Controls and manages the operations of a ship or boat. Registration or licensing is required.
Note: some roles within this occupation are at ANZSCO Skill Level 1.
Skills Assessment Authority
Not eligible if: Caveat 10 TSS, ENS - The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(7) of the Regulations). Caveat 25 TSS, ENS - The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD120,000.
control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.
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
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Note: some roles within this unit group are at ANZSCO Skill Level 1.