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Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)

Maritime Employees Training Limited (METL) is now approved by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver and assess the nationally recognised Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson) qualification. This qualification replaces the previous Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Linesperson), and METL is currently the only Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the qualification on scope.

The course materials and methodologies were developed by Kerrie Simpson, (who developed the previous Certificate I qualification), drawing on the experience of a crew of experienced Linesmen in the Port of Newcastle.

The qualification is gained primarily through assessments on-the-job, as opposed to extensive classroom-based learning, which minimises disruption in the workplace, and provides robust, documented evidence of actual skills as they are demonstrated.

Lines work is a high risk occupation. This qualification and its training and assessment methods will continue to build on the Industry’s commitment to ongoing safe work practices and help ensure that all persons engaged in Lines work are suitably skilled and qualified to do the work to a national set of competency standards.

For further details regarding this course, please see be below


MAR20120 Certificate II Maritime Operations (Linesperson)

Course Overview
This qualification is suitable for people working in the maritime industry as a Linesperson engaged in a range of tasks in mooring and unmooring operations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Qualification Requirements
This course focuses on the skills required to work within the Maritime Industry Lines divisions.To be awarded this entry level Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson), competency must be achieved in the following 10 core units and one elective:


Work in a team



Provide First Aid



Conduct manual tasks safely



Apply marine terminology and port procedures



Maintain mooring equipment



Conduct mooring operations using mechanical equipment



Perform mooring operations



Communicate during mooring operations



Follow port and terminal security procedures



Follow work health and safety, and emergency procedures during mooring operations


Elective units 


Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio within Australian Territorial Waters



Follow environmental work practices


Course delivery options
Reassessment for experienced Linespersons will consist of rigorous assessment against the requirements of each unit of competency (UOC) over a four (4) month period supported by components of off-the-job training for some units to develop new skills and knowledge.
New starters will have the course delivered through a combination of on and off-the-job training to ensure the building of new skills and knowledge which then are assessed over a period of time to confirm skills, knowledge and safe working practices.

Assessment Processes
The job of a linesperson is a high risk occupation so the assessment processes must be undertaken on the job. This combines testing knowledge and evidence of compliance to employers and against site and industry safety standards for each unit of competency.
Assessment will consist of knowledge testing, on-the-job assessment, case studies and simulations for each unit of competency

Benefits to Employers
1.    On the job training and assessment minimises the impact on operational requirements
2.    The assessment process provides documented evidence of individual safe work practice and compliance to required risk management standards
3.    The training provides additional development and assists in identifying future leaders and allows individuals to identify options for further career development in the Industry
4.    The Assessment process is customised where possible, with use of site procedures and documentation enabling employers to identify and implement any process improvements to procedures and documentation

For all enquiries please contact METL on (02) 8296 6385, or via email

Maritime Employees Training Ltd.   

MAR20120 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)

Course Information October 2021

NTIS Code 91686

Posted in Ahoy at 01 August 17

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