Whitsundays Vessel Master IV - Full Time
Whitsundays, QLD

 Join an award-winning tourism and transport company! 


SeaLink Travel Group is looking for an individual with a strong work ethic and proven leadership skills to join their team for Whitsundays transport operations.


Hold a Master IV Certificate of Competency?

Hold a MED 2 Certificate of Competency?

Have a background in 5 Star guest transfers?

Available for an immediate start?

Looking for an exciting new work environment?

We encourage you to apply!


About the Role


The Master will be responsible for the daily efficient operation of the vessel whilst maintaining excellence in safety, reliability, and staff customer service at all times. The primary function of this role is the safe and efficient operation and navigation of Company vessels. This position requires working as the leader of a team, a high standard of interpersonal and organizational skills, effective written and verbal communication skills as well as proven safe ship handling and management skills.


The Master must ensure the vessel maintains compliance with all relevant local and international laws and company policies and is responsible for the implementation and verification of the Safety Management System onboard.


You may be required to work outside of normal hours and be flexible with shift times. May be required for deckhand work as well. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of the vessel is essential to all aspects of this role. You will work in close conjunction with the Operations Manager or Senior Master.


This is a key role within the organization and requires leadership, energy, commitment, initiative, teamwork, multi-skilling, and time management skills.


This is a residential role in Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach, Queensland.




Each Master has complete authority and responsibility for taking all necessary actions for safety, pollution prevention, and the efficient operation of the vessel to which he/she is assigned.


In all matters which affect or may affect the safety or the environment, the Master shall report directly to the Operations Manager or DPA.


Implementing the safety and environmental policy of the company, motivating the crew in the execution of that policy, issuing orders clearly and concisely, and reviewing safety and pollution prevention activities.

  • Reporting defects to the company and other matters with implications for safe operation or pollution risk
  • Appraising and coordinating onboard training requirements of all staff as per SeaLink’s Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Assigning roles to Engineers/Mates and Deckhands for the company SMS and SeaLink’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensuring the company SMS is complied with and kept up to date
  • Reviewing onboard contingency plans and vessel procedures and reporting any deficiencies to the Operation Manager or Area Manager.
  • Reporting non-conformities, accidents involving personnel or plant, and hazardous situations to the Operations Manager or Area Manager. Ensure correct Paperwork is completed in accepted time frames.
  • Ensuring that all documentation that is designated as controlled is up to date and issued as per company procedures
  • Ensuring all records relevant to the SMS, and as defined in procedures, are available
  • Ensuring the vessel and crew’s certificates are up to date
  • Stability and related calculations regarding the safe operation of the vessel
  • Directly responsible for the passengers' comfort and satisfaction under SeaLink’s policy and guidelines.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with the crew to ensure the safe operations of all vessels. Meeting to be documented as per company policy.
  • Conduct Daily prestart meetings with the crew and document the same.
  • Conduct safety drills as per SeaLink’s Safety Management System.

About You

  • Proven strong leadership skills and people management
  • Communication – written and verbal
  • Organization and planning
  • Ability to perform autonomously and effective delegation
  • Outstanding Vessel handling skills
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Customer service
  • Proven ability to handle difficult situations
  • Interpersonal and relationship building
  • Proven reporting and accountability
  • Transport industry – Desirable


Skills, Qualifications & Experience



  • Master IV Certificate of Competency
  • MED 2 or higher
  • Senior First Aid and CPR
  • Marine Radio Operator


  • Confined Space
  • Working Safely at Heights
  • Tourism Industry Experience

How to Apply


Click APPLY and fill in as much information as you can in the track record section of the application, paying close attention to each question.


We are requesting your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this position.


 Applications will close by 5.00 PM on 14 August 2022.


Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found a suitable candidate.


We aim to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities that are free from barriers, support and celebrate the diverse talents of our team members, improve awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion across our organization, and enable our leaders to champion diversity and inclusion.

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