At its meeting on 19 August 2021, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved Maritime Training Package Release 8.0 for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement. 

This included work on the projects below:

  • Maritime Dredging Operations – A new Skill Set and Unit of Competency has been drafted to address the skills and knowledge requirements for seafarers undertaking dredging operations, with a focus on safety standards.


  • Maritime Operations Linesperson – One qualification and seven Units of Competency have been revised to address the skills and knowledge required to work with highly automated line equipment and safely perform mooring and unmooring operations.