Licence /
Certificate IV
Entry level

Key responsibilities

Ship's Captains are ultimately responsible, under the law, for aspects of operation such as the safe navigation of the ship, its cleanliness and seaworthiness, safe handling of all cargo, management of all personnel, inventory of ship's cash and stores, and maintaining the ship's certificates and documentation.

Generic skills
  • Leadership
  • Collaborative
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
Priority skills
  • Navigation
  • Shiphandling Cargo Care
  • Adapt to changing conditions and respond to emergency situations
  • Willingness to spend time at sea and be away from home for long periods
  • Customer service

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