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Exemption 30—Marine Safety (Navigation Act seafarer qualifications) 2017

AMSA EX30
1 February 2018

Exemption 30 is issued by the Office of Legislative Drafting to take into account amendments up to Marine Safety (Navigation Act seafarer qualifications) Exemption 2017.

What will this exemption allow me to do?

Exemption 30 will allow you to perform duties or functions on a domestic commercial vessel with an international certificate of competency.

These are the following international certificates of competency we accept and the positions on a domestic commercial vessel you are allowed to hold for each certificate:

International certificates of competency

Positions you are allowed to hold on a domestic commercial vessel

Master less than 24 metres foreign going

  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Mate less than 500 gross tonnage

  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Mate less than 500 gross tonnage with Chief Mate less than 3000 gross tonnage near coastal endorsement

  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Chief Mate less than 3000 gross tonnage

  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal

Chief Mate less than 3000 gross tonnage with Master less than 500 gross tonnage unlimited and less than 3000 gross tonnage near coastal endorsement

  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 100 metres
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 45 metres long

Master less than 500 gross tonnage

  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 45 metres long
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Chief mate

  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal

Chief mate with Master less than 500 gross tonnage unlimited and less than 3000 gross tonnage endorsement

  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 100 metres
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 45 metres long
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Watchkeeper deck less than 500 gross tonnage

  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal

Watchkeeper deck less than 500 gross tonnage with less than 3000 gross tonnage near coastal endorsement

  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal

Watchkeeper deck

  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal

Master less than 3000 gross tonnage

  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 100 metres
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 45 metres
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Master

  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 100 metres
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 45 metres
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Engineer class 1 (motor)

  • Engineer Class 3 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal

Engineer class 1 (motor and steam)

  • Engineer class 3 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
Engineer class 2 (motor)
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal
Engineer class 2 (motor and steam)
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
Engineer watchkeeper (motor)
  • Marine engine driver 1 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal
Engineer watchkeeper (motor and steam)
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam
Engineer watchkeeper endorsed second engineer less than 3000 kilowatts (motor)

Engineer class 3 near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal

Engineer Watchkeeper endorsed Chief Engineer <3000 kW NC (Motor)

Engineer class 3 near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal

Engineer Watchkeeper endorsed Chief Engineer <3000 kw NC (Motor and Steam)

Engineer Class 3 NC endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam

Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam

Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam

Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal endorsed for less than 750 kilowatts steam

Able Seafarer — Deck General purpose hand near coastal
Chief Integrated Rating General purpose hand near coastal
Integrated Rating General purpose hand near coastal
Navigational Watch Rating certificate General purpose hand near coastal
Engine Room Watch Rating certificate General purpose hand near coastal

Watchkeeper deck less than 3000 gross tonnage

(yachts)

Mate less than 80 m near coastal (yachts)
Chief Mate less than 3000 gross tonnage (yachts) Mate less than 80 m near coastal (yachts)
Master less than 500 gross tonnage (yachts)

Master less than 80 metres near coastal (yachts)

Mate less than 80 metres near coastal (yachts)

Master less than 35 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 45 metres (yachts)

Master less than 24 metres near coastal (yachts)

Master less than 3000 gross tonnage (yachts)

Master less than 80 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 100 metres (yachts)

Mate less than 80 metres near coastal (yachts)

Master less than 35 metres near coastal with endorsement for vessels less than 45 metres (yachts)

Master less than 24 metres near coastal (yachts)

Eligibility

You are eligible for Exemption 30 if you hold the following valid certificates issued under Navigation Act 2012:

How to use this exemption

You do not need to apply for this exemption. You will need to keep all the supporting documents onboard and ready to be presented to authorities if required.

You must be the holder of a international certificate of competency to use this exemption—you cannot allow anyone onboard to use it. If you have a restriction on your international certificate of competency, the same restrictions will apply on your domestic operations.

Author 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

12 November 2018