This project will review the Maritime Training Package to align products with a new maritime regulation known as Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – National Law) for domestic commercial vessels which came into effect on 1 January 2023, following industry consultation over a two-year period.
This has resulted in changes to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificates of competency including:
- introduction of a new licensing category Coxswain Grade 3
- replacement of the Master <35m with Master <45m
- replacement of the Master <80m with Master <100m
- phasing out of Mate <80m certificate of competency.
In response to MO505, AMSA and stakeholders have requested that training products for Near Coastal job roles be reviewed to reflect licensing and regulatory requirements.
This review includes:
- updating qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency for Near Coastal job roles to reflect MO505 licensing and regulatory requirements.
- developing a new Training Package product for workers to achieve the new licensing category Coxswain Grade 3 to support occupational mobility for existing workers in the maritime industry.
To support learners and RTO’s, Industry Skills Australia (ISA) will also:
- develop a MO505 Guide for AMSA approved providers to identify changes to the licensing and regulatory information in training package products.
- map career pathways for Near Coastal job roles
- update Training Package products as part of Training Package maintenance to align with the MO505 project.
- replace superseded units as part of Training Package maintenance.
This project will develop:
- 1 new Skill Set
- 1 new Unit of Competency
The project will also update up to:
- 18 existing qualifications
- 76 existing Units of Competency
- 8 existing Skill Sets
Click here to view the list of all training products
The reviewed training products are due to be submitted to the Assurance Body by 30 August 2024.
Industry Skills Australia (ISA) will engage with stakeholders throughout the life of the project and consider all ideas, opinions, and feedback to the revised training products to ensure they meet the needs of industry. A consultation log containing a high-level summary of all feedback and ISA’s response will be maintained and available on our website.
ISA will facilitate three webinars at initial, development and post implementation stages of the project to support stakeholders in understanding the reason for the changes and how implementation of the changes will affect them.
Click here to view the Consultation Strategy.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Ron Horne, Project Specialist.
The Marine Order 505 Regulatory Update project Technical Committee was established in November 2023. The Committee comprises of:
- Robin Hood OAM, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association
- Jason Moore, Experience Co
- Nev Willis, QMTS Training
- Robert O’Halloran, Sea Swift Pty Ltd
- James Garde, Seafood & Maritime Training (SMT)
- John Latham, SeaLink
- Glenn Stewart Harber, Serco – Defence
- Benjamin Glanville , South Metropolitan TAFE (TAFE WA)
- Darryl Doran, Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU)
- Paul Garrett, Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)
- Rebecca Crane, Red Cat Adventures
- Travis Henson, TAFE SA
- Bahram Abedi, Transport for NSW – Maritime
- Christina Weston, Australian Maritime Safety Authority
- Carmen Blanco, TAFE NSW
Click here to view the Terms of Reference.
Maritime Training Products Webinar - Marine Order 505 Update
Industry Skills Australia (ISA) hosted a webinar about our project to align Maritime Training Package products with Marine Order 505.
This is the first of three webinars to be facilitated by ISA to support stakeholders in understanding the reason for the changes and how implementation will affect them.