Integrated ratings carry out maintenance and lookout duties on the decks and in the engine rooms of merchant ships.
To become an interior designer you usually have to complete a VET qualification in interior design or interior design and decoration. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become an integrated rating through a traineeship in Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating). Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Integrated ratings may perform the following tasks:
Integrated ratings may spend long periods at sea. When steering the ship, on lookout duty or on watch, integrated ratings work under the direction of the officer of the watch. When in the engine room, they work under the direction of engineering officers. Integrated ratings may be required to work in confined spaces following safety protocols.
Integrated ratings work on coastal and overseas ships. There is a relatively small number of ships in the Australian merchant fleet, so positions can be competitive. There is an increasing demand for integrated ratings in the Australian offshore oil and gas industry.