After a year of substantial lobbying by the Queensland marina industry in Australia, the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has appointed Safety Corp to deliver subsidised training to the marina industry in the state.

Importantly, the government is offering subsidies to existing workers to gain qualification. Workers at marinas who have spent years gaining knowledge and capability can now be formally recognised with the Certificate III Marina Operations. Safety Corp have written dedicated programmes to recognise these existing workers.

New worker traineeships are also available and there are substantial financial incentives for marinas to appoint new workers in this and a range of other programmes.