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MEM30905 - Certificate III in Boating Services (Release 3)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 20/Dec/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced16/Jul/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced01/Dec/2005

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Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
MEM04018B - Perform general woodworking machine operationsPerform general woodworking machine operations N/A
MEM05003B - Perform soft solderingPerform soft soldering N/A
MEM05005B - Carry out mechanical cuttingCarry out mechanical cutting N/A
MEM05007C - Perform manual heating and thermal cuttingPerform manual heating and thermal cutting N/A
MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc weldingPerform routine manual metal arc welding N/A
MEM05050B - Perform routine gas metal arc weldingPerform routine gas metal arc welding N/A
MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawingInterpret technical drawing N/A
MEM11010B - Operate mobile load shifting equipmentOperate mobile load shifting equipment N/A
MEM11011B - Undertake manual handlingUndertake manual handling N/A
MEM12006C - Mark off/out (general engineering)Mark off/out (general engineering) N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399100 Boat Builders And Shipwrights 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4981 Marine Construction Tradespersons 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0317 Maritime Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Boating Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Marine Services Tradesperson,Boat Serviceperson (Pre Voyage Preparation),Boat Serviceperson (Hulls and Decking),Boating Maintenance Hand 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399100 Boat Builders And Shipwrights 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4981 Marine Construction Tradespersons 25/May/2006 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0317 Maritime Engineering And Technology 25/May/2006 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 01/Dec/2005 
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Modification History

Release 3 - Title corrected for unit MEM05003B Perform soft soldering


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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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Entry Requirements

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Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Read, interpret, follow and communicate information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents
  • Produce sketches, diagrams, charts or graphs
  • Check and clarify task-related information
  • Recognise and use common boating terminology
  • Follow verbal instructions
  • Complete written and verbal reports
  • Use boating communication systems, methods and signals to convey messages


  • Work alone or as part of a team
  • Contribute to a group effort in order to plan and carry out work
  • Identify and delegate work roles
  • Demonstrate leadership skills


  • Undertake numerical operations, geometry and calculations/ formulae (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, percentages and proportions, simple ratios and averages)
  • Use appropriate measuring techniques
  • Inspect quality of own or other employee's work
  • Analyse information according to enterprise and work requirements
  • Assess operation and condition of components against specifications or manufacturer's requirements
  • Identify environmental issues and requirements applying to own work and that of others
  • Use diagnostic skills and tests to identify and determine causes of problems
  • Interpret weather forecasts
  • Use navigational aids to determine boat position

Initiative and enterprise

  • Be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts
  • Identify actual and foreseeable workplace hazards during course of work
  • Modify work plan to overcome unforeseen difficulties or developments that occur as work progresses
  • Participate in improvement procedures including process, quality and internal/external customer/supplier relationships
  • Assist the business to maintain the quality of the environment
  • Optimise material use and minimise waste
  • Implement emergency procedures to protect persons on board

Planning and organising

  • Plan, prioritise and sequence work operations
  • Select and use planning techniques and tools
  • Organise and analyse information relevant to work
  • Set up jobs prior to commencement of work including selection of appropriate materials and adjustment of equipment
  • Carry out trip preparation and planning


  • Carry out work safely and in accordance with company policy and procedures, manufacturer's recommendations, environmental guidelines and legislative requirements
  • Monitor performance of operation or quality of product or service to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Take responsibility for work outcomes
  • Apply techniques, procedures, tools and equipment for compliance with site or manufacturers' specifications.
  • Follow emergency drills
  • Minimise impact on the environment


  • Check and clarify task related information with appropriate personnel
  • Identify customers' requirements with respect to the operation or quality of the product or service
  • Review and modify work progress to complement the work of others
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable standards, legislation, codes of practice and product/process developments


  • Select and use appropriate tools, materials, equipment and machines
  • Select and use appropriate measuring/testing devices
  • Use navigation and communication systems and equipment

Packaging Rules

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Boating Services are:

  • completion of all nine (9) core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of thirteen (13) elective units from the list below to bring the total number of units to twenty one (21).

Note that when selecting elective units any prerequisite units must also be completed and count towards the required number of elective units (refer to units for details).

Up to four appropriate electives may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available in a Certificate III. Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM05 Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NSSC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Only select units that would be suitable for Boating Services occupational outcomes.

Additional qualification descriptors 

There are no approved additional descriptors for this qualification.

Core Units 

  • select all of the units from this list

Unit code 

Unit title 


Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment


Plan to undertake a routine task


Apply quality procedures


Organise and communicate information


Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment


Classify recreational boating technologies and features


Work safely on marine craft


Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units 

  • Select 13 units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 


Perform general woodworking machine operations


Perform soft soldering


Carry out mechanical cutting


Perform manual heating and thermal cutting


Perform routine manual metal arc welding


Perform routine gas metal arc welding


Interpret technical drawing


Operate mobile load shifting equipment


Undertake manual handling


Perform engineering measurements


Mark off/out (general engineering)


Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes


Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials


Use hand tools


Use power tools/hand held operations


Apply fibre-reinforced plastics


Fair and shape surfaces


Maintain marine vessel surfaces


Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes


Refuel vessels


Check operational capability of marine craft


Check operational capability of sails and sail operating equipment


Carry out trip preparation and planning


Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat


Respond to boating emergencies and incidents


Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)


Licence to operate a forklift truck

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