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231 Air and Marine Transport Professionals

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Air and Marine Transport Professionals fly and navigate aircraft, control air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and control and direct the operation of ships, boats and marine equipment.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1); or
  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1); or
  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition of aircraft
  • giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft
  • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a 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
  • monitoring a ship's navigational situation, and supervising a ship's course and speed according to predetermined passage plan and safety