AMSA Exemption 38 (Low complexity duties)

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AMSA Exemption 38 (low complexity duties ) is for limited maritime operations that undertake low complexity duties 

Course dates 2022
26  to 27       April
23  to 24       August
15  to 16       November

2 days theory and practical on the water (8.00am – 4pm)

Course fee  $ 410.00
To enrol or more information call  (07) 49 466 710 or email

What to bring;
Pen, paper

Suitable clothing for practical assessment
Self-Declaration of Medical Fitness (AMSA558) copy for our records
Eyesight Test Certificate (AMSA542) copy for our records

Note: Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre requires participants to hold a Recreational Boating Licence and to have some boating
experience prior to enrolling in the Exemption 38 course.

AMSA requirements:
Be at least 16 years of age when the exemption is obtained

If carrying passengers hold a current first aid certificate
If operating radio equipment on board a vessel, hold at least a Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency
Meet the same medical and eyesight requirements in Chapter 4 (Medical and eyesight requirements) of Part D of the NSCV that apply for a Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal certificate of competency, except for Division 4.4 Eyesight (colour- vision)
Successfully complete an AMSA approved Exemption 38 course

This qualification is suitable for certified crew operating within the following restrictions
1. Operate during daylight hours 2. Command a vessel <12m long and operate propulsion
    power for an inboard engine<100Kw outboard engine<250kW

2. Carry passengers only in the following places and areas:
    marina operations and a mooring area in sight of the marina;
    inland waters any waters in a tender or auxiliary that are within 1nm
    from a parent vessel and in sight of and in communications with the parent vessel;
    any other waters approved by the National Regulator 

3. Without carrying passengers only in the following places or areas:
    places and kinds of water in Point 3 above;
    smooth waters, including inland waters;
    any waters within 1nm from each point of departure and within 1nm of the coast
    transit to and from the aquaculture lease for operation under this exemption;
    any waters within 250 metres of a structure fixed to the shore
    sheltered waters within 2nm from the coast.

4. Tow persons only in the following area and situation:
    any waters that are waterski areas approved by a State or Territory authority, with or
    without passengers; and
    the vessel has propulsion power, for an inboard and outboard engine,<500kW

Once you have achieved your qualification, as per AMSA requirements you need to keep the following completed records and make them readily available if

• Final Practical Assessment Record (AMSA536)
• Statement of Attainment/document demonstrating completion of an AMSA approved course
• Self-Declaration of Medical Fitness (AMSA558)
• Eyesight Test Certificate (AMSA542)
• Current First Aid Certificate (if applicable)
• Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency (if applicable)

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