You will need to provide evidence that you have completed one of the following options:
You must have completed at least 36 months sea service (or at least 18 months if part of an approved and monitored course) performing watchkeeping duties or functions in the deck department. This service must have been performed on vessels greater than or equal to 12 metres.
Of this 36 months, at least 8 months must have been served on vessels greater than or equal to 20 metres on voyages of at least 24 hours duration.
Of this 8 months, at least 6 months must have been served as understudy of the officer in charge of the navigation watch.
You must have served as an officer in charge of a navigation watch on a vessel that AMSA considers equivalent to watchkeeping service.
All sea service must be documented qualifying sea service.
Read more about sea service.
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.