DIPLOMA OF TRANSPORT & DISTRIBUTION (COASTAL MARITIME OPERATIONS - MASTER CLASS 3)

Rationale: A qualification aligned to the educational requirements for certification as a Master Class 3 as described in Part D of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).

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-seven 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

A

Handling Cargo and Vessel Stability

add topic TDMMA707B

Monitor the loading, stowage, securing and unloading of cargo

add topic TDMMA807B

Monitor the care of cargo during a voyage

add topic TDMMA1707A

Determine the stability and trim of the vessel

B

Equipment Checking and Maintenance

add topic TDMMB407B

Maintain seaworthiness of vessel

add topic TDMMB4807A

Manage the operations and maintenance on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

C

Manoeuvre Vessel

add topic TDMMC407B

Manoeuvre the vessel and operate small power plants within the limits of responsibility of a Master 3

E

Communication

add topic TDMME207B

Communicate using standard marine vocabulary

add topic TDMME307B

Transmit and receive information by visual signalling

add topic TDMME507B

Transmit and receive information by marine radio or telephone

add topic TDMME807C

Transmit and receive information by GMDSS subsystems and equipment

add topic TDMME1107A

Contribute to effective communications and teamwork on a coastal vessel Note1

F

Operational Quality

and Safety

add topic TDMMF607B

Organise and manage the provision of medical care 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

F

Operational Quality

and Safety

(continued)

add topic TDMMF2107B

Control safe access to and on vessel

add topic TDMMF2907B

Maintain a safe navigational watch on a coastal voyage

add topic TDMMF5407A

Observe safety and emergency procedures on a coastal vessel Note2

add topic TDMMF5507A

Fight and extinguish fires on board a coastal vessel Note3

H

Navigation

add topic TDMMH507B

Use radar to maintain safety of navigation

add topic TDMMH1407A

Apply weather information when navigating a vessel within the limits of responsibility of a Master 3

add topic TDMMH1607A

Determine position of the vessel

add topic TDMMH1907A

Plan a passage

L

Human Resources

add topic TDMML507A

Manage business and administration on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

U

Environment

add topic TDMMU107B

Monitor compliance with legislative requirements and measures to ensure protection of the environment

add topic TDMMU407B

Ensure compliance with pollution prevention measures

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 (as they apply to coastal vessel operations).

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 (as they apply to coastal vessel operations).

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL UNITS TO MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The units listed 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.

F

Operational Quality
and Safety

add topic TDMMF307B

Manage business and legal requirements on a vessel

Maintain a safe navigational watch

Observe personal safety and social responsibilities Note5

Work safely in enclosed spaces on a vessel

Manage marine firefighting and prevention activities on board a vessel

Prevent, control and fight fires on board an oceangoing vesselNote6

H

Navigation

add topic TDMMH1007B

Navigate a high speed vessel

Apply command navigation procedures on vessels limited by tonnage or near coastal operations

O

Security

add topic TDMMO107A

Follow maritime security procedures

U

Environment

add topic TDMMU107B

Monitor compliance with legislative requirements and measures to ensure protection of the environment

Optional imported units from the Training and Assessment Training Package TAA04

add topic TAADEL301A

Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills

Contribute to assessment

Optional imported
units from the
Business Services Training Package BSB01

add topic BSBFLM409B

Implement continuous improvement

Manage workplace information systems

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.

Note5:add topic TDMMF5607A is a new oceangoing 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.

Note6:add topic TDMMF6207A is a new oceangoing unit incorporating the requirements of the previous two units add topic TDMMF901A 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.


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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for

TDM50507 - Diploma of Transport & Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations - Master Class 3)

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

Establish and implement vessel's communication systems and procedures

Listen to and interpret complex verbal information related to the operation, maintenance and management of the vessel

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

Speak clearly and directly on diverse and complex matters related to vessel's operations, maintenance and management

Write documents including reports on vessel operations and maintenance, safety incident reports, entries in vessel's official log, etc.

Negotiate issues with others in the course of vessel operations

Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour

Interpret and record observations and equipment readings and displays

Use bridge communication equipment and GMDSS radio equipment

Teamwork

Provide leadership to the crew of the vessel

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

Motivate crew members

Assist crew members to achieve and maintain competency

Manage the avoidance and prevention of harassment of others on the vessel

Collaborate with crew members in the course of vessel operations

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

Problem solving

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

Monitor and anticipate problems that may occur in the course of vessel operations including hazards and risks and take appropriate action (e.g. collision avoidance strategies, avoidance of navigational hazards, etc.)

Manage hazards and risks in complex and diverse situations (e.g. navigation hazards, crew working in confined spaces, navigating heavy weather and seas, etc.)

Use advanced diagnostic and analysis techniques required when managing maintenance program for vessel's propulsion, electrical and auxiliary systems in conjunction with the chief engineer and other crew members on the vessel

Use mathematics to solve complex problems such as vessel's stability and loading calculations, fixing of vessel's position, and planning and plotting a vessel's course

Initiative and enterprise

Modify activities dependent on differing work situations and contingencies such as changes in the weather and sea conditions, different loading conditions and navigation in different waters

Take appropriate initiatives in complex and diverse situations such as those above

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

Planning and organising

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

Establish and implement systems and procedures for maintaining compliance with regulations and codes of practice

Monitor and evaluate operational performance and compliance

Collect, manage and interpret information needed to plan and organise operations

Organise and plan own management activities as master of the vessel

Manage time and priorities in the course of management activities on the vessel

Self-management

Interpret and apply regulations, survey requirements, standard procedures and codes of practice as they apply to the vessel, 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 master of the vessel

Learning

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

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

Instruct, coach or mentor other crew members on the vessel

Contribute to the assessment of the competency of other crew members

Create 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 required for management activities

Technology

Operate complex equipment and systems including vessel's propulsion and auxiliary systems, GMDSS radio systems, radar and other bridge and electronic navigation systems, etc.

Establish and implement operational and maintenance systems for the vessel's hull, propulsion and auxiliary systems, safety and deck equipment and other facilities on the vessel

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

Manage the preventative and remedial maintenance of vessel's hull, plant, equipment and tools