Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)

This qualification is suitable for people working in entry level positions in the maritime industry as a linesperson.


Total number of units = 7 units

7 core units

Core units



Equipment Operations

add topic MARC1001A

Carry out shore-based mooring and untying operations



add topic MARE1001A

Communicate during shore-based mooring and untying operations


Operational Quality and Safety

add topic MARF1003A

Follow vessel security procedures

add topic MARF1004A

Follow work health and safety, and emergency procedures during shore-based mooring operations


add topic BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic HLTFA311A

Apply first aid

add topic TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the maritime industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Communicate effectively with others when mooring and untying a vessel

Record and report safety incidents and emergencies

Use appropriate methods to communicate with foreign crews on vessels


Make vessel crew aware of planned heaving line return operations

Promptly and clearly communicate any safety concerns to pilot prior to and during, mooring and untying operations

Work effectively as a member of a mooring and untying team


Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when manually lifting and handling materials and goods in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Recognise problems that may occur when communicating with others during mooring and untying operations and take appropriate action to report and resolve them

Solve routine problems

Initiative and enterprise

Communicate safety concerns to pilot of vessel with due care not to interfere with tug and vessel communications

Recognise potential security threats

Report, rectify or replace faulty communication equipment

Planning and organising

Identify factors affecting the achievement of work objectives and incorporate contingencies into work plans

Organise work priorities according to work goals and objectives

Take precautions to ensure all personnel are well clear of vicinity of gangway


Monitor own work performance

Organise and complete own work schedule

Recognise own role and responsibilities


Access, complete and record professional development opportunities to facilitate continuous learning and career development

Identify personal learning and professional development needs and skill gaps using self-assessment and advice from colleagues and clients in relation to role and organisational requirements

Incorporate formal and informal feedback into review of further learning needs


Check functioning of radios and communication equipment

Operate security equipment

Prepare communications equipment and set to correct channels