments Document

IALA Module Course & Maritime Unit Alignment

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Tuesday, 12 April 2022.

Submit your feedback

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Submission

19 MAY 2022

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The Maritime Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration.

 

Marina Operations

The Certificate III in Marina Operations Qualification and seven associated Units of Competency have been updated to address changes in marina operations job roles and maritime regulatory requirements.

 

Vessel Traffic Services

A new Certificate III in Vessel Traffic Services and six new Units of Competency have been developed to address skills, knowledge and regulatory requirements relevant to Vessel Traffic Services personnel.

 

View Case for Endorsement

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement will result in:

  • 1 new qualification
  • 1 revised qualification
  • 6 new Units of Competency
  • 7 revised Units of Competency

 

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: [email protected]

Phone: 0459 031 101