231213 Ship's Master

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Ship's Master
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
PMSOL Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Alternative Title:
Ship's Captain

Controls and manages the operations of a ship or boat. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 1
Dredge Master
Ship's Pilot
Tug Master

ANZSCO Skill Level: 

2312 Marine Transport Professionals

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Marine Transport Professionals
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
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.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 851.20