TDTSA Career Pathways
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MARITIME CAREER PATHWAYS

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Waterside Worker (Stevedore)

Wharf Labourer
Transfers cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • Packs and unpacks shipping containers
  • Opens and closes hatches and secures cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
  • Cleans and holds containers and prepares stevedoring gear
  • Perform clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage or despatch
  • Transfers loads using moving equipment and directs equipment operations using communication systems
  • Moors and unmoors ships on arrival and departure
  • Stacks cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships
  • May operate and perform minor maintenance on forklifts, trucks, front end loaders and fixed or mobile cranes
  • May act as a team leader for a wharf or on-ship work team

Seafarer

Deckhand
Performs maintenance and lookout tasks aboard ships

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • Handles ropes and wires, and operates mooring equipment, when breathing ands unberthing
  • Stands lookout watches at sea and adjusts the ships' course as directed
  • Assists with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stows or secures cargo
  • Patrols the ship to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
  • Performs routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, riggin, life saving and fire fighting appliances
  • Checks and records fuel, lubricant, spare parts and other information
  • Cleans, removes rust, treats adn paints decks, sides and superstructures
  • May clean the inside of ships' fresh water, salt ballast water, oil tanks, and cargo compartments

Specialisations:
Barge Hand
Ferry Hand
Tug Hand

Ship's Master

Ship's Captain
Controls and manages the operations of ships and boat.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher education and relevant experience in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • Controls, directs or manoeuvres ships and boats during berthing and mooring, navigational planning and emergencies in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Ensures compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • Controls and directs operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • Controls the receipt and transmission of general and emergency information by radio, flags, morse lighting and pyrotechnic communication
  • Ensures the security, safety, efficiency and economic operation of vessels
  • Manages con controls fire hazard, abandon ship and damage control procedures
  • Manages and administers budgets and expenditure
  • Manages and maintains inventory, records and documentation
  • Devise and implements strategic and operational planning

Specialisations:
Dredge Master
Hydrofoil Captain
Ship's Pilot
Tug Master

Ship's Officer

Navigates and controls the safe operation of ships and supervises and coordinates the activities of deck crew.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher education and relevant experience in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • Navigates the ship by supervising the ship's course and speed according to passage plan and safety
  • Directs the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unbrething, maintenance, cleaning and painting or superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
  • Stands bridge watch
  • Maintains a safe lookout and ensures continued protection of marine environment
  • Prepares and maintains a complete and fully documented ship's passage plan and daily activity record
  • Plans and controls the storage and discharge of cargo and ballast
  • Transmits and receives routine and emergency information with shore stations and other ships by radio, mores lighting, code flags and pyrotechnics
  • Supervises the performance of safety drills and fire prevention and suppression activities and ensures that fire fighting, life saving, medical and signally equipment is ready for immediate use
  • Monitors and advises on departure budgets, physical resources and deck consumables
  • May assume command in certain circumstance

Specialisations:
Ship's Navigating Officer

Sea Transport Professionals

This occupation group covers Sea Transport Professionals not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification and relevant experience in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Occupations in this group include:

  • Marine Certification & Surveillance Manager
  • Marine Safety Officer

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

Operates stationary or mobile cranes, hoists, lifts or winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment or people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards.

Skill Level:
The entry requirements for this occupation are an AQF Certificate II of higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • Test the operation of equipment before use to ensure safety
  • Operates controls that rotate cranes, move cranes on fixed retails, raise and lower jibs or booms and raise, lower or move hooks
  • Works in conjunction with construction riggers or crane chasers to position hooks and raise, move and place loads.
  • Lubricants ropes and winches on cranes and replaces worn cables
  • Operates controls to raise, lower or wind in objects
  • Controls the movement of loads, monitoring speed, acceleration and braking distances directly or by signals to other operators
  • Monitors equipment operation and instruments and gauges, to detect malfunctions or problems
  • May operate cranes fitted with attachments for purposes such as demolition or pile driving
  • May operate overhead cranes using hand controls suspended by cables from cranes

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