Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 23 - Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals | Minor Group: 231 - Air and Marine Transport Professionals | Unit Group: 2312 - Marine Transport Professionals
Description: 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 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 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.
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Navigating Officer (Ship's)
Seaman Officer (Navy)
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 2312: MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS
Description: Control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification. Ship's Engineers and Ship's Surveyors require a bachelor degree or higher 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.
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