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Published: 15/07/2021

On 4 June 2021 Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) agreed to extend the transition period of selected Maritime Training Package qualifications as listed below.

ASQA made the decision following requests from Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), with the support of Australian Industry Standards.

 This extension is granted to all RTOs delivering the qualifications. The decision extends the transition period for these RTOs to continue training, assessment, and issue Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certification.

 ASQA will publish this decision on its website and notify all affected RTOs.

 The qualifications will remain on the relevant RTOs’ scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period, unless withdrawn from scope prior.


Qualification Extended transition period end date
  • MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)
  • MAR30218 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)
  • MAR40518 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal)
  • MAR40618 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)
  • MAR50115 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Engineer Watchkeeper)
  • MAR50315 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)
  • MAR50415 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)
  • MAR50613 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 3 Near Coastal)
  • MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited)
31 December 2021
  • MAR60115 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)
30 April 2022
  • MAR60215 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1)
21 December 2023

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