Qualifications & training
You need the right qualifications and training to work on a domestic or international vessel. Find out how to get your ticket.
You will need a certificate of competency to be qualified to work in the Australian maritime industry and on Australian or international vessels in international waters. You must also be properly trained to work in your role in the maritime industry.
Changes to the domestic qualifications framework from 1 January 2023
From 1 January 2023 the new Marine Order 505 brings in a revised qualifications framework for Australians working across the domestic commercial vessel industry. These revisions mean some changes to certificates of competency, commonly known as ‘tickets’.