MARA007 Contribute to safe cargo operations on offshore support vessels

MARA007 is a nationally recognised unit under the Australian Maritime College (RTO ID 60131) and the training outcomes are listed on

AMCS as the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College (AMC) is offering online training and assessment on behalf of the AMC.

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake a range of offshore activities on board an offshore support vessel (OSV).  It includes deck preparation, transfer of deck cargoes, bulk cargo operations and operations with deck equipment within the limits of responsibility of an integrated rating and under the direction of the officer in charge or Master.

This unit applies to Integrated Ratings working in the offshore maritime industry assigned to specific activities and responsibilities.

Online Course Registration

To register for the course, please complete registration details form in the link below.  After submitting the form, payment options will be provided.

Click here to complete a registration form

Payment of course fees, or authorisation to invoice from your company is required before your online account is created.  The online account creation process takes between 3-4 business days.


Online (approximately 10 hours)

Course Fee

2018:  Online:  AUD $1000 (GST not applicable)

Need further information?

Please contact us via email or telephone (03) 6324 9850 for further information.

AMCS as the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College (AMC) is offering online training and assessment on behalf of the AMC.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

As of 1 January 2015 students undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a USI.  To apply, please visit:  You will be asked to provide your USI upon enrolment.

Equipment Required

Contribute to Safe Cargo Operations on Offshore Support Vessels online is provided utilising the University of Tasmania’s online learning environment, MyLO.

Set up your computer:  To ensure that your computer and/or browser are set up appropriately to enable MyLO to work properly by running a ‘system check’.

To undertake the final assessment, candidates will need access and use a webcam for the duration of the assessment. This is to verify your identity and to monitor both you and your environment as you undertake the assessment.

Course Structure

The courses consists of:

  • Eleven (11) learning resource sections (Units 1 – 11) including 2D and 3D eModlets
  • Fifteen (15) progress checks spread throughout each section
  • Final Theory Assessment
  • Workplace Practical Assessment under supervision.


The knowledge assessment of MARA007 will be both online (by multiple choice questions) and by observation in a real workplace with an experienced, qualified supervisor.  Performance assessment will be conducted in the workplace during a loading/unloading activity.

Participants need to progress through the online training, during which information and activities will be provided to introduce the subject.   Once a section is completed the participants will be required to complete a formative assessment on those sections.

At the end of the online training the participant will complete a summative assessment. This assessment will be multiple choice questions which reflect the knowledge assessment requirements.

Once participants have successfully completed the online program, the participant will need to undertake a practical cargo loading/offloading operations under the direction of a competent supervisor or assessor.   In order for AMC Search to assess the participant, digital video footage, or photographs, of the participant fulfilling the performance requirements of the assessment will need to be provided in accordance with the Supervisors guide provided.   This will then be assessed by a qualified assessor at the University of Tasmania.

Target Group

People who hold a current Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating) or higher deck or engineer officer qualification or equivalent, or are working towards such qualifications.

It is most suitable for personnel new to offshore operations.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

A – Handling Cargo and Vessel Stability

Unit Sector

Not applicable.


Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued:

  • MARA007 Contribute to safe cargo operations on offshore support vessels

Payment Options

To secure a course registration, payment of the course fee are required (or at minimum of 50% deposit).  Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit Card (online or via (03) 6324-9850)
  • Bank Deposit
  • Cheque/Money Order
  • Company Invoice (approved companies only)

Detailed payment options will be made available after registration is submitted.