Marine order 505—Certificates of competency—national law

General information about certificates of competency.

Commenced 1 July 2017

Marine order 505 includes:

  • kinds of certificates that may be issued
  • application requirements for a certificate of competency
  • criteria which must be met for AMSA to issue a certificate of competency
  • conditions on a certificate of competency
  • endorsements of existing certificates
  • requirements for renewing, varying, suspending and revoking a certificate
  • key definitions. 

We are reviewing this marine order and Part D (Crew competencies) of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels

Consultation on proposed changes to Marine Order 505 closed on 29 September 2019. AMSA is now considering the submissions and the proposals put forward during the consultation process.

Due to the valuable feedback we have received from industry the implementation dates for the proposed changes are also under further consideration.

We will update you via AMSA Update once amended timelines have been determined.

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Last updated: 

Wednesday 30 September 2020