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  1. Organisation: Subject: Mapping TDM07 to MAR/MAR13

    How do I map TDM07 units of competency to MAR13 or MAR, please?

    • Map MAR units to MAR13 units using the MAR Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

      Then map the MAR13 units to TDM07 units using the MAR13 Training Package Header Volume on TGA.

      If you need further comparisons you can use the TGA compare function.

  2. Organisation: Subject: Implementation of the MAR training package

    This maybe abit late, however, during a consultation (within South Australia re: MAR Maritime Case for Endorsement) a stakeholder stated that:

    “…Prior to implementation of the MAR training package, marine radio was part of the TDM qualification. For MAR it was omitted and just seen as a licensing requirement for AMSA certification. However all my students needed this and as it sat outside of the training package, needed to be charged as fee for service. This led to administration, enrolment and Office of Maritime Communications problems (invigilators cannot charge for their service).

    Ideally I would like to see the marine radio operator’s skill set imbedded in the Cert II MAR to overcome these issues, as well as the fact that marine radio use for operators is an integral part of their safety and operational duties as master of a vessel, and should be recognised in the qualification as such…”



    • Thank you for your feedback, the radio units were removed from the Maritime Training Package on the advice from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The rationale provided was that radio operation is a separate requirement for AMSA certification and that someone does not have to complete units in the Training Package, but can undertake the exam with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

      Since the endorsement of the Maritime Training Package, ACMA submitted a proposal to develop an Australian Territorial Waters Radio Operators Skill Set and in addition, TLISC in consultation with ACMA and AMSA updated the original TDM07 units relating to MROCP and MROVCP. These units/Skill Sets were submitted for endorsement late last year and once endorsed will be incorporated in the MAR Maritime Training Package.

  3. Organisation: Release 2 of the unit MARB006 Maintain marine internal combustion engines

    I see that Release 2 of the unit MARB006 Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems was released on 15 Feb 2015. There is a small mistake where Performance Criteria 5.1 and 5.6 have been duplicated according to the TGA website.

    • In release 2 of MARB006 Maintain marine internal combustion engines, propulsion plant and auxiliary systems the Performance Criteria 5.1 and 5.6 have been duplicated. This is a typographical error and will be corrected with the next release of the MAR Maritime Training Package.

  4. Organisation: Subject: MARB003 Service marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems

    MARB003 Service marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems

    Knowledge Evidence:

    • What value is there in MED3s having knowledge of Basic timing diagram when it has no relevance in a workplace context ? Can it be removed?

    MARC007 Operate marine internal combustion engines, and propulsion and auxiliary systems

    As there is very little scope in the units for common workplaces trouble shooting practices, can these please be included in the knowledge evidence:-

    • Opportunities to use different types circulating pumps to rectify faults in emergency situations.

    • Opportunities to use components of other auxiliary systems to rectify faults in emergency situation.

    • Dangers and limitations associated with retro fitting systems.

    • Thank you for your feedback. I will raise your concern with AMSA, however the qualifications and units of competency in the MAR Maritime Training Package were developed to address the NSCV. A knowledge of Basic timing diagrams is required in Table 11: Marine Engine Driver Grade 3, Outcome 11.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the construction, operation and service of marine internal combustion engines.

      I have included your suggestion to include additional information in the knowledge evidence in the Maritime Issues Register. This will be considered with the next release of MAR.

  5. Organisation: Subject: Cert 3 "Master 24" and "MED2"

    Have just noticed the Business Units in the Cert 3 “Master 24″ & “MED2″ are superceded as of March 2015. I’ve not looked at the higher level certs but imagine this may be the case there also.
    Rather than continuing to use such units from another package, are we able to return to “Maritime” Units to cater to this skill & knowledge bracket?

    • A unit imported into another Training Package remains current for the life of that Training Package, if it is listed as a core or elective unit. This applies to all imported units, regardless of the Training Package.
      Although the business services unit BABFLM303C has been superseded in the Business Services Training Package, it remains current in the MAR Maritime Training Package. Therefore you should deliver and assess the unit/s that are listed in the qualification packaging rules. You should not transition to the new version of the imported unit or substitute the unit with another unit.

  6. Organisation: Subject: Coxswains grade 2 alignment to Certificate 1

    I am concerned with the coxswains grade 2 being aligned to a certificate 1 training package level (AQF level 1). A large client group of mine are oyster growers where a coxswain grade 2 can be master of a vessel with several crew, 2 x 250 HP outboards in shallow water with large loads where many recreational boaters operate.
    Certificate 1 AQF level qualifications are typically for those who work under direct supervision in a highly structured environment, and is often taught at high school as a ‘taste’ of VET. This is not the environment where a skipper as a vessel needs to often make complex safety decisions that affect his crew and other marine users.
    I would guess that coxswain grade 2 is aligned to a cert I due to a ‘log jam’ at the higher end masters qualifications towards diploma level, however this shouldn’t mean that lower level masters qualifications are arbitrarily pushed to a lower AQF level.
    Could you please advise whether you consider if a coxswains grade 2 is suitable as an AQF level 1 qualification? If so why? and if not whether it will be rectified?

    • Thank you for your feedback. Any change the AQF level will require further consultation with relevant stakeholders, including AMSA. The current process is that any proposed changes to the Training Package, including this one, are submitted to the Maritime Advisory Committee (MAC) for approval and prioritisation.