General Purpose Hand transitional arrangements
If you are currently working as a General Purpose Hand and require a General Purpose Hand certificate of competency (PDF 208.76 KB) you have until 31 December 2023 to meet the certificate requirements.
In the meantime, you may continue in your day-to-day work without needing to hold a General Purpose Hand certificate of competency.
Two transitional pathways are available to help people currently working as a General Purpose Hand to gain the certificate of competency, based on their experience in their role.
For more details, see:
- Transitional arrangements for General Purpose Hand
- When is a General Purpose Hand certificate of competency required? (PDF 114.25 KB)
- Guidance notice for General purpose hand near coastal (PDF 247.64 KB)
Exemption 38 > Coxswain Grade 3 transitional arrangements
You will have until 31 December 2023 to obtain a current Certificate of Medical Fitness - Domestic Seafarers and to meet other eligibility requirements.
For more details, see: Transitional arrangements for people operating under Exemption 38 (Low complexity duties)
Mate <80m to Master <24m transitional arrangements
AMSA will be in touch with Mate <80m certificate of competency holders to ensure they remain on track for career progression.