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Exemption 18—Marine Safety (Sail) 2017

An exemption from the requirement to hold a certificate of competency that would be required for the specified duties. See the criteria mentioned in subsection 2.

AMSA EX18
1 February 2018

1 Name of instrument

This instrument is Marine Safety (Sail) Exemption 2017.  

2 Duration

This instrument:

(a) commences on 1 February 2018; and

(b) ceases to have effect at the end of 30 June 2020.

Note: AMSA is considering implementing a scheme that will align with international standards and would replace this instrument.

3 Repeal and transitional matters

(1) Marine Safety (Sail) Exemption 2014 made on 26 June 2014 is repealed. (2) A person who, on 30 June 2014, was approved under Marine Safety (Sail) Exemption 2013 is taken to comply with the conditions for exemption under this instrument for the specified duties for which the person was approved.

4 Definitions — the dictionary

A definition in the dictionary applies to each use of the word or expression in this instrument

Exemption

(1) A person is exempt from the requirement to hold a certificate of competency that would be required for the specified duties if the person meets the criteria mentioned in subsection (2).

(2) The criteria are that the person:

(a) is at least 16 years; and

(b) makes a declaration of medical fitness in accordance with the form approved for Part D of the NSCV; and

(c) holds an approved first aid certificate of at least the HLT training package Provide first aid; and

(d) holds at least a Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, or another qualification that the Australian Communications and Media Authority considers to be equivalent; and

(e) has completed:

(i) the Elements of Shipboard Safety units of the maritime training package of the Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd or any other training the National Regulator considers to be an equivalent program; or

(ii) the YA–RYA Safety and Sea Survival course or the International Sailing Federation Offshore personal survival course; and

(f) for the duties mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition of specified duties in section 3:

(i) on 30 June 2013 — held a Master 5 (Sail) certificate; or

(ii) both:

(A) has completed courses in accordance with subsection (3); and

(B) holds a YA-RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Ocean certificate of competence, or another certificate the National Regulator considers to be equivalent; and (g) for the duties mentioned in paragraph (c) of the definition of specified duties in section 3 — holds a YA-RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate, Coxswain (Sail) certificate or another certificate the National Regulator considers to be at least equivalent.

(3) For sub-subparagraph (2)(f)(ii)(A), the courses are:

(a) TDMMR3007B — Operate and carry out basic service checks on small vessel marine propulsion systems or MARC005 — operate inboard and outboard motors; or

(b) the YA–RYA Diesel Engine course and the YA Powerboat Handling course; or

(c) the YA–RYA Diesel Engine course and the RYA Level 2 Powerboat course.

(4) For paragraphs (2)(f) and (3)(a), TDMMR3007B and MARC005 are units of the maritime training package of the Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd.

Author 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

4 February 2019