Exemption 16—Marine Safety (Traditional fishing)

This exemption is for people who want to work on a domestic commercial vessel that is a traditional inhabitant fishing boat without the required certificate of competency.

You do not need to apply to use this exemption. 

You will need to keep all the supporting documents on board and ready to be presented to authorities if required.

What this exemption will allow you to do

Exemption 16 will allow you to perform duties without a certificate of competency on a traditional inhabitant fishing boat which is fishing for the purpose of profit or barter. 

You cannot use the vessel for any other purpose if you are operating under this exemption.

To be eligible for Exemption 16 you must be a traditional inhabitant of the area in which the specified operation is to be held.

To obtain this exemption you will need to complete the specified training courses and hold the specified certificates.

Training courses

You are required to complete the following training courses:

Exisiting certificates

You must have:

Legislation and incorporated material

Related information 



Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

22 January 2020