In May 2005, the Australian Government introduced amendments to the Maritime Transport Security Act 2003 in Federal Parliament in an effort to further secure the nation’s maritime and offshore industries. These amendments have led to the introduction of Maritime Security Identification Cards (MSIC) which will ensure that those working in these critical industries are subject to appropriate background checking as now occurs in the aviation industry.
As a nationally recognised form of maritime and offshore industry identification, the MSIC will distinguish the holder as having met the minimum background checking requirements. It is essential for all maritime industry workers and contractors who operate within maritime security zones at ports, ships and oil and gas facilities.
In January 2006, Veritas Engineering gained Commonwealth approval to become an MSIC Issuing Body. Veritas Engineering understands the implications of the new legislation and the extent to which it impacts on maritime and offshore industry operations. Veritas Engineering can provide its clients with a complete MSIC issuing body service.
Whilst the company cannot guarantee approval times due to the variability of Commonwealth background checks, the company strives for a 1-3 week turnaround from lodgement to issuing. It is through the company’s award winning technology and innovation that it is able to optimise its processing. The following is a breakdown of our MSIC service offerings:
Companies may be eligible to establish a Corporate Account for MSICs. Setting up an MSIC account with Veritas Engineering reduces the administration overhead associated with payments, streamlines the application process, and provides approved organisations with a dedicated level of support for the management of MSICs in accordance with the Regulations.
For more information on setting up an account for MSICs with Veritas Engineering, please click here to send us an email requesting more information and we’ll contact you shortly.
To apply for an MSIC, please visit our dedicated MSIC website: msic.id.au
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