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The Beacon

MAR20116 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson) Course Information

Posted 25th February 2020

MAR20116 Certificate II in 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.

COURSE DURATION: 12-18 months from enrolment dependant on existing level of experience. Approximately 628 hours which includes all learning and assessment activities much of which is completed on the job.

LOCATION: Students workplace


Qualification Requirements

This qualification 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:


Mandatory Requirements


Organise personal work priorities and development


Provide first aid


Maintain mooring equipment


Apply knowledge of marine terminology and port procedures


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


Perform mooring and unmooring activities


Shift mooring lines using mechanical means


Communicate during mooring and unmooring activities


Follow work health and safety and emergency procedures during mooring and unmooring activities


Follow port and terminal security procedures


Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Eligibility for Enrolment:

  1. As the qualification is delivered in the workplace, students must be currently employed in a permanent or casual capacity in a role involving mooring and unmooring operations for a minimum of 3 months, which is verified by their Employer.
  2. This program requires basic language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the context of the role. The applicant’s LLN skills will be evaluated during the enrolment process to ensure participants enrolling in the program have the skills to complete all training and assessment components.
  3. METL is equipped to provide Students with additional learning support during a program however participants who are identified as having LLN deficits may be referred to a third-party training provider for specialist assistance prior to returning for enrolment in the program.
  4. As of January 1st 2015, all students will need to hold a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. This is required before you can be issued with a Statement of Attainment or qualification for a nationally recognised training course. Participants can create their own USI number by visiting the USI registry-  METL can also assist you in obtaining a USI.
  5. Evidence of Identity is required to be presented in order to enrol in this qualification. This includes date of Birth, residential address, photograph and signature.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) arrangements

Recognition of prior learning is available for highly experienced entrants however applicants will be required to demonstrate they are currently competent against the unit of competency standard. Credit transfer is applied when a unit of competency has been awarded by another RTO that is the same as a unit the Learner is enrolled to complete.

Assessment Requirements:

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.

Dress Requirements:
As the training and assessment is conducted onsite/in the workplace, the appropriate dress and PPE as per the workplace should be observed.


Upon successful completion, METL will issue participants with a nationally recognised Certificate II for MAR20116 in Maritime Operations (Linesperson) providing all fees owing to us have been paid.

Payment Terms:

For individual participants, full payment for the course must be made at the time of booking. For paying employers, payment is due at course completion. Both payment types are as per METL Terms and Conditions.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

If you are unable to attend the course, METL must be notified seven working days prior to course start date. A cancellation fee of 50% will be incurred to the parties who do not inform METL of any non -attendances within the required timeframe. For more information please contact us to view our full fees, charges and refunds Policy.

Policies and procedures

To view our policies and procedures please contact our administration on 02 82966385 or email

Day OF The Seafarer

Posted 25th June 2018

Every year on June 25th, the world celebrates Day of the Seafarer which highlights the importance of seafarers in our lives. The day is not only about acknowledging the contributions that they have to the world economy and civil society, but also the risks and personal costs they bear within their chosen profession.

2018 campaign of Day of the Seafarer is about celebrating seafarers and informing the world about how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone. With that in mind, the tagline for this year’s event is “Seafarers Wellbeing”. The theme was also chosen to coincide with last year’s theme of mental health.

For further information, please click here.