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Exemptions for domestic qualifications

You may be exempt from needing to obtain some domestic qualifications.

Exemptions from certain elements of the National Law are provided where it is unreasonable to require full compliance with the National Law or where transitional arrangements are required. General exemptions are provided to specific people or vessels, such as heritage vessels or traditional operators. Other exemptions are provided for specific cases, such as special events and temporary arrangements for crewing or vessel operations.

Further information is available in our policy on Exemptions from the Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law.

Index of domestic qualifications exemptions

Exemption number Title
8

 

Marine Safety (Temporary service) Exemption 2017

10

 

Marine Safety (Operation of fishing vessels) Exemption 2017

12

 

Marine Safety (Inland waters) Exemption 2017

13

 

Marine Safety (Wildlife or other sightseeing) Exemption 2017

14

 

Marine Safety (Sea rangers) Exemption 2017

15

 

Marine Safety (Scientific research and educational activities) Exemption 2017

16

 

Marine Safety (Traditional fishing) Exemption 2017

17

 

Marine Safety (Great Barrier Reef Region and Torres Strait zone) Exemption 2017

18

 

Marine Safety (Sail) Exemption 2017

20

 

Marine Safety (Special operations) Exemption 2017

21

 

Marine Safety (Operator vehicular ferry–in–chains) Exemption 2017

23

Marine Safety (Masters or crew without certificates) Exemption 2017

25

 

Marine Safety (Old certificates of competency — local restrictions) Exemption 2017

26

 

Marine Safety (Expired certificates) Exemption 2017

30

 

Marine Safety (Navigation Act seafarer qualifications) Exemption 2017

31

 

Marine Safety (Expired pre-USL Code certificates) Exemption 2017

33

Marine Safety (Sailing vessels with motor propulsion) Exemption 2017 (No. 2)

34

 

Marine Safety (Expired perpetual certificates) Exemption 2017

36

 

Marine Safety (Steam-powered vessels) Exemption 2017 (No. 2)

38

Marine Safety (Low complexity duties) Exemption 2017 (No. 2)

Exemption 38 (Waters) Approval 2017

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Last updated: 12 February 2018
Last reviewed: 12 February 2018