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Marine Transport Professionals control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.
Controls a fishing vessel and fishing operations to catch and preserve fish, crustacea and molluscs. Registration or licensing is required.
Controls and manages the operation and maintenance of a ship's plant and equipment. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Mechanical Engineering Officer (Navy), Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer (Navy)
Controls and manages the operations of a ship or boat. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Dredge Master, Ship's Pilot, Tug Master
Navigates and controls the safe operation of a ship and supervises and coordinates the activities of deck crew. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Navigating Officer (Ship's), Seaman Officer (Navy)
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.
Includes Boating Safety Officer, Marine Safety Officer, Vessel Traffic Officer. Registration or licensing is required.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a small occupation employing 10,500 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Workers are more likely to have a Vocational Education and Training qualification than a university degree. Registration or licensing is required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Marine Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people and are reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Operate machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.