The final draft Case for Endorsement has been released for the Maritime Training Package (Release 8.0). Draft training package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address skills needs. This included work on the following projects:



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.

The revised materials enable seafarers to:

  • choose electives which meet specific port, wharf and terminal requirements relevant to their place of employment
  • access a pathway into a senior linesperson job role, able seafarer deck and/or integrated rating
  • be recognised for prior learning under the STCW (Standards for Training Certification & Watchkeeping) requirements for basic security awareness, and
  • apply for credit for units associated with STCW and Near Coastal requirements in environmental work practices



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. The new Unit of Competency has also been incorporated into the elective bank of the Certificate III in Marina Operations.

The materials provide a new pathway for seafarers to develop skills and knowledge specialising in marine dredging operations, enable vocational skills transferability across the maritime industry, and support the mobility of skilled workers.


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