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Published Date 13 Aug 2015

Radiocommunications (Minimum Age for Issue of Certificates of Proficiency) Declaration 2015

Radiocommunications Act 1992

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Declaration under section 122 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.


Dated:             10th August 2015        

Chris Chapman

Richard Bean
Member/General Manager

Australian Communications and Media Authority

1          Name of Declaration

This Declaration is the Radiocommunications (Minimum Age for Issue of Certificates of Proficiency) Declaration 2015.


2          Commencement

This Declaration commences on the later of:

(a)           the date on which it is published in the Gazette;

(b)          the day after it is registered.

Note 1   All legislative instruments must be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments required to be maintained under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See www.comlaw.gov.au.

Note 2    Both of these events must occur before this Declaration commences.


3         Revocation

The Notice Declaring the Minimum Age for Issue of a Certificate of Proficiency [F2005B00145] is revoked. 


4          Definitions

In this Declaration, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

GMDSS means Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

Note       The following term used in this Declaration has the same meaning as in the Act:

·       certificate of proficiency


5          Minimum Age

For the purposes of section 122 of the Act, the minimum age for issue of a certificate of proficiency of a class specified in column 2 of Table 1 is the age specified in the corresponding column 3 of Table 1.


Table 1  Minimum Age

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item No.

Certificate of Proficiency

Minimum Age in Years


GMDSS First-Class Radio Electronic Certificate



GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency



GMDSS Second-Class Radio Electronic Certificate



Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency



Marine Satellite Communications Endorsement



Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency