MAR Vessel Traffic Services
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.
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.
The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by April 2022.
- 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.
Industry Skills Specialist - Maritime