Exemption 38 (low complexity duties) is supported and recognised by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
Under AMSA’s definition of Exemption 38, vessel operators with low complexity duties may be exempt from holding a Certificate of Competency.
To operate a small boat in a marina or mooring area, including oyster leases.
Launch your career on a commercial vessel with General Purpose Hand (aka Deckhand).
Work on a wide range of vessels, such as ferries, trawlers, tourist vessels, custom patrol Boats, dive boats, etc.
As a Deckhand you are integral to a professional boat and form part of the general crew that reports to the Master to ensure the safety of the fellow crew, passengers and the Commercial vessel itself.
Command and operate a vessel safely up to 12 metres in length in Australian inshore waters.
Coxswain Grade 1: Command and operate vessel (<12 metres) with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 500 kilowatts.
Whilst Coxswain Grade 2: Command and operate vessel (<12 metres) with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts. (You may only carry passengers if endorsed to do so.)