Marine Order 71 (Masters and deck officers) 2014

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AMSA MO 2014/3
Marine Order 71 (Masters and deck officers) 2014
I, Graham Peachey, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, make this Order under subsection 342(1) of the Navigation Act 2012.
21 February 2014
Graham Peachey
Chief Executive Officer
Division 1          Preliminary........................................................................................... 3
1               Name of Order............................................................................................... 3
1A            Commencement............................................................................................. 3
2               Purpose......................................................................................................... 3
3               Power............................................................................................................ 3
4               Definitions..................................................................................................... 4
5               Application.................................................................................................... 5
6               Certification taken to be qualification to perform duties.................................... 5
7               Grades of certificate — permitted duties or functions....................................... 6
8               Endorsements of certificates.......................................................................... 6
Division 2          Requirements...................................................................................... 6
9               General requirements...................................................................................... 6
10             Qualifying seagoing service requirements........................................................ 6
11             Revalidation requirements............................................................................... 6
Division 3          Transitional arrangements.............................................................. 7
12             Expiry of previously issued certificates........................................................... 7
13             Current master or deck certificate holders........................................................ 7
Schedule 1      Grades of certificate — permitted duties or functions.............. 8
Schedule 2      Eligibility requirements for certificates....................................... 10
Schedule 3      Qualifying seagoing service requirements for certificates... 20
Schedule 4      Requirements for revalidation of certificates........................... 21
Schedule 5      Transitional arrangements for certificates................................ 22
 
Division 1     Preliminary
  
1          Name of Order
                 This Order is Marine Order 71 (Masters and deck officers) 2014.
1A       Commencement
                 This Order commences on 1 April 2014.
2          Purpose
        (1)     This Order:
(a)   specifies standards of competence to be attained and other conditions to be satisfied by a person to be a qualified master or deck officer under the Navigation Act; and
(b)   gives effect to the STCW Convention.
Note   The 2011 edition of the STCW Convention and the STCW Code (including the amendments to the annex of the Convention known as the 2010 Manila Amendments) can be purchased from the International Maritime Organization. See the IMO website at http://www.imo.org/publications.
        (2)     This Order is to be read with Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014.
3          Power
        (1)     The following provisions of the Navigation Act provide for this Order to be made:
(a)   section 28 which provides that regulations may provide for seafarer certificates and give effect to the STCW Convention;
(b)   subsection 29(1) which provides that regulations may prescribe different classes of seafarer certificates and require an individual to hold a seafarer certificate of a particular kind to undertake particular duties, or perform particular functions, as a seafarer;
(c)   subsection 29(2) which provides that the regulations may prescribe, for seafarer certificates, proficiencies, competencies and standards, qualifications, experience, minimum age, character, health, nationality, citizenship or residence;
(d)   subsection 29(3) which provides that the regulations may provide for:
             (i)  how the attainment of proficiencies, competencies and standards is to be evidenced (including the gaining of sea service and other experience); and
            (ii)  the instruction, training and examination of seafarers (including the conduct of exams etc); and
           (iii)  the recognition of certificates and other documents granted or issued to or for masters, officers and seafarers under the national law, the law of a State, a Territory or a foreign country; and
           (iv)  conditions to which seafarer certificates are subject;
(e)   subsection 314(1) which provides that regulations may provide for the following matters for certificates: the persons who may apply, the forms for applying, the way of applying, the information to be included in applications and the documents to accompany applications;
(f)    subsection 314(3) which provides that the regulations may provide, for certificates, criteria to be satisfied for their issue, variation or revocation, the time limits for the determination of applications, information to be included in certificates, the person in whose name a certificate is to be issued, conditions to which certificates are subject and conditions that may be imposed on certificates by issuing bodies, the time certificates, variation of certificates and revocations of certificates come into force, the time certificates cease to be in force and ways of replacing certificates;
(g)   subsection 314(4) which provides that criteria and conditions may relate to compliance with specified standards;
(h)   subsection 314(5) which provides that regulations may provide for the renewal, suspension, transfer and surrender of certificates, and reports and declarations of issuing bodies, inspectors or other persons;
(i)    subsection 342(1) which provides for the making of Marine Orders for any matter for which provision must or may be made by the regulations.
        (2)     Subsection 339(1) of the Navigation Act also provides a general regulation making power for matters required or permitted to be prescribed by the Navigation Act, or that are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act.
Note   The Navigation Act includes a number of offences relating to seafarer certificates — see Chapter 2, Part 2, Division 3 of the Act. Offences include falsely representing that a person holds a kind of certificate (section 34), performing duties or functions without the appropriate seafarer certificate (section 35) and breaching a condition of a seafarer certificate (section 37).
4          Definitions
        (1)     In this Order:
chief mate duties or functions means the tasks, duties and responsibilities of a chief mate that are specified as competencies in STCW Code, Table A‑II/2, column 1.
FG means foreign going.
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