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Simon Earle: 7 Years At METL

Posted 28th August 2017

Congratulations to METL CEO, Simon Earle, who clocked up 7 years at METL in August this year. Mr. Earle started as Operations Manager when METL kicked off, so has been through the ups and downs and has been dedicated to the ongoing success of the organisation.

He points to 2016 as being a particularly satisfying period. METL was awarded the NSW Department of Industry Medium Employer of the Year, produced the WA Trainee of the Year and received the coveted Lloyd’s List Maritime Services Award.

Simon Earle METLs CEO

“Everyone worked hard through the set-up in 2010 and during the early years. That laid a platform for our focus on quality, our commitment to the industry the development of services that led to our accolades last year,” he said.

He also points to 2017 as being a critical period of change and growth for the organisation. 2017 saw METL complete the construction of their own training facility at the Australian Marine Complex in WA; the commencement ofa Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson) course; and accreditation given to deliver HSR training. METL is also gearing up to provide a range of maritime-specific high-risk training to enhance skills and deliver safety outcomes for the industry.

“I am proud to have been involved in these key initiatives over the last 7 years. With the support of our industry partners and Host Employers, the direction from the Board and the current team, we’ve come a long way. I am really looking forward to what we can achieve in the next few years.”

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)

Posted 01st August 2017

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


MAR20116 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 units:
Code     Mandatory Requirements
BSBWOR301    Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAID003    Provide first aid
MARB025    Maintain mooring equipment
MARB026    Apply knowledge of marine terminology and port procedures
MARC019    Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio within Australian Territorial Waters
MARC022    Perform mooring and unmooring activities
MARC031    Shift mooring lines using mechanical means
MARE002    Communicate during mooring and unmooring activities
MARF017    Follow work health and safety and emergency procedures during mooring and unmooring activities
MARF026    Follow port and terminal security procedures
TLID1001    Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

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.   

MAR20116 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson)

Course Information July 2017

NTIS Code 91686