Other Marine Transport Professionals
Other Marine Transport Professionals includes jobs like Boating Safety Officer, Marine Safety Officer, and Vessel Traffic Officer.
Controls and directs shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers.
Ensures compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Marine Transport Professionals, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 91% of people employed as Other Marine Transport Professionals work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 25 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 45 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Other Marine Transport Professionals work in industries like:
- Transport, postal and warehousing
- Public administration and safety
- Education and training
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Other Marine Transport Professionals||All Jobs Average|
Around 55% of Other Marine Transport Professionals live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.
Queensland and Western Australia have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Other Marine Transport Professionals is 44 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 35 to 44 years.
Females make up 19% of the workforce. This is 29 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Other Marine Transport Professionals||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||5.1||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
A Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in maritime operations is usually needed to work as an Other Marine Transport Professional.
- Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
- ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
- My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
- AAPathways website to explore Maritime VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Other Marine Transport Professionals||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||4.5||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||3.2||12.5|
Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Marine Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people and are reliable.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
50%Operation and control
Controlling equipment or systems.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
45%Quality control analysis
Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.
Reading work related information.
Fixing machines or systems.
Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
43%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.
43%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Talking to others.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
41%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Looking for ways to help people.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
39%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
51%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
45%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
39%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
39%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
34%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
29%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
27%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.
25%Medicine and dentistry
Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
24%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
20%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
See details that are far away.
Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.
55%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
Tell the difference between sounds.
Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
Communicate by speaking.
Keep your hand or arm steady.
Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Keep your balance or stay upright.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
80%Doing physically active work
Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.
78%Handling and moving objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.
72%Controlling equipment or machines
Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
69%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
64%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
63%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
62%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
62%Working with mechanical equipment
Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.
60%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
59%Driving vehicles or equipment
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
57%Estimating amounts, costs and resources
Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.
56%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
55%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
53%Training and teaching others
Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
51%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
50%Guiding and directing staff
Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.
46%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
45%Helping and caring for others
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.
34%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Interests and demands
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
100%Outdoors, exposed to weather
Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.
100%Wear common protective or safety equipment
Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.
99%Loud or uncomfortable sounds
Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.
99%Very hot or cold temperatures
Work in very hot or cold temperatures.
92%Exposure to contaminants
Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.
89%Health and safety of others
Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.
88%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
87%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
Talk with people face-to-face.
86%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
84%Consequence of error
Work where mistakes have serious consequences.
84%Spend time standing
Spend time standing at work.
83%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
Work with people in a group or team.
Work to strict deadlines.
77%Bending or twisting your body
Spend time bending or twisting your body.
76%Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings
Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
75%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
74%Walking and running
Spend time walking and running.
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