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Exemption 26—Marine Safety (Expired certificates) 2017

AMSA EX26
1 February 2018

Marine Safety (Expired certificates) Exemption 2017 (Exemption 26) 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?

This exemption will allow you to operate with a certificate of competency that:

  • was issued by the maritime safety authority of a state or the Northern Territory, expired before 30 June 2013 and was not a perpetual certificate.
  • was issued by a state or the Northern Territory and you have applied to us for the equilavent certificate of competency.
  • has expired but you meet our criteria for renewal and have submitted a renewal application to us.

Am I eligible?

To obtain this exemption you will need to:

Complete an eyesight test

Download and complete the Eyesight test certificate.

The Eyesight test certificate lets us know that your eyesight meets the necessary standard for working at sea.

Get your eyesight tested by a qualified medical practitioner, and get the practitioner to complete the Eyesight test certificate for you.

If you are colour blind, you will be restricted to working in daylight hours only.

But, if you have a current AMSA Medical (Certificate of medical fitness form 303), you can use this in place of the Eyesight test.

Provide evidence of sea service

You need to show you have experience working at sea. Read qualifying near coastal sea service.

Additional requirements

You must also hold a certificate of competency that:

  • was issued by the maritime safety authority of a state or the Northern Territory, expired before 30 June 2013 and was not a perpetual certificate.
  • was issued by a state or the Northern Territory and you have applied to us for the equilavent certificate of competency.
  • has expired but you meet our criteria for renewal and have submitted a renewal application to us.

Pass a final assessment at a marine safety agency

You are required to undertake a final assessment before being issued a certificate of competency. To book your final assessment contact your local marine safety agency.

How to use this exemption

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.

Author 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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Last updated: 21 February 2018
Last reviewed: 21 February 2018