Exemption 16—Marine Safety (Traditional fishing)
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.
You are required to complete the following training courses:
- Torres Strait BoatSafe course including practical demonstration of anchors, towing, navigation skills and passage planning.
- Operate and maintain outboard motors of the Seafood Industry Training Package.
- Elements of Shipboard Safety units of the maritime training package of the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd or equivalent.
You must have:
- A current Certificate 1 restricted to the waters your operation will be held in and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework and which includes the training courses listed above.
- Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
- A first aid qualification recognised by us.
Legislation and incorporated material
- Domestic qualifications
- Certificate of competency exemptions extended to 2020
- Equivalent first aid certificates
- Tenders and auxiliary vessels
- Exemption 16 – In force 1 July 2013 (PDF 145.32 KB)