Last call for comments on National Law Regulations

Consultation on amendments to the National Law Regulations and cost recovery closes soon.

To ensure the smooth implementation of a revised Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency) from 1 January 2023, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority intends to implement cost recovery arrangements, consistent with the arrangements for existing certificates of competency, and amendments to the National Law regulations.

The cost recovery and amendments specifically relate to the issuing of five new types of certificates of competency (CoCs), which are being introduced next year under the revised Marine Order 505.

The new CoCs include:

  • Sailing Master Coastal Near Coastal
  • Sailing Master Offshore Near Coastal
  • Coxswain Grade 3 Near Coastal
  • Master <45 m Near Coastal
  • Master <100 m Near Coastal.

Importantly, for existing CoC holders, their certificates remain valid until expiry.

The fees for the new certificates are consistent with the fee structure for existing certificates.

AMSA is seeking your comments before consultation closes at 11.59 pm on 30 October 2022.

For more information, or to make a submission, please visit the consultation hub.