Marine transport professionals manage the operation of a range of marine vehicles including ships and boats.

Where marine transport professionals are employed

Marine transport professionals work in ports and harbours, directing freight handling and ship maintenance as well as on vessels directing crews in the operation of the ship.


Full-time marine transport professionals in South Australia generally earn more than $1,600 per week.

Graph of pay scales for Marine Transport Professionals

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 316 people employed full-time as marine transport professionals in South Australia compared with 278 in 2006.

How to become one

Most professionals working in marine transport have 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.

For information on course admission requirements and how to apply to the universities and TAFE in South Australia visit the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Check South Australian universities at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia.

For information about Australian universities visit Quality Indicators for Learning  and Teaching (QILT).

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