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Industry guidance notices and fact sheets

Find out more about complying with the national system if you are a domestic vessel owner or operator, or a seafarer.

Up to date guidance to help you understand what you need to do to be compliant. Fact sheets are provided for some topics which may need further clarification.

Product Guidance notices and fact sheets Type Document number

Vessels

Guidance for Certificates of survey (Scheme S) for domestic commercial vessels, and Vessels exempt from survey (Scheme NS) 

 

 

Initial survey

Guidance notice

AMSA 574

Issue and display a unique vessel identifier Guidance notice AMSA 527
Loadline certificate Guidance notice AMSA 755
Residual current devices Fact sheet AMSA 661
Transitional Vessel flow charts Guidance notice AMSA 241

Electronic visual distress signals

Guidance notice

AMSA 577

Altering or maintaining a vessel

Guidance notice

AMSA 830

Inspection of portable fire extinguishers (stored pressure type)
 
Guidance notice AMSA 707
How Marine Safety (Recreational Use) 2013 - Exemption 04 is applied in respect of a domestic commercial vessel Guidance notice AMSA 677
Class 1B equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 692
Class 1C equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 693
Class 1D equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 694
Class 1E equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 695
Class 2B equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 696
Class 2C equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 697
Class 2D equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 698
Class 2E equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 699
Class 3B equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 700
Class 3C equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 701
Class 3D equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 702
Class 3E equipment list Guidance notice AMSA 703
Are you considering your first aid kit and medical equipment requirements? Fact sheet AMSA 671

Scale D medical cabinet

Guidance notice

AMSA 749

Scale E medical cabinet

Guidance notice

AMSA 750

Scale F first aid kit

Guidance notice

AMSA 753

Scale G first aid kit

Guidance notice

AMSA 754

Operations

General safety duties Fact sheet AMSA 678
Parent-tender vessel operations (also known as 'dory operations') Fact sheet AMSA 684
Sailing clubs undertaking domestic commercial vessel operations Fact sheet AMSA 685

Sailing clubs delivering recreational sail training and related commercial activities

Guidance notice

AMSA 662

Guidance notice on safety management systems Guidance notice AMSA 590
Safety management systems Fact sheet AMSA 675

Certificate of operation

Fact sheet

AMSA 676

Towing operations Guidance notice AMSA 825

Qualifications

General purpose hand near coastal

 

 

Coxswain grade 2 near coastal syllabus AMSA 1114

 

 

Coxswain grade 1 near coastal

 

 

Master less than 24 metres near coastal syllabus AMSA 1100

 

 

Master (inland waters) syllabus AMSA 1115

 

 

Master less than 35 metres near coastal syllabus AMSA 1109

 

 

Mate less than 80 metres near coastal syllabus AMSA 1109

 

 

Master less than 80 metres near coastal syllabus AMSA 1110

 

 

Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal syllabus AMSA 1103

 

 

Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal syllabus AMSA 1107

 

 

Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal syllabus AMSA 1111

 

 

Engineer class 3 near coastal syllabus AMSA 1112

 

 

Eyesight and medical requirements

 

 

Qualifying sea service

 

 

Taskbooks

 

 

Skills and knowledge required for NSCV Certificates of competency Part D crew competencies   AMSA 730

Maritime training package mapping for NSCV part D

 

AMSA 799

STCW endorsement for engineer class 3 and Master less than 80 metres near coastal  

See advisory DCV-A-018

STCW 17 Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognitions Act - Applications for international and domestic certification
 
Fact sheet

AMSA1625

Marine Incidents

Marine incident reporting

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety    

Spent convictions

Guidance notice

AMSA 826

Carriage of harmful substances in packaged form on domestic commercial vessels

Guidance notice

AMSA 900

Boat-share and community group (club) arrangements and the national law

Guidance notice

AMSA 585

Marine orders and the national law

Guidance notice

AMSA 592

The meaning of owner in the national law Guidance notice AMSA 644
Applicable standards and requirements for vessels under the national system Guidance notice AMSA 570
International delivery of domestic commercial vessels and near coastal vessels operating overseas Marine Notice 2016/10
 
 
Boat sharing Fact sheet AMSA674
Other Arrangements

Vessels previously regulated under Marine Order 62

Guidance notice

AMSA 580

Classification societies and the national law

Guidance notice

AMSA 746

Last updated: 19 January 2018
Last reviewed: 19 January 2018