MARINE TICKETS – DOMESTIC QUALIFICATIONS – CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY
UNDER THE NEW PART D OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL VESSELS, PEOPLE SEEKING OR RENEWING A CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (MARINE TICKETS) WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR A FIVE YEAR NATIONAL SYSTEM CERTIFICATE BY MEETING SOME SIMPLE REQUIREMENTS. ONCE ISSUED, A CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY WILL ALLOW THE HOLDER TO OPERATE ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS SUBJECT TO THE OPERATIONAL AND DISTANCE LIMITATIONS OF THE CERTIFICATE. THIS MEANS A PERSON WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED TO SEEK RECOGNITION OF THEIR CERTIFICATE BEFORE CROSSING STATE OR TERRITORIAL BORDERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE QUICK GUIDE TO QUALIFICATIONS.
SEAFARERS AND QUALIFICATIONS
WORKING ON A SHIP IN AUSTRALIA
ALL DOMESTIC SEAFARERS IN AUSTRALIA ARE REGULATED UNDER THE MARINE SAFETY (DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL VESSELS) NATIONAL LAW ACT 2012.
If you work on a vessel in Australia and carry out any commercial activity, the National Law applies to you. If you work on an international vessel in Australian waters, or any vessel that operates internationally, the Navigation Act 2012 applies to you.
Before you can work on a domestic commercial vessel in Australia, you will need to get a Certificate of Competency. This proves you are capable to master a vessel and its passengers.
Reference to AMSA website with regard to information provided.