Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery)

This qualification is suitable for persons carrying out marine cook duties on a ship.


Total number of units = 14 units

14 core units

Core units



Operational Quality and Safety

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Follow vessel security procedures

add topic MARF3002A

Observe personal safety and social responsibility

add topic MARF3005A

Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel

add topic MARF3006A

Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment


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Organise and prepare food

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Present food

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Receive and store kitchen supplies

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Clean and maintain kitchen premises

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Use basic methods of cookery

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Prepare, cook and serve food for food service

add topic SITXCOM001A

Work with colleagues and customers

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Control and order stock

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Follow health, safety and security procedures

add topic SITXOHS002A

Follow workplace hygiene procedures


    Pathways into the qualification

    Completion of an approved training course in hospitality or completion of at least six months documented qualifying sea service as a marine cook.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Hospitality industry qualifications; marine hospitality roles.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Marine Cook by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Certification will require achievement of the MAR30713 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery), a valid first aid certificate and a Certificate of Safety Training; people seeking certification should check the requirements with AMSA.

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 with crew about WHS/OHS matters

Count and check quantities of stock

Recognise communication modes and use appropriately


Identify work team goals jointly with colleagues and relevant others

Negotiate changes to individual responsibilities to meet reviewed work goals

Offer assistance to colleagues when required to ensure designated work goals are met


Deal with minor problems such as shortages, variations and errors

Promptly identify and report any problems

Respond to conflicts and customer complaints

Initiative and enterprise

Identify, prioritise and complete individual tasks within designated timeframes

Make contributions to risk assessments

Recognise emergency and potential emergency situations promptly and determine or take required actions within the scope of individual responsibility

Planning and organising

Follow up orders

Process stock orders

Rotate supplies according to enterprise policy


Maintain personal presentation standards

Recognise own role and responsibilities

Use language and tone appropriate to a given situation in both written and spoken communication


Identify WHS/OHS training needs of crew

Participate in consultation forums

Practise realistic drills and musters to ensure pre-incident readiness of response personnel


Explain types and purpose of security equipment

Make distress calls using radio equipment on distress call frequency to communicate nature of emergency

Operate security equipment