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Able Seafarer Engine

Working as an Able Seafarer Deck you will take up a duty-post near the helm, stand watch, steer vessel under supervision, assist with loading and unloading of cargo and mooring of the vessel.

Summary of Training

  • Provide first aid
  • Contribute to basic cargo operations on liquefied gas tankers
  • Contribute to basic cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers (basic oil and chemical)
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on a vessel
  • Perform dogging on board a vessel
  • Use and care for hand and power tools
  • Assist in an emergency response
  • Contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting)
  • Follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training)
  • Observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)
  • Operate emergency equipment and apply emergency procedures
  • Operate survival craft, rescue boats and lifesaving appliances (proficiency in survival craft)
  • Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and personal survival techniques (PST)
  • Follow environmental work practices
  • Use seamanship skills on board a vessel
  • Work in accordance with an issued permit
  • Enter confined space
  • Contribute to routine engine maintenance on a vessel
  • Contribute to the operation of engine equipment and associated propulsion plant
  • Contribute to monitoring and controlling a safe engine watch

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Automotive, Transport & Maritime

Work Type
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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 156

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 2/8/2022. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Able Seafarer Engine - MAR30220
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
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Commencements

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