Chief mate certificate
You will need to provide evidence that you have completed 12 months sea service in charge of navigation watch on ships greater than or equal to 500 gross tonnage. This service must have been completed on voyages of at least 24 hours duration while holding one of the following:
- Watchkeeper deck
- Master less than 500 gross tonnage
- Master less than 3000 gross tonnage
- Chief mate less than 3000 gross tonnage
- A foreign certificate we consider equivalent.
How to apply for sea service assessment
You will need to complete this sea service and then submit a Seafarer form 419 to us so we can assess your sea service and issue you with an AMSA assessment letter. This letter is the evidence you need to prove that you have met the sea service requirements for your qualification. This letter will also instruct you to complete your oral examination.