AMSA worked with industry extensively to develop MO505 2022, which comes into effect 1 January 2023.
MO505 2022 creates a nationally consistent and simplified qualifications framework for seafarers working across the domestic commercial vessel industry, including creating five new Certificates of Competency.
To ensure the smooth issuing of the new Certificates of Competency, amendments were required to the National Law Regulation to:
- update the list of certificates of competency to include the new Certificates of Competency.
- establish fees to support AMSA’s administration of these new Certificates of Competency.
- reflect the terminology used in the revised MO505 2022.
As the proposed fees are being charged for a cost recovery purpose, AMSA was also required to complete a CRIS.