Marina Attendant

Course Information

The one day Marina Attendants course is a great stepping stone for people aged 15+ to enter into the marina industry. It meets the needs of young people wanting to gain experience and learn more about the industry. It also meets the needs of the industry by introducing young people to the career prospects and opportunities within the industry and the opportunity to train potential staff and existing staff. The course is delivered by Australia's leading Certified Marina Managers and Certified Marina Operators.

Course Content

Part of the one-day course is spent in the classroom, and the rest of the day is spent outside getting hands-on experience and practice.

  • Tying up and letting go of boats
  • Giving berthing and dock support
  • Handling and moving boats
  • Inspecting the marina
  • Work health and safety
  • Pumping and giving fuel service
  • Sewage pump out systems
  • Customer Service
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Rope splicing
  • Power outlets, fire hoses, fenders, use of ropes
  • Looking after the environment

Benefits/Learning Outcomes

  • A great course to learn more about what sort of work you do as a Marina Attendant
  • Skills and knowledge that you'll need to do a great job
  • Obtain safe working practices that'll look after you and customers
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Gain contacts in the industry for future part-time or full-time work
  • Achieve a certificate recognised all over Australia in the marina industry
  • Lots of opportunities to have a go at activities

Prerequisites and Career Pathway

Anyone under the age of 18 are required to have their parents/guardian permission before participating in this course.

A boat licence is not a requirement of the course.

Please refer to the Career Pathway for the Marina Industry.

Who Should Attend

If you are aged 15+ this is a great course to gain an insight into the type of work and skills required in the marina industry. It is the best starting point to open doors to the opportunity to gain part-time or full-time work.

Anyone who is currently working in the industry who needs to broaden their understanding and update on latest marina attendant trends.

Course Fees

$195.00 (incl gst) per person

Fees include: course folder and presentation, learning materials, equipment and resources, morning and afternoon teas, lunch and marina tour.

Dates and Registration

Course date for 2017 is listed below. Registration closes 5 days before course commencement.


Contact the MIA Industry Education Officer
Email: or Tel. 02 8197 4753