The sea service you require is dependent on whether you currently hold a certificate of competency or other qualification.
All your sea service must be:
- working on commercial vessels with inboard diesel propulsion power greater than or equal to 150 kilowatts
- performing duties as an engineer, an engine driver, an assistant to an engineer or engine driver, or as a general purpose hand.
If you do not hold a certificate of competency or other qualification you need to show that you have either:
- 180 days with a completed approved task book
- 360 days without a task book.
If you hold a Coxswain grade 1 near coastal, Coxswain grade 2 near coastal endorsed for 500 kilowatts inboard propulsion, or Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal you need to show that you have either:
- 120 days with a completed approved task book
- 240 days without a task book.
If you hold a workshop skill equivalent qualification you need to show that you have either:
- 90 days with a completed approved task book
- 180 days without a task book.
You must complete at least half of the qualifying sea service required for the certificate in the five years before the application.
If you have completed a task book you must attach a copy of the seafarer details page to your application.
If you have an existing certificate of competency or qualification you must attach a copy to your application.
You need to submit at least one of the following as proof of qualifying sea service:
- Record of sea service form 771
- an approved sea service log book
- the on board sea service record from your task book
- a letter from the vessel operator, owner, master or chief engineer detailing your sea service.
Read more about qualifying sea service.
If you want a task book
You can get a Marine engine driver grade 2 task book from us or from some registered training organisations. To order a task book directly from us, use the AMSA chargeable publications order form.
Read more about task books.