CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY
Public consultation on the proposed changes to Australian Near Coastal (NC) Certificates of Competency opens on Monday 5 August 2019.
AMSA are seeking feedback on the following specific areas that may be relevant to all or part of the Domestic Commercial Vessel (DCV) industry:
Is the draft Marine Order 505 easy to understand?
Are there any sections that are not clear?
Do you agree that an application for a new certificate of competency should include the requirement to hold a first-aid certificate?
Do you think a medical fitness certificate for a new issue and self-declaration of medical fitness for renewal is appropriate for the lower grade certificates?
Do you think the eligibility requirements and duties for a Coxswain grade 3 NC are appropriate?
Do you think a recreational boat licence is sufficient for a Coxswain grade 3?
Do you wish to comment on any other aspect of the order?
The consultation will be open until Sunday, 29 September 2019.
During this period, the consultation will be supported by a series of information sessions including one in Melbourne on 22 August at 10am at venue TBC.