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    SHIP'S MASTER

      Alternative Title:
        Ship's Captain

      Controls and manages the operations of a ship or boat. Registration or licensing is required.

      Skill Level: 1

      Specialisations:

        Dredge Master
        Ship's Pilot
        Tug Master
    Ships-Master
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Ship's Master is $ 125,737 for male employees and $ 106,223 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 50.1 Females: 49.8 Persons: 50.1
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2312 Marine transport professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



    Australian visa options for Ship's Captain (Ship's Master)

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    491 Visa
    Permanent
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    494 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Ship's Master
    231213
    AMSA
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    -
    17
    Business Visas
    Assessment
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    -
    19
      Inapplicability conditions (for a TSS visa):

    • The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).
    • The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD120,000.

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    Sponsorship options for Ship's Master
    190 Visa Sponsorship
    491 Visa Sponsorship
    Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
    NTNorthern Territory 190 Visa
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    NT Invitation results from July to September 2019
    NTNorthern Territory 491 Visa
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    • A mandatory registration or licensing is required
    • Financial capacity
    • Applicants living outside Australia:
      one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.
    Subclass 491 only
    - Processing times
    Offshore applicants: six to eight months
    NT student / NT resident applicants: one month.
    - Cost of application: AUD 300
      In response to the evolving COVID-19 NT has stopped accepting offshore General Skilled Migration applications for the Northern Territory nomination effective from 24 March 2020 until further notice.


    Postcodes: Entire territory (including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy)

    NT NTFor applicants who are able to provide evidence of positive employment prospects
    NTNTFor Graduates in the NT
    NTNTFor applicants who have strong family connections
    NTNTFor applicants who meet the NT residency and work requirements (including 485, 417, 462 and 457 visas Holders)
    Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
    SASouth Australia 190 Visa SASouth Australia 491 Visa
    Applicant's Location: South Australia
    • Minimum English Requirment: Competent
    • Minimum EOI Points: 65
    • Visa Subclass: 491
    • Skill-Level: Skill level 2
    • Only available through the Talent and Innovators program
    SA SA
    Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
    VICVictoria 190 Visa



    VIC Invitation results from July to September 2019
    VICVictoria 491 Visa

    CLOSED: the program will re-open in July 2021.
      Currently a limited number of interim visa nomination places is available to applicants who are working in a highly skilled occupation in health, medical research, life sciences, agri-food or digital sectors which supports Victoria's economic recovery and/or health response.
    • Applicants must have lived and worked in regional Victoria for at least the past 3 months..
    International student graduates and PhD applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are also encouraged to apply.

    Applicants with a track record of commercialising innovative ideas and bringing them to market will also be highly regarded.
    VICVictoria Graduates 190 Visa

    VICVictoria Graduates 491 Visa

    Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
    WAWestern Australia 190 Visa

    WAWestern Australia 491 Visa

    WAWestern Australia Graduates 190 Visa

    WAWestern Australia Graduates 491 Visa

    Available
    Avaliable to applicants who have completed the following qualifications or a combination of studies from accredited educational institutions in Western Australia for at least two years (full-time and face-to-face).

    - a university or higher education qualification (registered by TEQSA). This includes a PhD, Masters, Bachelor or higher degree (Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); and/or

    - a vocational education and training (VET) qualification at a Certificate III level or above (registered by ASQA).

    This can include university/higher education; VET (Certicate III level); and/or English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).
    • IELTS score of at least 7 in all bands or OET score of at least B in all bands or TOEFL-iBT (24 in all bands) or PTE Academic (65 in all bands) or Cambridge English Advanced (CEA) (185 in all skills)

      IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.
    • one year of Australian work experience within the last 10 years; or 3 years of overseas work experience within the last ten years
    • Have at least six months Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation within the last five years, A professional year or work placement is considered work experience, if it is a paid position and undertaken post qualification.
      or
      have a six month contract of employment in the nominated (or closely related) occupation in Western Australia (at least an average of 35 hours per week).
    New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
    NSWNew South Wales 190 Visa


    Invitation results between January to August 2019

    Invitation results from July to September 2019
    NSW Regional areas 491 Visa
    NSW Stream 1
    NSW Stream 2
    NSW Stream 3
    Central Coast
    Central West
    Far South Coast
    Far West
    Hunter
    Illawarra
    Mid North Coast
    Northern Inland
    Northern Rivers
    Orana
    Riverina
    Southern Inland
    Sydney
    Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
    QLDQueensland 190 Visa



    QLD Invitation results from July to September 2019
    QLDQueensland 491 Visa

    QLD QLDFor applicants currently working in Queensland:

    Closed: The Queensland State Nomination Skilled Program is closed. BSMQ may re-open the program in July 2021. Queensland 491-SBO (Small Business Owners) Pathway is still OPEN.

    • Currently living and working in regional Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 3 months IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO APPLICATION in REGIONAL Queensland (minimum 35 hours per week); and
    • Have an offer to continue your employment for 12 months in regional Queensland in your nominated or closely related occupation

    There is no specific skills list for the 491 (apart from selected hospitality occupations), however applicants must meet one of the critical skills or sectors as listed below and email detailing how they meet this, including details of employer and role, and how this position is assisting in the COVID response or recovery.
      The Subclass 491 visa is open to COVID critical skill or sectors and selected hospitality occupations:
    • Air Ambulance, Critical Medical, Medical Technology,
    • Engineering, Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain
    • Telecommunications, Film & Television Production,
    • Maritime Industry, Agricultural Technology Food Technology,
    • Mining, Emerging Technology, Financial Technology, and
    • Large Scale Manufacturing.
    Eligible Postcodes: 4207 to 4275, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569 and 4571 to 4575,4124 to 4125, 4133, 4183 to 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570 and 4580 to 4895 (Anywhere except the greater Brisbane area; including Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Pacific Pines, Carrara, Nerang and Gladstone)
    QLD QLD
    QLD QLDQueensland 491 Visa Small Business Owner Pathway

    Applicants must be currently living and operating a small business in a QLD regional area and have a positive skills assessment in their nominated occupation. Applicants under this stream must have full-time work rights and not be currently studying.
      BSMQ criteria requires the applicant to:
    • has prior business experience or qualifications to successfully run the business (or has previously been involved in a family-run business)
    • has purchased an existing business in regional Queensland (Note: not available for start-ups or home based businesses)
    • paid a minimum of $100,000 for the business
    • has 100% ownership of the business
    • be trading in the business for 6 months prior to application
    • employs one (1) employee who is an Australian resident working a minimum of 20 hours per week
    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
    ACTCanberra 190 Visa

    ACTCanberra 491 Visa

    Canberra Matrix: Applicants should express an interest in applying for ACT 190 or 491 nomination by completing a score-based Canberra Matrix where they are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community.
    Canberra residents

    You must meet the following minimum criteria before you are eligible to express an interest in ACT 491 nomination:
    • You must be living and working in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.
    • You must meet one of the following two criterion:
      • Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; (Ship's Master has NOT been in ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST - May 2021)
        OR
      • You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer;
    • You must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for 3 months. Your employment must be continuous; Paid leave (annual, personal or maternity) meets the continuous employment criteria; Unpaid leave only meets the continuous employment criteria if it is evidenced by a valid medical certificate (the certificate cannot be backdated).
    • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
    • You may also work for more than one ACT employer or be self-employed on an ABN.
      If you are self-employed on an ABN:
      • Your total (taxable) income must be at least $500 pw for each week of the employment period claimed
      • you must evidence at least 12 months ACT business activity at date of Matrix submission.
    • If you are including a spouse / partner and/or children in your application, and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.


    Applicants must demonstrate a ‘Proficient’ level of English as defined by Home Affairs (ie IELTS result with a minimum score of 7 (L, R, W, S) or or PTE Academic with a minimum score of 65 (L, R, W, S) or be eligible for ACT 190 Streamlined PhD nomination).


    Overseas applicants

    The Canberra Matrix is closed to overseas applicants.

    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 190 Visa

    ACTACT Streamlined PhD nomination 491 Visa


    Canberra residents- You are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you have:
    • Lived in Canberra for at least 12 months at time of invitation.
    • Completed a PhD at an ACT university.
    Interstate resident- If you are living in another state or territory, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.

    Overseas applicant- If you are living overseas, you are eligible to apply for ACT streamlined PhD nomination if you were awarded a PhD from an ACT university within the last two years.
    Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
    TASTasmania 190 Visa



    TAS Invitation results from July to September 2019
    TASTasmania 491 Visa

    Nomination Criteria: Open for all nomination categories
    • Nomination Category 1: Available to Tasmanian international graduates who have been living in the state for at least 12 months and have studied for a minimum of one academic year (40 weeks) in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time and be either a bachelor or any higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO); Applicants who are not currently in skilled employment must provide a career plan.

      Applicants who commenced their last course of study in Tasmania after 30 June 2021 may need to meet additional requirments:

      If the applicants held a Student visa (subclass 500) when they completed their last course of study in Tasmania, the study must be:
      • a degree (bachelor, masters or any higher degree), or a diploma (standard, advanced, associate or graduate); or
      • a qualification directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.

      If the applicant held a visa that was NOT a Student visa (subclass 500) at the time the applicant completed their last course of study in Tasmania, the study MUST be directly related to a Priority Industry Training and Workforce Development Area (current at the time you commenced study) at the minimum qualification level specified for that area.
      or
    • Nomination Category 2: (If employment commenced after 29 January 2021) have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to the application in any fields (for a minimum of 35 hours per week); The applicant does not need to be working in their nominated occupation. You and your dependents must currently be living in Tasmania; Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for the past 12 months.

      Employment in positions classified at ANZSCO skill level 4 or 5 will not be eligible for the purposes of state nomination unless:
      • the employment is ongoing, for at least 6 months beyond the application date
      • the applicant has reasonable career development prospects in the industry
      • it is located at least 50km from a population centre of more than 5000 people, in a position for which there is a genuine and demonstrated severe labour recruitment difficulty*, or
      • it is associated with aged care and individual support (Unit Group 4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers) (relevant qualifications of at least Certificate III required), or
      • the position involves specialist qualifications or experience* that are not available in the local community, and
      • evidence of prior related employment experience and/or qualifications are provided.


      There are areas of non-skill shortage in Tasmania that are not supported for visa state nomination under the ‘Working in Tasmania’ category. This includes employment relating to:
      • supermarkets
      • service stations
      • limited service restaurants** (cooks, chefs and café / restaurant managers)
      • massage clinics
      • taxi/uber driving
      • sub-contracted cleaning, business maintenance or security work

      or
    • Nomination Category 3: For Overseas Applicants:
      • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment; The applicant and his/her dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months. A genuine need for the nominated position must be met.
      or
    • Nomination Category 4: have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania for a minimum of 12 months; Relationships by marriage, such as sister or brother in law, are not acceptable for this category.
      or
    • Nomination Category 5: Available to small business owners who have established and operated a business (solely owned) in Tasmania for at least 6 months.

      The applicant must demonstrate that the business is highly likely able to give you a personal income that would meet the minimum taxable income requirement set by Home Affairs for the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa. Currently, that is AU$53,900 per year for at least 3 years in the next 5 years; Franchise and share-owned businesses are not acceptable under this category. Service stations, massage clinics and taxi/uber related businesses are not supported under this category.


    Processing Time: 4-6 weeks

    Sponsorship Fee: $220

    Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Hobart, Launceston, Devonpor, Burnie, Kingston, Ulverstone, Wynyard, George Town and Sorell)

    Source: DHA, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

    Ship's Master job description, duties and education requirements

    UNIT GROUP 2312 MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS

      MARINE TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.


      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Registration or licensing is required.


      Tasks Include:

      • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
      • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
      • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship's propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
      • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship's systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
      • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
      • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
      • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
      • navigating a ship by supervising the ship's course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
      • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
      • conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship's life to ensure standards are maintained

      Occupations:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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