Courses & Units

Marine Transportation I JND286



On completion of this unit a student will be able to properly plan, load, carry and deliver various types of cargoes including cargoes of hazardous and perishable nature. The unit discusses the industry practices and procedures appropriate to the type of cargo and ships they are carried, the development of cargo handling equipment and the regulatory requirements to be complied with. This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the current Maritime Training Package, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A- II/1 of the STCW code.


Unit name Marine Transportation I
Unit code JND286
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Captain Anand Ravi
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse international standards and legislation governing the carriage of goods by sea.
  • Apply principles of safe handling, stowage and securing of cargoes to ensure efficiency and the safety of life and the ship.
  • Demonstrate adequate understanding and application of cargo planning, monitoring of operations, communication and port watchkeeping.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,967.00

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Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated face to face learning towards the end of semester.

Students attending classes and students electing to study on the flexible mode will follow the same class timetable. Total lecturing hours have not changed from the existing ones. Both categories of students will have access to the same resources through MyLO.

Lectures Duration/ Frequency/Timetabling:

4 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks. Total Hrs 40.

Practicals Duration/ Frequency/Timetabling:

30 hrs delivered over last 3 weeks. Total Hrs 30.

AssessmentTerm Test (30%)|Final Exam (60%)|Quiz (10%)
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All of the required reading for this unit will be provided on MyLO.


1. Cargo Work: For Maritime Operations 8th Edition by DJ House, ISBN 9781138846067 (2016) available from the UTAS library.
2. Latest edition of the IMSBC code (hard copy or digital version) is available from the UTAS library.
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3. Latest editions of IMDG code and supplement (hard copy or digital version) available from the UTAS library.
4. Selected Marine Orders issued by AMSA available on the AMSA website.
Regs4ships – this is an updated, searchable, maritime regulation database that combines Flag State compliance documentation with IMO, ILO & EU legislation to provide an overall regulatory solution. Accessible through the following link in the UTAS Library:

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