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Legislation

Learn about the legislation and legislative instruments which govern the Seacare scheme.

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Seafarers Act commentary

The Seafarers Act commentary can assist you to understand the Seafarers Act.

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Seacare scheme coverage

Find out about the application of the Seafarers Act.

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Exemptions from the Seafarers Act

Read about the circumstances underwhich an exemption can be sought and view current exemptions.

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Resources for health and safety representatives

Resources for HSRs including guidance on roles and responsibilities, training and the HSR registration portal.

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Health and safety representatives handbook

The health and safety representatives (HSR) handbook provides guidance and information on the roles and responsibilities of a HSR.

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Accredited courses

Health and safety representatives are required to undertake accredited training courses.

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Guidelines for the Accreditation of training courses

Find out about the guidelines for the accreditation of health and safety representative training courses

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Latest News

19 Dec 2017

The Seacare Authority met in Melbourne on 30 November 2017. The key outcomes of the meeting are set out below.

19 Dec 2017

The Seacare Authority has conducted a review of the Seacare Authority Code of Practice 1/2000 and released a revised draft Code of Practice for Health and Safety in Shipboard Work [PDF,752KB] together with a Discussion Paper [PDF,1MB] for industry comment.

06 Oct 2017

The Seacare Authority endorsed the content of its 2016-17 annual report, which will be published on the Seacare website in October 2017.

21 Apr 2017

The Seacare Authority has, following a period of consultation, granted two exemptions for a further 12 months under section 20A of the Seafarers Act:

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