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First ever Marina Traineeship underway

by Marina Industries Association on 12 Apr
First ever Marina Traineeship Marina Industries Association of Australia
The new traineeship for the marina industries will formally commence on the 2 May with participants gathering in Sydney. The Certificate III in Marina Operations was announced in December 2016 by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the Registered Training Organisation Safety Corp.

The Boating Industry Association Watsons Bay Boating Safety Education Centre will be the venue for the first group session of the trainees who have enrolled from NSW marinas. The trainees will commence course work with the topics of customer service and respond to marina emergencies.

MIA Executive Officer Colin Bransgrove said the gathering of trainees will mark a historic day for the marina industry. “Traditional but progressive industries such as the marina industries have found it hard to recruit and retain workers. The addition of the traineeship to the marina career pathway strengthens businesses capacity to attract and retain long term employees.”



CEO of Safety Corp Mark Robb said he was very pleased to have the first group of trainees coming together at Watsons Bay. “While the vast majority of traineeship learning is on the job and on-line, the periods of group face to face learning are incredibly value for the trainees. They develop a strong and supportive network that provides many benefits both in the work place and personally. Safety Corp put a lot of energy into the retention of trainees. Our successful strategies have resulted in a drop-out significantly less than the national average.”

The traineeship is initially being rolled out in NSWwith Qldto be confirmed shortly. Enrolments are still being accepted for a 2017 commencement of the traineeship. MIA is committed to have the traineeship available nationally in 2018.

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