Straddle Carrier Operations and Maintenance (Revamped!)

Straddle Carrier Operations and Maintenance (Revamped!)

Course Information

This course is aimed at people working in marine service and boat yards. It instructs them on all facets of straddle carrier operations and maintenance and is provided in partnership with a Registered Training Organisation - Survival First Response.

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 has just been revamped to make it more learner friendly and easier to complete the assessments. The new course will allow participants to complete all written assessments in class during the course with clearly written training materials. This will considerably reduce the amount of work needed after the course to complete the assessments.

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 2 day course covers 1 day of theory and 1 day of practical sessions in the boatyard:

  • 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

The course is delivered by MIA in partnership with Registered Training Organisation - Survival First Response (6603).
Upon successful completion of the course and assessments you will achieve a MIA Wallet Sized Card and a Nationally Recognised Certificate stating:

"Statement of Attainment"
MEM1101B Operate mobile load shifting equipment
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM16006A Organise and communication information

To obtain the above, students are required to be present at both days of the course and complete the assessment materials and activities, which are:
- 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 are required to be submitted to MIA with 3 months of attending the course. Assistance is available to those with reading or writing challenges.

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

After completing the accreditation, students will be listed on the Accredited Straddle Carrier Operators Directory.

Prerequisites and Career Pathway

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

Please refer to the Career Pathway for the Marina Industry

Who Should Attend?

People who are currently employed in a boatyard or marine service centre and who operate, or have the potential to operate, a straddle carrier or mobile travel lift. It is an opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills and to be trained to a national standard.

Course Fees

MIA Members: $924.50 (incl gst) per person

Non-MIA Members: $1200.00 (incl gst) per person

Fees include: course folder and presentation, resources, morning and afternoon teas, and lunch for two days.

Date and Venue

  • Perth, WA
    10 to 11 June 2017 (Saturday to Sunday)
    Venue: Hillarys Yacht Club, Hillarys WA
    Registration Deadline: Friday 19 May

  • Sydney, NSW
    24 to 25 June 2017 (Saturday to Sunday)
    Venue: Sydney Harbour Boat Storage, Sydney NSW
    Registration Deadline: Friday 2 June

Register Now

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

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

Vijaya Selvaraj, Marina Industries Association
Industry Education Officer
education@marinas.net.au
Tel: +61 2 8197 4753