Exemption 33—Marine Safety (Sailing vessels with motor propulsion) 2017 (No. 2)

20 December 2017

Marine Safety (Sailing vessels with motor propulsion) 2017 (No. 2) (Exemption 33) is issued by the National Regulator under section 9 and subsection 143(1) of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law.

What will this exemption allow me to do?

Exemption 33 allows you to perform duties of the engineer of a sailing vessel that has secondary motor propulsion power less than 75 kilowatts. If you hold this exemption, you do not need a certificate of competency.


To obtain this exemption you will need to:

Complete training courses

You are required to complete the following training courses:

  • Entry level motor engineering unit of the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd Maritime Training Package for vessels with unlimited outboard propulsion power less than 100 killowatts at an approved training organisation.
  • YA-RYA Diesel Engine and YA Powerboat Handling.
  • YA-RYA Diesel Engine and RYA Level 2 Powerboat.

Hold exisiting certificates

As part of exemption 33 you must have one of the following near coastal certificates of competency:

  • Coxswain grade 1
  • Coxswain grade 2

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this exemption. If we request evidence of completion of a course or unit of study you must provide it to us within 14 days.  


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

3 July 2019