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March 31, 2011
By ABCIS Melanie Schinkel
THE Marine Technician (MT)
career continuum has been revised
to improve the training delivered to
MT sailors as a result of the Marine
Technical Category Restructure
Chief of Navy VADM Russ
Crane believes it is essential for MT
sailors to get the required tuition to
equip them with the right skills to
operate and maintain the developing
and complex systems and equipment
on HMA ships.
MTCR Project Officer CMDR
Andrew Wright said the intent was
to deliver instruction at more appro-
priate times in sailors' careers.
"MT careers need to progress
with the development of the RAN's
technical capabilities," CMDR
"The concept of the new MT
career continuum is to train sailors at
the right stage of their careers for the
jobs they will undertake at sea.
"With this in mind, the
Engineering Faculty at HMAS
Cerberus developed a baseline
model for the initial schooling of
"This revised career course
has been designed to make learn-
ing interesting, hands-on and, more
importantly, to provide training
that's in line with MT roles at sea."
Cerberus' Engineering Faculty
procured new training assets
including a steering systems simu-
lator, pumping and transfer sys-
tem, a reverse osmosis water gen-
erator, a sewage treatment system
and an electrical power-generating
plant for its Marine Engineering
"These instructional aides are
systems currently fitted in RAN
ships and incorporate the same oper-
ating principles and system redun-
dancies to give maximum interac-
tion in the teaching environment,"
CMDR Wright said.
"Trainees are now able to get out
of the classroom and spend more
time on the equipment they will
eventually operate every day at sea.
"This shore-based program will
enhance initial MT technical and
platform specific training, which
will reduce the on-the-job coaching
required for sailors when they are
posted to a ship.
"With this specialised equipment
now in use, MT sailors will be far
better prepared to do their jobs at
He said sailors' postings would
also reflect their competencies to
ensure they received the required on-
the-job training before progressing
to the next skill level.
ABMTs will be employed in
semi-skilled postings to help
develop their knowledge and gain
LSMTs will receive trade train-
ing for the higher skilled main-
POMTs will receive instruction
to undertake senior technician
and section head roles.
CPOMTS will take on the broad-
er roles of diagnostician, supervi-
sor and group manager.
The instruction delivered is
accredited under the Australian
Quality Training Framework levels
two and three, and up to level six at
the CPO rank.
MT sailors will gain qualifica-
tions from Certificate III (Coastal
Engineer) to Certificate VI (Engineer
Class II) under the Australian
Transport and Distribution (Marine
Engine Driving) training standards.
For more information about the MTCR
and MT career continuum, visit the
DRN site at http://intranet.defence.
skills for sea careers
QUALITY TRAINING: Engineering Faculty instructor LSMT Matthew
Leatham operates the steering systems trainer at HMAS Cerberus' Marine
Engineering Demonstration Building.
Photo: ABMT Lee Hochkins
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