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Exemption 25—Marine Safety (Old certificates of competency—local restrictions)

This exemption is for people who have an old certificate of competency and are not able to comply with a condition on that certificate.

You can apply for approval under Exemption 25 by completing and submitting the AMSA 758 to DCVapplications@amsa.gov.au. Please provide the following information: 

  • details of the condition(s) on your certificate of competency that you are seeking to be exempt from
  • copy(ies) of your current certificate(s) of competency

What this exemption will allow you to do

Exemption 25 exempts a person from complying with a condition imposed on their old certificate of competency that restricts them to specific duties, or to an area of a state or the Northern Territory. 

An old certificate of competency is a state or Northern Territory maritime safety authority certificate of competency that was issued: 

  • before 1 July 2013—for a certificate in force immediately before 1 July 2013
  • before 1 January 2014—for a certificate applied for before 1 July 2013, but for which the application was not finally determined by 1 July 2013.

To be eligible for this exemption you must have received written approval from AMSA for the duties to be performed without the condition.

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Last updated: 27 February 2023