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Have your say—proposed changes to domestic commercial vessel seafarer certificates

Monday 5 August 2019

We want your feedback on proposed changes to Australian near coastal seafarer certificates. 

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The consultation is open until Sunday 29 September 2019.  

Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – national law) 2013 and Part D of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels are the requirements we use to issue domestic certificates of competency. We are aware that the structure of the legislation, regulations and standards is difficult to understand.

The proposed new marine order 505 aims to simplify the information for domestic commercial vessel certificates and qualifications so they are easier to read, use and apply.

Following the consultation period, it is proposed that amendments to marine order 505 will come into effect on 1 July 2020.

What you can do

Read the consultation paper and have your say online or by post

You can also meet us at an information session near you.