Deck Machinery & Lifting Appliances

Who is the course for?

This course is for people requiring the basic knowledge and skills to operate deck machinery and lifting appliances that are commonly used on a typical fish farm vessel.

NOTE: This course is not recommended for operators of vessel-mounted cranes that exceed a 10 ton 1 metre capacity.

What will I learn?

The course includes:

  • vessel stability (including stability books and use of capstans);

  • using machinery, focusing on the use of cranes up to 10 ton 1 metre capacity; and

  • on-board slinging and lifting practices

How will I be trained and assessed?

Training is very practical and is conducted in a training venue. Assessment is conducted during these training sessions. Assessment activities will include:

  • written assessments* of underpinning knowledge; and

  • practical assessments on-board a vessel and using a stability model

How long is the course?

This is a 3 day course (9am – 5pm)

Who can do the course?

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. Participants who hold an appropriate crane licence or dog man’s qualification may be eligible for recognition for some aspects of the course.

What sort of credential(s) do I get if I complete the course?

If you successfully complete all of the assessments, you will receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for

  • SFIFISH311A Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance

What do I need to bring to the training sessions?

All of the equipment, training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by STT. Participants must bring their own writing materials and their own work-style clothing and enclosed footwear appropriate to the forecast weather conditions.


Risks associated with this course include:

  • moving machinery

  • exposure of sun

  • loose clothing

For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State, Growth, Tasmania.

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