1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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SEA TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS control and manage the operation of ships, boats and marine equipment.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification and relevant experience in addition to the formal qualifications.

Tasks Include:

  • 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 fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing grounds, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of the ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • 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 periodical surveys throughout the ship's life to ensure standards are maintained
  • monitoring the ship's navigational situation, supervising ship's course and speed according to predetermined passage plan and safety
  • 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


This section contains the following subsection :
              2542-11 Ship's Master
              2542-13 Master Fisher
              2542-15 Ship's Engineer
              2542-17 Ship's Surveyor
              2542-19 Ship's Officer
              2542-79 Sea Transport Professionals nec

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