Marine Engineering Form (MEF) has been replaced by an online application which is no longer valid.
The Marine Engineering Institute (MEI) has confirmed that the MEF is no more valid and will not be able to process new applications.
The MEI said in a statement to the ABC that the change was made due to the “complex and evolving environment” and it is the MEI’s responsibility to process MEF applications.
It said the MEFs online application “is no longer in place” and there are currently no options to “apply” for an MEF.
“We recognise the need for a change to the way that the Marine Engineering Programme is managed, and we are working hard to address this and are currently working to address the issues affecting the current MEF process,” the MEIs statement read.
The decision was first flagged by the MEH earlier this year, but the ME I said it was not clear when that change would be made.
“There are a number of options that we are exploring for this and we will work with all interested stakeholders to see how this works,” the statement read, without elaborating.
In a statement this morning, MEI chief executive Dr Richard Aylward said the “process has changed substantially”.
“This change will help us provide more accurate information to our users and help us meet the demands of the marine engineering community,” he said.
The proposed changes are part of the “reforms” proposed by the Government to improve the MEs management and delivery, and the MEP.
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