UNIT GROUP 2312 MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS
MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

      • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
      • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
      • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship’s propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
      • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship’s systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
      • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
      • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
      • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
      • navigating a ship by supervising the ship’s course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
      • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
      • conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship’s life to ensure standards are maintained

Occupations:

231211 Master Fisher
231212 Ship’s Engineer
231213 Ship’s Master
231214 Ship’s Officer
231215 Ship’s Surveyor
231299 Marine Transport Professionals nec


231211 MASTER FISHER

Controls a fishing vessel and fishing operations to catch and preserve fish, crustacea and molluscs. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


231212 SHIP’S ENGINEER

Alternative Title:Marine Engineer
Controls and manages the operation and maintenance of a ship’s plant and equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Mechanical Engineering Officer (Navy)
Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer (Navy)


231213 SHIP’S MASTER

Alternative Title:Ship’s Captain
Controls and manages the operations of a ship or boat. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Dredge Master
Hydrofoil Captain
Ship’s Pilot
Tug Master


231214 SHIP’S OFFICER

Alternative Title:Deck Officer
Navigates and controls the safe operation of a ship and supervises and coordinates the activities of deck crew. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Navigating Officer (Ship’s)
Seaman Officer (Navy)


231215 SHIP’S SURVEYOR

Alternative Title:Marine Engineer Surveyor
Surveys machines and hulls of ships to ensure they are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards, rules and regulations laid down by marine authorities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


231299 MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS NEC

This occupation group covers Marine Transport Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

Boating Safety Officer (Aus)
Marine Safety Officer
Vessel Traffic Officer (Aus)