Maritime Training Package

The MAR Maritime Training Package comprises 26 qualifications, 16 Skill Sets, 199 Units of Competency and associated assessment requirements and covers: near coastal and ocean going maritime operations. The MAR Maritime Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: General Purpose Hands, Coxswains, Marine Engine Drivers, Marine Engineers, Marine Surveyors, Cooks, Integrated Ratings, Deck Officers, Ship’s Masters and Marina Operations.


Maritime Industry Reference Committee

The Maritime Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for the MAR Maritime Training Package.

New arrangements for training product development commenced in January 2016.  These arrangements consider the needs of employers of all sizes, across all industry sectors, and ensure the delivery of high quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded.

Industry References Committees (IRCs):

  • Provide a forum for industry engagement
  • Direct the review, development and implementation of training package content relevant to the industry sectors they cover
  • Act as a conduit for industry feedback to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and governments on industry trends



MAR Training Package Materials

View or download the current MAR Maritime Training Package materials below:

MAR Maritime Training Package Release 5.0
MAR Maritime Training Package Release 5.0 Case for Endorsement
MAR Maritime Training Package Release 5.0 Companion Volume Implementation Guide


Maritime IRC Projects

Maritime IRC Projects

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