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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group 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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

      231211 Master Fisher
      231212 Ship's Engineer
      231213 Ship's Master
      231214 Ship's Officer
      231215 Marine Surveyor
      231299 Marine Transport Professionals nec


    Controls a fishing vessel and fishing operations to catch and preserve fish, crustacea and molluscs. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


    Alternative Title:
      Marine Engineer

    Controls and manages the operation and maintenance of a ship's plant and equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


      Mechanical Engineering Officer (Navy)
      Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer (Navy)


    Alternative Title:
      Ship's Captain

    Controls and manages the operations of a ship or boat. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


      Dredge Master
      Ship's Pilot
      Tug Master


    Alternative Title:
      Deck Officer

    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


      Navigating Officer (Ship's)
      Seaman Officer (Navy)


    Alternative Title:
      Ship's Surveyor

    Surveys machines and hulls of ships to ensure they are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards, rules and regulations laid down by marine authorities. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 1


    This occupation group covers Marine Transport Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

      Boating Safety Officer (Aus)
      Marine Safety Officer
      Vessel Traffic Officer (Aus)

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