You need to show you have experience working at sea as a general purpose hand, as a Coxswain grade 2 or 1 near coastal, or assisting an engineer, while on vessels with propulsion power greater than or equal to 75 kilowatts.
You must have completed either:
- 20 days on commercial vessels, including at least 10 days on vessels with inboard diesel engines, with a completed approved task book
- 60 days, including at least 30 days on vessels with inboard diesel engines, 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 at least half of your sea service is not performed on vessels with inboard diesel engines, your certificate will be restricted to outboard engines.
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 3 task book from us or from some registered training organisation. To order a task book directly from us, use the AMSA chargeable publications order form.
Read more about task books.