DIPLOMA OF TRANSPORT & DISTRIBUTION (MARINE ENGINEERING - ENGINEER WATCHKEEPER)

Rationale: A qualification aligned to the educational requirements for certification as an Engineer Watchkeeper as described in Marine Orders Part 3: Seagoing Qualifications (Version 6) under the Navigation Act 1912.

Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as characteristics of AQF Certificate 5:

'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 the twenty units of competency listed below.

Additional units from those listed below or relevant units from this or other Training Packages Note 4 may be included in the qualification to satisfy specific additional needs beyond the minimum requirements. (They may also be achieved separately, either individually or in skill sets, leading to a National Statement of Attainment as described elsewhere in the Training Package)

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

FIELD

UNIT

B

Equipment Checking and Maintenance

add topic TDMMB407B

Maintain seaworthiness of vessel

add topic TDMMB1207B

Faultfind, dismantle, maintain and repair shipboard plant and equipment

add topic TDMMB1307B

Carry out shipboard fabrication and repair operations

E

Communication

add topic TDMME707B

Use English in written and oral form to perform engineering duties

F

Operational Quality
and Safety

add topic TDMMF307B

Manage business and legal requirements on a vessel

add topic TDMMF407B

Maintain the operational condition of lifesaving, firefighting and other safety systems

add topic TDMMF507C

Develop emergency and damage control plans and handle emergency situations on board a vessel

add topic TDMMF1007B

Provide elementary first aid

add topic TDMMF1107B

Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment

add topic TDMMF1807B

Apply medical first aid on board a vessel

add topic TDMMF1907B

Operate survival craft and other lifesaving appliances

add topic TDMMF3107B

Maintain a safe engineering watch

add topic TDMMF5607A

Observe personal safety and social responsibilitiesNote1

add topic TDMMF6107A

Manage marine firefighting and prevention activities on board a vessel Note2

add topic TDMMF6207A

Prevent, control and fight fires on board an oceangoing vesselNote3

R

Carry out Operations on Equipment and Systems

add topic TDMMR907B

Operate alternators, generators and controls systems to supply shipboard electrical power

add topic TDMMR1007B

Operate pumping systems and associated control systems

add topic TDMMR1107B

Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems

add topic TDMMR5907A

Operate steam propulsion plant and associated systems on steam vessels

U

Environment

add topic TDMMU407B

Ensure compliance with pollution prevention measures

An Engineer Watchkeeper must also be able to demonstrated competency in the eight basic engineering units listed below, either through completion of the appropriate engineering trade qualifications, or additional training and assessment, if required:

add topic MEM18001C

Use hand tools

add topic MEM05006B

Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

add topic MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

add topic MEM05001B

Perform manual soldering/desoldering electrical/electronic components

add topic MEM05015C

Weld using manual metal arc welding process

add topic MEM05004C

Perform routine oxy acetylene welding

add topic MEM07005B

Perform general machining

Note1:This is a new unit incorporating the requirements of the previous four units add topic TDMMF701B Observe safe working practices, add topic TDMMF801B Comply with emergency procedures, add topic TDMML201A Contribute to effective human relationships on board a vessel and add topic TDMME101A Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties

Note2:This is a new unit incorporating the requirements of the previous two units add topic TDMMF1301A Manage marine firefighting and prevention activities and add topic TDMMF2001A Prevent, control and fight fires on board a vessel

Note3:This is a new unit incorporating the requirements of the previous two units add topic TDMMF907B Fight and extinguish fires and add topic TDMMF1201A Minimise the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL UNITS TO MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The unitslisted below or relevant units from this or other Training Packages Note4 may be included in the qualification to satisfy specific additional needs beyond the minimum mandatory requirements (they may also be achieved separately, either individually or in sets, leading to a Statement of Attainment as described elsewhere in the Training Package).

F

Operational Quality
and Safety

add topic TDMMF5807A

Adapt to basic industry and regulatory requirements for tanker operations

add topic TDMMF5907A

Work safely in enclosed spaces on a vessel

O

Security

add topic TDMMO107A

Follow maritime security procedures

add topic TDMMO207A

Carry out ship security officer functions

Optional imported
units from the
Business Services Training Package BSB01

add topic BSBFLM505B

Manage operational plan

add topic BSBFLM506B

Manage workplace information systems

add topic BSBFLM509B

Facilitate continuous improvement

Optional imported units from the Training and Assessment Training Package TAA04

add topic TAADEL301A

Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills

add topic TAAASS301A

Contribute to assessment

Note4:Where units of competency are included from another Training Package, Registered Training Organisations should 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 prerequisite or corequisite requirements


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for

TDM50207 - Diploma of Transport & Distribution (Marine Engineering - Engineer Watchkeeper)

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 engine room communication systems and procedures

Listen to and interpret verbal information related to engine room watchkeeping functions and the operation and maintenance of the vessel

Read and interpret maritime regulations, engineering drawings, gauges and instrument readings, vessel's safety management system, vessel and equipment manufacturer's instructions, etc.

Speak clearly and directly on diverse matters related to engine room watchkeeping functions and engine room operation and maintenance

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

Negotiate issues with others in the course of engine room operations

Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour

Interpret and record observations and equipment readings and displays

Communicate with multilingual crew

Use engine room communication equipment and radio equipment

Teamwork

Assist in the provision of leadership to the engine room 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 engine room watchkeeping operations

Monitor and anticipate problems that may occur in the course of watchkeeping operations including hazards and risks and take appropriate action (e.g. avoidance of fire and explosion, avoidance of engine room hazards, etc.)

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

Use required analysis techniques required when carrying out maintenance program for propulsion, electrical and auxiliary systems in conjunction with the chief engineer and other crew members on the vessel

Use mathematics to solve problems such as various calculations related to the operation of propulsion and auxiliary plant and equipment

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 plant and equipment and engine room emergencies

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

Respond appropriately to any changes in engine room plant, 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

Implement bridge resource management strategy

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 as engineer watchkeeper

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 engine room systems, 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 propulsion and auxiliary plant and equipment and its operating environment

Update own knowledge and skills required for engine room watchkeeping activities

Technology

Operate engine room systems including vessel's propulsion and auxiliary systems, electrical systems, radio systems, other engine room equipment, etc.

Follow and apply operational and maintenance systems for the vessel's hull, propulsion, electrical and auxiliary systems, safety and deck equipment and other facilities on the vessel

Follow and apply safety management system and OH&S procedures for use and maintenance of equipment and facilities

Carry out the preventative and remedial maintenance procedures for the vessel's hull, propulsion plant, electrical and auxiliary systems, other engine room equipment and tools