Course Details

The Straddle Carrier Operations and Maintenance course is aimed at people working in marine service and boat yards. It instructs them on all facets of straddle carrier / travel lift operations.

Industry professionals have identified key competencies which are vital to the operation and maintenance of a straddle carrier so the operator can use them in the safest and most efficient manner.

This course is based on nationally accredited units of competency designed according to the Australian Qualifications Training Framework (AQTF):

• MEM11010B Operate Mobile Load Shifting Equipment
• MEM13014A Apply Principals of Occupational Health and Safety in the Work Environment
• MEM16006A Organise and Communicate Information

 Course Content

This two day course covers one day of theory and one day of practical sessions in the boatyard. Topics covered are:

• Work, health and safety
• Maintenance, service checks and pre-start up checks
• Types of slings and maintaining slings
• Customer agreements and communication
• Preparing to lift, positioning slings and lifting
• Blocking and stabilising
• Returning vessels to the water

 Gain a Nationally Recognised Certificate of Attainment

Upon successful completion of the course and assessments, students will receive a MIA Wallet Sized Card and a Nationally Recognised Certificate stating the units of competency completed. They are also entered onto a national database of accredited straddle carrier operators

To obtain the above, students are required to be present at both days of the course and complete the following assessment materials and activities:

• Practical session activities & questions
• Workplace activities & questions
• Video demonstration carrying out a lift
• A log book of 20 Lifts
• A signed declaration from Manager or Supervisor

These materials are to be submitted to MIA within 3 months of attending the course. Assistance is available to those with reading or writing difficulties.

A Certificate of Participation will be sent to those who do not complete the above requirements within 3 months.

 Prerequisites and Career Pathway

There are no prerequisites for this course, however students should have access to a straddle carrier/travel lift.

Please refer to the Career Pathway for the Marina Industry.

 Date, Venue and Cost

Saturday to Sunday 13 – 14 June 2015, 9am – 5pm

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
16 Mitala Street

MIA Members: $924.50
Non MIA Members: $1,200

Fee includes: course folder and presentation, resources, morning and afternoon teas, and lunch for two days. Students must find their own accommodation.

 Register Now!

To book a place, please email the Industry Education Officer, Ian Winestock, the following information of the applicant:

1) Full Name
2) Date of Birth
3) Position
4) Mobile Phone Number
5) Email Address

Registration closes Friday 22 May 2015

For further information please contact Ian Winestock on 02 8197 4753 or