Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L01176

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AMSA MO 2013/10
Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013
I, Graham Peachey, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (the National Marine Safety Regulator under section 9 of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law), make this Order under subsection 163(1) of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law.
21 June 2013
Graham Peachey
Chief Executive Officer
Division 1        General......................................................................................................... 2
1         Name of Order.................................................................................................... 2
2         Commencement.................................................................................................. 2
3         Purpose............................................................................................................. 2
4         Power................................................................................................................ 3
5         Definitions.......................................................................................................... 3
6         Prescribed standard............................................................................................ 3
7         Applications under this Order.............................................................................. 4
Division 2        Certificates of competency............................................................................ 4
8         Certificates that may be issued............................................................................ 4
9         Form of application............................................................................................ 4
10       Criteria for issue of certificate.............................................................................. 4
11       Form of certificate.............................................................................................. 5
12       Conditions.......................................................................................................... 5
13       Term of certificate............................................................................................... 6
Division 3        Endorsements............................................................................................... 6
14       Application......................................................................................................... 6
15       Effect of endorsement........................................................................................ 6
Division 4        Variation, suspension and revocation........................................................... 6
16       Application for variation, suspension or revocation............................................... 6
17       Criteria for variation............................................................................................. 7
18       Criteria or purposes for suspension..................................................................... 7
19       Criteria for revocation.......................................................................................... 7
Division 5        Renewal of certificates.................................................................................. 8
Subdivision 5.1   Renewals generally.......................................................................... 8
20       Application process............................................................................................ 8
21       First aid.............................................................................................................. 8
22       Replacement by another certificate...................................................................... 8
23       Period for renewal............................................................................................... 8
Subdivision 5.2   Standard renewals........................................................................... 8
24       Certificates to which Subdivision 5.2 applies........................................................ 8
25       Renewal requirements......................................................................................... 9
26       Failing to meet medical requirements................................................................... 9
Subdivision 5.3   Other renewals (revalidation)........................................................... 9
27       Certificates to which Subdivision 5.3 applies........................................................ 9
28       Renewal requirements......................................................................................... 9
29       Sea service requirement...................................................................................... 9
30       Other requirements............................................................................................ 10
Division 1     General
  
1          Name of Order
                 This Order is Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.
2          Commencement
                 This Order commences on 1 July 2013.
3          Purpose
                 This Order:
(a)   provides for certificates of competency; and
(b)   prescribes a standard for qualifications of crew and masters of domestic commercial vessels.
4          Power
        (1)     Division 4 of Part 4 of the national law provides for regulations dealing with certificates of competency.
        (2)     Subsection 159(1) of the national law provides for regulations to prescribe matters required or permitted by the National Law to be prescribed, or that are necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for carrying out or giving effect to the National Law.
        (3)     Subsection 159(2)(g) of the national law provides for regulations to prescribe standards for the qualifications of crew and masters of domestic commercial vessels.
        (4)     Subsection 163(1) of the national law provides for making Marine Orders about matters for which regulations may be made.
        (5)     Section 164 of the national law enables a Marine Order to provide for the application, adoption or incorporation of any matter in any written instrument in force or existing from time to time, including the NSCV.
5          Definitions
        (1)     In this Order:
endorsement has the meaning given by NSCV Part D.
existing certificate means a certificate of competency (however described) issued by the marine safety agency of a State or the Northern Territory:
(a)   for a certificate in force on 30 June 2013 — before 1 July 2013; or
(b)   for a certificate applied for before 1 July 2013, but for which the application was not finally determined by 1 July 2013 — before 1 January 2014.
NSCV Part D means Part D — Crew competencies of the NSCV.
Note 1   Some terms used in this Marine Order are defined in Marine Order 501 (Administration) 2013, including:
·         AMSA
·         approved form
·         national law
·         National Law Act
·         NSCV.
Note 2   Other terms used in this Marine Order have the same meaning that they have in the national law, including:
·         approved training organisation
·         certificate of competency
·         domestic commercial vessel
·         fit and proper person
·         owner.
        (2)     Qualifying sea service is to be calculated in accordance with NSCV Part D.
6          Prescribed standard
                 For subsection 159(2) of the national law, NSCV Part D is a prescribed standard.
Note   The NSCV is available on AMSA’s website at http://www.amsa.gov.au.
7          Applications under this Order
                 An application under this Order must be made in accordance with Marine  Order 501 (Administration — national law) 2013, subject to modification of the period mentioned in section 12 of that Order from 90 days to 30 days.
Note   A decision is reviewable in accordance with the review process mentioned in Marine Order 501 (Administration — national law) 2013.
Division 2     Certificates of competency
  
8          Certificates that may be issued
        (1)     The following certificates mentioned in NSCV Part D may be issued under this Order:
(a)   General Purpose Hand;
(b)   Coxswain Grade 2 NC;
(c)   Coxswain Grade 1 NC;
(d)   Master