DIPLOMA OF TRANSPORT DISTRIBUTION (MARITIME OPERATIONS)

Rationale: A flexible qualification at AQF Level5 not specifically aligned with regulated maritime occupations but which includes competency in maritime safety, survival and emergency skills as well as other skills needed to fulfil support roles on various types of vessels.

Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as aligned at AQF Level5:

'The self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others. Applications involve participation in development of strategic initiatives, as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams including teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions. Group or team coordination and management may be involved.'


Subjects

Requirements for completion of the qualification:

A successful outcome of twenty-three units of competency which must include:

the seven mandatory units listed below, plus

at least sixteen additional units (at least seven of which must be aligned at AQF Level5) to satisfy specific additional maritime employment needs beyond the minimum mandatory requirements.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

FIELD

UNIT

E

Communication

add topic TDMME1107A

Contribute to communication and teamwork on a coastal vesselNote1

F

Operational Quality

and Safety

add topic TDMMF1007B

Provide elementary first aid

add topic TDMMF1107B

Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment

add topic TDMMF3207C

Apply domestic regulation and industry practices when operating a small coastal vessel

add topic TDMMF5407A

Observe safely and emergency procedures on a coastal vesselNote2

add topic TDMMF5507A

Fight and extinguish fires on board a coastal vessel Note3

U

Environment

add topic TDMMU507B

Ensure compliance with environmental considerations in a small domestic vessel Note4

Note 1:add topic TDMME1107A is a new unit incorporating the requirements of the previous two units add topic TDMME101A Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties and add topic TDMML201A Contribute to effective human relationships on board a vessel (as they apply to coastal vessel operations).

Note 2:add topic TDMMF5407A is a new unit incorporating the requirements of the previous two units add topic TDMMF701B Observe safe working practices and add topic TDMMF801B Comply with emergency procedures.

Note 3:add topic TDMMF5507A is a new unit incorporating the requirements of the previous two units add topic TDMMF5302A Fight and extinguish fires on board a commercial vessel and add topic TDMMF1201A Minimise the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire.

Note 4:add topic TDMMU407B Ensure compliance with pollution prevention measures may be substituted for add topic TDMMU507B Ensure compliance with environmental considerations in a small domestic vessel.

ADDITIONAL UNITS

At least sixteen relevant units from this or other Training Packages (of which at least seven of which must be aligned at AQF Level5) must be included in the qualification to satisfy specific additional maritime managerial and operational skill needs beyond the minimum mandatory requirements.

Where units of competency are included from another Training Package, Registered Training Organisations should check the National Training Information System (NTIS) or check the National Training Information System (NTIS) or contact the Industry Skills Council responsible for the Training Package to check if the unit has any pre-requisite or co-requisite requirements.


Pathways...

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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for

TDM50107 - Diploma of Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations)

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:

Communication

Use vessel's communication systems and procedures

Listen to and interpret verbal information related to work functions and the operation and maintenance of the vessel

Read and interpret maritime regulations, vessel's safety management system, vessel and equipment manufacturer's instructions, etc.

Speak clearly and directly on diverse matters related to work functions and equipment operation and maintenance

Write documents as part of duties, including reports on equipment operation and maintenance, safety incident reports, entries in records, etc.

Negotiate issues with others in the course of work operations

Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour

Interpret and record observations and equipment readings and displays

Communicate with multilingual crew

Use communication equipment

Teamwork

Assist in the provision of leadership to other personnel on the vessel

Assist in the resolution of any interpersonal conflicts that may arise on board the vessel

Motivate other crew members

Assist crew members to achieve and maintain competency

Avoid and prevent the harassment of others on the vessel

Collaborate with crew members in the course of vessel operations

Work with crew members of different ages, genders, race, religion, political persuasion, etc.

Problem solving

Identify and solve or report problems arising in the course of work operations

Monitor and anticipate problems that may occur in the course of work operations including hazards and risks and take appropriate action

Manage hazards and risks in a range of engine room watchkeeping situations, (e.g.workplace hazards, operations in heavy weather and seas, etc.)

Initiative and enterprise

Modify activities dependent on differing work situations and contingencies such as changes in the weather and sea conditions, changes in operational performance of equipment and vessel emergencies

Take appropriate initiatives in a range of work situations such as those above

Respond appropriately to any changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the vessel's working environment

Planning and organising

Follow and apply operational and emergency plans, systems and procedures for the vessel, including the vessel's safety management system and emergency procedures

Monitor systems and procedures for compliance with regulations and codes of practice

Monitor and evaluate operational performance and compliance

Collect, manage and interpret information needed in the course of engine room operations

Organise and plan own management activities as engineer watchkeeper on a vessel

Manage time and priorities in the course of engine room watchkeeping activities

Self-management

Interpret and apply regulations, survey requirements, standard procedures and codes of practice as they apply to the engine room operations, including OH&S, environmental protection, security and SOLAS requirements

Establish and follow own work plans and schedules

Evaluate and monitor own work and management performance

Learning

Contribute to learning and assessment activities on the vessel, including emergency drills, safety and security awareness training, and continuing professional development of crew members

Assist crew members to adapt to any changes in the equipment, procedures and the vessel's operating environment (e.g. sea and weather conditions)

Assist in the instruction, coaching or mentoring of other crew members on the vessel

Contribute to the assessment of the competency of other crew members

Assist in the creation of a learning environment on board the vessel

Adapt own competency to any changes in the vessel type, its equipment and its operating environment

Update own knowledge and skills

Technology

Operate equipment and systems used in work activities

Follow and apply operational and maintenance systems for the equipment and systems used in work activities

Follow and apply safety management system and OH&S procedures for use and maintenance of equipment and systems used in work activities

Carry out the preventative and remedial maintenance procedures for the equipment and systems used in work activities