The sea service you need depends on the certificate of competency or other qualification you currently hold.
All sea service must be done on commercial vessels with inboard diesel engines with at least 375 kilowatts propulsion power, and while working in an engineering capacity.
You can reduce the amount of sea service you need by completing an AMSA task book. If you have completed a task book, you must attach a copy of the seafarer details page to your application.
With a completed AMSA task book you will need:
Without an AMSA task book you will need:
You must submit your existing certificate of competency or workshop skill equivalent qualification 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
- 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.
- an approved sea service log book
Read more about qualifying sea service.
If you want a task book
You can get a Marine engine driver grade 1 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.