Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)

This qualification is suitable for people who assist marine surveyors or who undertake administration duties in the maritime industry and/or marine surveying sector.


Total number of units = 9 units

9 core units

Core units



Operational Quality and Safety

add topic MARF3002A

Observe personal safety and social responsibility


Marine Surveying

add topic MARM3001A

Apply knowledge of safety management system legal framework in the workplace

add topic MARM3002A

Apply vessel construction theory to marine survey tasks

add topic MARM3003A

Identify factors that affect a commercial vessels fitness for purpose

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Work in the marine surveying sector


add topic BSBADM307B

Organise schedules

add topic BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic PSPGOV314A

Contribute to conflict management

add topic PSPREG201A

Carry out inspections and monitoring under guidance


    Pathways into the qualification

    Not applicable

    Pathways from the qualification

    MAR40413 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Surveying)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for accreditation as a statutory marine surveyor of domestic commercial vessels by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Accreditation will require achievement of other requirements; people seeking accreditation should check 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:


Complete WHS/OHS records

Prepare simple documents such as summary reports, audit reports and memos for a range of personnel including surveyors, managers, supervisors and seafarers

Read and interpret vessel specifications and drawings


Determine personal requirements for diary and schedule items for individual personnel

Identify range of clients and stakeholders who would require marine surveyor and/or inspector services

Work under supervision of a marine surveyor


Identify conflicts of interest and other vested interests that would affect survey outcome and/or report and resolve with surveyor

Negotiate alternative arrangements and confirm when established appointments are changed

Solve routine problems

Initiative and enterprise

Contribute to WHS/OHS participation processes

Identify and apply appropriate conduct and ethical behaviour

Seek learning opportunities

Planning and organising

Document inspection requirements for materials and components and verify with surveyor

Plan and conduct work safely

Scope framework for marine surveys


Develop a rapport with colleagues and people external to the organisation

Outline behavioural characteristics and personal conduct required of a marine surveyor

Recognise limits of own expertise and legal responsibilities, and access appropriate sources of expertise as required


Identify Master and crew member legal obligations and duties for training employees

Identify WHS/OHS training needs of crew

Regularly update knowledge of SMS, relevant legislation, standards, and workplace policies and procedures


Accurately operate technical and electronic equipment

Operate workplace equipment

Use business technology efficiently and effectively to manage and monitor scheduling and completion of tasks