Engineer class 3 near coastal
The Engineer class 3 near coastal certificate of competency will allow you to operate:
- As chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
- As chief engineer or second engineer on vessels with outboard engines with unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ.
- As an assistant under the general supervision of the chief engineer within the EEZ.
- In the engine room of a vessel up to 100 metres long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the EEZ.
To be eligible for an Engineer class 3 near coastal certificate, you must:
- Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date.
- Be able to speak and understand English, including written documents.
- Hold a Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal, AMSA Engineer watchkeeper or workshop skill equivalent qualification.
- Be medically fit for the duties, including eyesight
- Gain any needed sea service
- Complete training
- Pass a final assessment.
For more information, select what you need to apply for below.
- Engineer class 3 near coastal syllabus AMSA 1112 (PDF 604.4 KB)
- Engineer class 3 near coastal examiner checklist AMSA 1075
- Conduct of oral examinations AMSA 479
Trade qualification assessment
AMSA does not assess trade qualifications. If you hold a trade qualification not listed in Marine Order 505, you will need to get it assessed as equivalent to one that is listed. An RTO who delivers one of the qualifications or trades listed in Marine Order 505 can do this through recognition of prior learning (RPL). We will accept a letter of equivalence from this RTO once your trade has been assessed as equivalent.
Please note: An RTO may request you to do skills gap training.
These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2022 .This document has full details of the eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.