Captain - Queensland Industry Tourism Council


Captains control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.


  • Control and direct shipping operations to ensure safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • Navigate a ship by supervising the ship’s course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
  • Direct the activities of the deck crew
  • Plan, control and coordinate the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship
  • Ensure compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment

Future demand

Future demand - moderate

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