Safe Transport Victoria is seeking to accredit training providers (ATPs) to provide marine licence training and assessment services to the boating public.
Training and assessment will be classroom based and ATPs will issue successful students with a Certificate of Attainment. This will qualify them for a marine licence to operate registered recreational vessels in Victoria. New applications will be assessed in accordance with the Safe Transport Victoria standard.
Safe Transport Victoria is seeking to accredit training providers to provide marine licence training and assessment services to the boating public.
Training and assessment will be classroom-based and ATPs will issue successful students with a Certificate of Attainment.
This will qualify them for a marine licence to operate registered recreational vessels in Victoria.
Applicants should refer to the training standards and other guidance documents for more detailed information about assessment criteria.
Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to seek feedback.
Applicants are required to submit the following information:
- completed application form
- training and assessment strategy, lesson plans and resources for marine licence and personal watercrafts’ (PWC) endorsement
- insurance evidence for workers’ compensation, public liability and professional indemnity
- evidence of registered training organisation (RTO) status
- evidence of commercial registration and relevant certificates of survey for commercial vessels used in training
- evidence of entity type and registered business name in Victoria
- Working with Children checks for all trainers
- demonstrated maritime training experience.
The training and assessment strategy must cover the following topics:
- recruitment and ongoing training for the training staff to stay updated with current maritime issues
- management of staff and trainers who work with children as young as 12-years-old
- collection and recording of applicants’ identity evidence with a focus on accuracy and privacy
- assessment and review of training venues for suitability and compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS) standards
- brief outline of the course delivery, estimated duration and identification process for participants with low language, literacy and numeracy skills
- description of the assessment process, including its estimated duration
- continual review of course content and delivery process to ensure consistency among all trainers.
Additionally, the assessment questions will be supplied by Safe Transport Victoria and adjusted according to the new VicRoads tests for the marine licence and PWC endorsement.
The application pack will include documents containing information about the assessment criteria.
The training and assessment strategy should address the following:
- How the training staff will be recruited and kept updated with current issues in the maritime environment
- How the organisation will manage staff and trainers working with children as young as twelve years of age
- How the evidence of identity for applicants will be collected and recorded, with an emphasis on privacy and accuracy
- How training venues are to be assessed and reviewed for suitability and OHS compliance
- A brief outline of how course delivery will occur including the estimated duration of the course including a description of how participants with poor language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills will be identified before the commencement of training
- A brief outline of the process for assessing applicants, including an estimate of the duration of the assessment
- A description of the process for continuing review of course content and delivery, and for ensuring consistency amongst all of your trainers.
The test questions used for assessment will be supplied by TSV and will be amended in accordance with the new VicRoads tests for the marine licence and PWC endorsement.