EXEMPTION 38 – AMSA

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AMSA approved training provider

 

 

MSQ approved Boatsafe Provider

 

 

 

 

BTAQ Committee Member

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Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Dry Storage Customer Lounge, Gold Coast City Marina, 7, 6-84 Waterway Dr, Coomera QLD 4209

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AMSA Extension of time for certificate renewals Update:   Extended to 1st October 2020

Due to the current social isolation restrictions and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, and to assist seafarers during this period, we have extended the duration of all National Law certificates of competency.

If you have a certificate of competency (not suspended or revoked) that expires between 26 March 2020 and 1 October 2020, you have an extension of six months to renew your certificate. You must continue to comply with the conditions of the expired certificate.

You do not need to apply for this exemption, it will happen automatically.

You will still receive a renewal notice identifying the day the certificate expires, but you can defer this renewal for six months.

Seafarers who meet the eligibility requirements for revalidation, and can make an application before the expiry date of the certificate, are encouraged to apply to revalidate their certificate before it expires.

There is no change to the process for applying for renewal of a certificate.

Exemption 38 Marine Safety (low complexity duties) <12 metres

This 1 or 2 day Gold Coast boat training course provides training and assessment in line with the requirements for AMSA Exemption 38, for limited maritime operation to undertake low complexity duties with restricted operations.

If you have current Marine Boat Licence or proof of industry experience, Recognition of Prior Learning, you will only need to complete EX38 Day 2.

EX38 Day 1:  Theory includes pre-study as per RMDL Recreational Marine Driver Licence (Boat Licence) Online Course, Boatsafe Online Learnbook (link) & Onsite RMDL Practical & Assessment & Exam

Cost: $150

EX38 Day 2:  Includes 1 to 2 hour in class (at CWorthy Bayliner Showroom) powerpoint training session, prior to practical demonstration and assessment with limited numbers.  1 to 2 hours will be demonstration with the trainer and assisting students with any areas of uncertainty.  On Water Practical includes navigation and trip plan of the Broadwater with 2 – 3  hours On Water practical assessment of the student according to the specified AMSA 536 Final Practical Assessment Record.

Approximate Time 8am – 3pm Student numbers dependant.

Cost: $650

There is No Sea Service required or formal entry requirement 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.

10% Discount on all courses for more than 3 persons

Call or email Nautical Training & Marine Services to arrange for Gold Coast boat training and Exemption 38 AMSA Coxswain assessment and certification today.