News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Marine Industry Skills Forum

Marine Industry Skills Forum

A marine industry skills forum to be held in Brisbane by the National Marine Safety Committee on 10th and 11th July will allow the industry to provide input on strategies to tackle the sector’s skills shortage.

NMSC’s CEO Maurene Horder said the Marine Competencies Industry Forum will bring together representatives from the commercial and recreational maritime sectors, training and government to define the problems and develop plans to meet skills requirements.

Australia’s marine industries are major contributors to the Australian economy. For example, in 2002/03, ship building and repair; boat building and repair; marinas and marine equipment retailers; and boating infrastructure employed 14 800 people, turning over AUD $5.1 billion in revenue.* However, Ms Horder explained that employers are finding it harder to attract new recruits and retain skilled staff.

'We will be outlining the current skills situation in Australia, and will explore new training initiatives for the marine industry.'

Ms Horder went on to say that the marine industry was diverse and was made up of several sectors – each with its own particular skills base and needs.

'In response to this, forum attendees will be able to choose from three streamed workshops to match their area of interest.'

On Tuesday 10 July, the plenary session will focus on defining key skills issues, and the workshops will feature: the Australian Marine Industry Federation’s strategy; sea time requirements; and the process of developing competencies to match industry needs.

NMSC representatives will outline a project to implement the training and licensing policy directions of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Communiqué to help overcome the skills shortage.

'This project will change the way the skills shortage is addressed by adopting a national approach towards apprenticeships, training and skills recognition.'
Wednesday 11 July deals with how to meet skills requirements with industry leaders to address the needs of the seafood, engineering, charter vessel, trading and boat building and repairs sectors. Workshops will aim to identify strategies to overcome skills barriers in commercial vessel operations, boat building and engineering.

*Source: The Allen Consulting Group - Report to the Federal Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, March 2005

Dates: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July 2007
Venue: Brisbane Marriott Hotel 515 Queen Street BRISBANE QLD 4000
Registration forms and further information can be downloaded from


by Medis Services


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

10:19 AM Mon 9 Jul 2007 GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Related News Stories:

30 Apr 2011  Boatyards and their liability - can they contract it away?
11 Jan 2011  New Solas Life Jacket Light from Burke Marine
15 Dec 2010  Product of the Week: Freshield vacuum seal packager
17 Nov 2010  Intellian Appoints New Director of VSAT Sales for The Americas
24 Jun 2010  Doyle Sails announces a major expansion in Sydney - loft re-opens
01 Dec 2009  Salthouse Marine – moves closer to the water
28 Mar 2009  Last chance to list in the Who's Who of Yacht Racing
26 Feb 2009  Nexus Marine acquired by Dean Barker and Richard Macalister
02 Oct 2008  Line 7 announce exclusive Coastal Classic range
18 Sep 2008  52m ketch Mondango launched

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/,

Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,

America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell,,

Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland

2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,

2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images   
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive   
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia   
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing   
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third   
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer   
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT