What is the Surveyor Accreditation Scheme?
The Surveyor Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) is how the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) ensures that surveyors have the appropriate education, capability and capacity and are competent to survey domestic commercial vessels under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 (National Law).
The Scheme will take effect from 2 January 2015, but AMSA is unable to accept applications before that date.
The term of accreditation for a successful Accredited Marine Surveyor will generally be 5 years. The scheme is set up as follows:
Candidates apply to enter the Surveyor Accreditation Scheme through clearly defined entry points.
Surveyors who are accredited under the National System carry out work within their field of competence in accordance with the obligations and requirements.
Accredited Surveyors must renew their accreditation within 3 months prior to expiry.
This is just a brief overview about the scheme. Click for full details on the Surveyor Accreditation Scheme and access the Guidance Manual too on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority web site.
About the Australian Maritime Safety Authority
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (the AMSA Act). AMSA’s principal functions are:
• promoting maritime safety and protection of the marine environment
• preventing and combating ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment
• providing infrastructure to support safety of navigation in Australian waters
• providing a national search and rescue service to the maritime and aviation sectors.