Exemption 16—Marine Safety (Traditional fishing)
Exemption 16 Marine Safety (Traditional fishing) 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 16 will allow you perform duties without a certificate of competency on a traditional inhabitant fishing boat for the purpose of profit or barter. You cannot use the vessel for any other purpose if you are operating under this exemption.
To be eligible for Exemption 16 you must be a traditional inhabitant of the area in which the specified operation is to be held.
To obtain this exemption you will need to:
Complete training courses
You are required to complete the following training courses:
- Torres Strait BoatSafe course including a practical demonstration of anchors, towing, navigation skills and passage planning.
- Operate and maintain outboard motors of the Seafood Industry Training Package.
- Elements of Shipboard Safety units of the maritime training package of the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd or equivalent.
Hold exisiting certificates
As part of Exemption 38 you must have:
- a current Certificate 1 restricted to the waters your operation will be held in and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework
- Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
How to apply
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.