Certificate III in Boating Services

Not Applicable


The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Boating Services are:

completion of all nine core units of competency listed below, and

completion of 13 elective units from the list below to bring the total number of units to 21.

Note that when selecting elective units any prerequisite units must also be completed and count towards the required number of elective units (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).

Up to four appropriate electives may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available in a Certificate III. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Only select units that would be suitable for Boating Services occupational outcomes

Additional qualification descriptors

There are no approved additional descriptors for this qualification.

Core Units

select all of the units from this list

Unit code

Unit title

add topic MEM13014A

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

add topic MEM14004A

Plan to undertake a routine task

add topic MEM15024A

Apply quality procedures

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

add topic MEM50001B

Classify recreational boating technologies and features

add topic MEM50002B

Work safely on marine craft

add topic MEM50003B

Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units

Select 13 units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title

add topic MEM04018B

Perform general woodworking machine operations

add topic MEM05003B

Soft soldering (basic)

add topic MEM05005B

Carry out mechanical cutting

add topic MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

add topic MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM11010B

Operate mobile load shifting equipment

add topic MEM11011B

Undertake manual handling

add topic MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM12006C

Mark off/out (general engineering)

add topic MEM12007D

Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

add topic MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

add topic MEM18001C

Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM25001B

Apply fibre reinforced plastics

add topic MEM25004B

Fair and shape surfaces

add topic MEM25007B

Maintain marine vessel surfaces

add topic MEM50004B

Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes

add topic MEM50005B

Refuel vessels

add topic MEM50006B

Check operational capability of marine craft

add topic MEM50007B

Check operational capability of sails and sail operating equipment

add topic MEM50008B

Carry out trip preparation and planning

add topic MEM50009B

Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

add topic MEM50010B

Respond to boating emergencies and incidents


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Read, interpret, follow and communicate information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents

Produce sketches, diagrams, charts or graphs

Check and clarify task-related information

Recognise and use common boating terminology

Follow verbal instructions

Complete written and verbal reports

Use boating communication systems, methods and signals to convey messages


Work alone or as part of a team

Contribute to a group effort in order to plan and carry out work

Identify and delegate work roles

Demonstrate leadership skills


Undertake numerical operations, geometry and calculations/ formulae (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, percentages and proportions, simple ratios and averages)

Use appropriate measuring techniques

Inspect quality of own or other employee's work

Analyse information according to enterprise and work requirements

Assess operation and condition of components against specifications or manufacturer's requirements

Identify environmental issues and requirements applying to own work and that of others

Use diagnostic skills and tests to identify and determine causes of problems

Interpret weather forecasts

Use navigational aids to determine boat position

Initiative and enterprise

Be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts

Identify actual and foreseeable workplace hazards during course of work

Modify work plan to overcome unforeseen difficulties or developments that occur as work progresses

Participate in improvement procedures including process, quality and internal/external customer/supplier relationships

Assist the business to maintain the quality of the environment

Optimise material use and minimise waste

Implement emergency procedures to protect persons on board

Planning and organising

Plan, prioritise and sequence work operations

Select and use planning techniques and tools

Organise and analyse information relevant to work

Set up jobs prior to commencement of work including selection of appropriate materials and adjustment of equipment

Carry out trip preparation and planning


Carry out work safely and in accordance with company policy and procedures, manufacturer's recommendations, environmental guidelines and legislative requirements

Monitor performance of operation or quality of product or service to ensure customer satisfaction

Take responsibility for work outcomes

Apply techniques, procedures, tools and equipment for compliance with site or manufacturers' specifications.

Follow emergency drills

Minimise impact on the environment


Check and clarify task related information with appropriate personnel

Identify customers' requirements with respect to the operation or quality of the product or service

Review and modify work progress to complement the work of others

Maintain current knowledge of applicable standards, legislation, codes of practice and product/process developments


Select and use appropriate tools, materials, equipment and machines

Select and use appropriate measuring/testing devices

Use navigation and communication systems and equipment