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Exemption 10—Marine Safety (Operation of fishing vessels)

You do not need to apply to use this exemption.

You need to keep all the supporting documents on board and ready to be presented to authorities if required.

What this exemption allows you to do

Exemption 10 allows you to perform the functions and duties of a master without the required certificate of competency:

To be eligible for this exemption, you must hold either a:

Legislation and incorporated material



Australian Maritime Safety Authority