Ship’s Officer – ANZSCO 231214

Description
Navigates and controls the safe operation of a ship and supervises and coordinates the activities of deck crew. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level
1
Alternative Titles
  • Deck Officer
Specialisations
  • Navigating Officer (Ship’s)
  • Seaman Officer (Navy)

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Skills Assessment Authority: VETASSESS

Group: 2312 Marine Transport Professionals

Description
control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.
Tasks
  • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
  • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship’s propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship’s systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
  • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
  • navigating a ship by supervising the ship’s course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
  • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
  • conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship’s life to ensure standards are maintained
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 231211 Master Fisher
  • 231212 Ship’s Engineer
  • 231213 Ship’s Master
  • 231214 Ship’s Officer
  • 231215 Marine Surveyor
  • 231299 Marine Transport Professionals nec

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