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AMSA Exemption 38 Low Complexity Duties Course Gold Coast


AMSA Marine Safety (low complexity duties) Ex38 Exemption 2017

Extension of Exemption 38

Updated 1 December 2017 to July 2020



Who the Ex 38 course is suitable for


  • Operators required to hold Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Exemption 38 for limited Maritime Operations
  • Businesses, organisations or employers with staff operating vessels in a recreational capacity; where management have identified the need to satisfy a duty of care greater than is provided by just a boat licence.
  • Any persons keen to gain more boating skills and knowledge or enter the marine Industry .
  • Anyone looking to upgrade to the higher level Coxswain Grade 2 or 1
  • May assist people intending to work on vessels internationally.

About the Exemption 38 course


The main purpose of this short course held by Nautical Training & Marine Services (NTMS) is to provide training and assessment in line with the requirements for AMSA Exemption 38. Exemption 38 is for limited maritime operations that undertake low complexity duties with operators having the following restrictions:


Ex 38 Limits AMSA 435


Marine Safety (Low complexity duties) Exemption 2017 (No. 2)


Item & Description of duty

  1. The duties of the master or a crew member of an existing vessel, if:
    1. the crewing requirement for the vessel is that which applied on 30 June 2013 because of subparagraph 11(1)(e)(i) of Marine Order 504; and
    2. there is no certificate of competency that is equivalent to a certificate that was issued by a State or the Northern Territory and is mentioned in Schedule 3 of NSCV Part D for the crewing requirements for the existing vessel; and
    3. the person performs duties only in daylight hours
  2. The duties of the master or a crew member of a vessel that is not an existing vessel, if:
    1. the vessel is owned by a person who was an owner of an existing vessel; and
    2. the vessel is being used for the same operations as the existing vessel so that there is no increased level of risk; and
    3. there is no certificate of competency that is equivalent to a certificate that was issued by a State or the Northern Territory, and is mentioned in Schedule 3 of NSCV Part D, that would have applied for crewing requirements for the existing vessel; and
    4. the person performs duties only in daylight hours
  3. Commanding, or operating the engines of, a vessel < 12 m long, if:
    1. the vessel has propulsion power:
      1. for an inboard engine — < 100 kW; or
      2. for an outboard engine — < 250 kW; and
    2. the person operates only outboard engines if the person has no inboard engine sea service or training; and
    3. the person commands, or operates the engines of, the vessel only in daylight hours; and
    4. the vessel, carrying or not carrying passengers, is only in the following areas:
      1. inland waters;
      2. if the vessel is a tender or auxiliary vessel — any waters that are ≤ 1 nautical mile from the parent vessel and in which the vessel is in sight of, and capable of communicating with, the parent vessel;
      3. any other waters approved by the National Regulator
  4. Commanding, or operating the engines of, a vessel < 12 m long, if:
    1. the vessel has propulsion power:
      1. for an inboard engine — < 100 kW; or
      2. for an outboard engine — < 250 kW; and
    2. the person operates only outboard engines if the person has no inboard engine sea service or training; and
    3. the vessel is only in a marina or mooring area
  5. Commanding, or operating the engines of, a vessel < 12 m long, if:
    1. the vessel has propulsion power:
      1. for an inboard engine — < 100 kW; or
      2. for an outboard engine — < 250 kW; and
    2. the person operates only outboard engines if the person has no inboard engine sea service or training; and
    3. the person commands, or operates the engines of, the vessel only in daylight hours; and
    4. the vessel is not carrying passengers; and
    5. the vessel is only in the following areas:
      1. smooth waters;
      2. any waters:
        1. within 1 nautical mile from the previous point of departure from shore; and
        2. within 1 nautical mile from shore;
      3. any waters of an aquaculture lease approved by a State or Territory authority, and any waters approved by a State or Territory authority for the daily transit to and from the aquaculture lease;
      4. any waters within 250 m of a structure fixed to the shore;
      5. sheltered waters within 2 nautical miles from shore
  6. Commanding, or operating the engines of, a vessel < 12 m long, if:
    1. the vessel is used only for towing persons; and
    2. the vessel, carrying or not carrying passengers, is only in waters that are approved as water ski areas by a State or Territory authority; and
    3. the vessel has propulsion power, for an inboard or outboard engine, < 500 kW; and
    4. the person commands, or operates the engines of, the vessel only in daylight hours

Pre-requisites for this course


There is No Sea time required or formal entry requirements for this course. However students are required to have numeracy and literacy skills of at least year 10 student in an Australian school or equivalent.

  • Please notify NTMS of any learning difficulties and we will address specific learning needs of student and accordingly design their training and assessment systems so as to best meet needs.
  • NTMS will make adjustments to training delivery and assessment strategies for those students who need LLN support.

Units of Competency


Students will be required to complete of One of the following units of Pre-study for competency:

  • Complete the "Safe Boating Workbook" Questionnaire Activities as pre-study (contact us to purchase the "SafeBoating Workbook" $20 (inc. postage)
    or
  • Complete the "Boat Safe Workbook 2017" (PDF) Questionnaire Activities as pre-study

Students will be required to complete competency in Boatsafe Exam Theory Assessment Day 1
Students will be required to complete competency in AMSA536 Final Practical Assessment Day 2


Day 1: Theory is a combination of blended learning, with pre-study (as above), DVDs, Powerpoint Presentation and Exam Theory Assessment. Once students have had their completed Workbook Questionnaire Activities assessed, they will be ready to complete the multiple choice exam assessment. Successful Students will then be ready for their practical session on Day 2 with the AMSA Approved assessor. The Practical is usually booked for the following day but can be booked for another time.


Day 2: The Practical session will be demonstration and assessment for approximately five hours with limited numbers. Three hours will be demonstration with the trainer and assisting students with any areas of uncertainty and two hours will be practical assessment of the student according to the specified AMSA536 Final Practical Assessment Record.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


This two day course can be reduced to a one day course including AMSA Practical Assessment (.doc file) for those participants who can provide proof of their industry experience, training or current Marine Boat Licence.


Enrolment


  • Student submits Name, Mobile No. & Email Address
  • NTMS trainer/assessor discusses the requirements of the course over the phone
  • Student downloads Boatsafe Workbook for online access or
  • Student submits address for receipt of Safe Boating Workbook hard copy
  • Student either downloads (below) or receives hard copy of "Exemption 38 Training Portfolio"
  • NTMS advises booking dates and Invoice2go

Exemption 38 Training Portolio documents


Please download the following documents to create your Ex 38 Training Portfolio and bring them to the course.



Course Outline and Fee


Fee $750

As pre-study, Student completes Workbook activities and NTMS confirms Course Dates

Day 1 - 8am - 3pm

  • Day 1 Theory includes a combination of DVDs and Powerpoint Presentation - 4 hours
  • Day 1 Practical includes approximately 40 minutes per person at the Helm - 1 hour
  • Day 1 Multiple Choice exam 50 Qs - takes approximately - 1 hour

Day 2 - 8am - 3pm

  • Safe Towing & Marine Communications Presentation and DVDs
  • Face-to-face delivery will be a summary of the units of competency including practical delivery
  • Focus will be on the Safety Management Systems, Risk Assessment and Workplace Health and Safety, as well as identified areas of improvement from previous days submission
  • The second half of the day will be the Final Practical Assessment. All skills and knowledge contained in the Final Practical Assessment Record Sheet AMSA536 will be assessed

Course Completion

  • Once the student is deemed competent in this course, they will be issued a Statement of Attainment and the completed Final Practical Assessment Record Sheet AMSA536.
  • A copy of Activities and Final Practical Assessment Record Sheet will be retained in the students file.

AMSA will be notified at the completion of each successful Practical Assessment of Exemption 38 being granted via a spreadsheet with the student’s details.


When can I operate commercially?


Upon successful completion of training and assessment requirements under Exemption 38, students will be issued a Statement of Attainment, plus the completed Final Practical Assessment Record AMSA536 (.doc). they are then able to operate under Exemption 38.


Documents to be kept


You will need to keep the following completed records and make them readily available if requested:

  • Final Practical Assessment Record (AMSA536)
  • NTMS Statement of Attainment
  • Self-Declaration of Medical Fitness (AMSA558)
  • Eyesight Test Certificate (AMSA542)
  • Current First Aid Certificate (if carrying passengers)
  • Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency (if operating VHF)

To enquire about availability and booking the Exemption 38 coxswain course in 2017/2018 please phone Karla Del Herbert-Evans on 0412 550 570
or click to email Karla directly.

Please read our Refund policy regarding cancellations and postponement

 


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Exemption 2017 (No. 2) extends the former Ex. 38 to 30 June 2020.

Please see new details of updated PDF Marine Safety (Low complexity duties) Exemption 2017 (No. 2) which came into effect on Jan 1st 2018.


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