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Endorsements and restrictions

Endorsements and restrictions

You may apply for the following endorsements to your certificate:

  • Endorsement to command and operate the engines of a vehicular ferry-in-chains attached to the shore by a cable

Endorsement to command and operate the engines of a vehicular ferry-in-chains attached to the shore by a cable

What do I need to do?

If you want to get this endorsement at the same time as your certificate, you can add this on your application form for a new certificate. You will need to include the sea service laid out below with your application.

If you are adding this endorsement to a current certificate you will need to:

1. Meet medical and eyesight requirements

You must complete a declaration of medical fitness on the Certificate of competency application form 426 This lets us know that you are medically fit and that your eyesight meets the necessary standard, to work at sea.

2. Provide evidence of sea service

You need to show you have experience working in a deck, or deck and engineering, capacity on a ferry in chains. You must have completed:

  • 20 days sea service on a ferry in chains

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.

3. Provide existing certificates 

You must submit a copy of your: 

  • existing Coxswain grade 3 (front and back) 
  • valid HLTAID011 Provide first aid certificate, or equivalent.
4. Complete and submit a Certificate of competency application

To apply, complete and submit the Certificate of competency application form 426
Read more about completing and submitting your application for a domestic certificate

 

Daylight hours only restriction

If you have this restriction on your certificate you may apply to have the restriction removed. 

What do I need to do? 

To remove this restriction, you will need to: 

1. Meet medical and eyesight requirements

Download the:

1. Certificate of medical fitness for a near coastal certificate  

The Certificate of medical fitness for domestic seafarers form 1850 lets us know that you are medically fit for working at sea and includes the eyesight requirements to let us know you are not colour blind. 

If you are colour blind, we will not be able to remove your daylight hours restriction. 

2. Standards for the medical assessment of domestic seafarers 

Provide a medical practitioner with the Standards for the medical assessment of domestic seafarers and have them complete the Certificate of medical fitness for domestic seafarers form 1850

If you do not meet the colour vision requirements of the eyesight test you must also get the practitioner to provide a certificate or statement stating that you do not suffer any greater abnormality in colour vision than could be tested by the Ishihara Test. 

If you have a current AMSA medical (Certificate of medical fitness form 303) you can use this instead. 

You must submit your completed medical forms with your Certificate of competency application form 426

2. Provide existing certificates

You must submit a copy of your: 

  • existing Coxswain grade 3 (front and back) 
  • valid HLTAID011 Provide first aid certificate, or equivalent
3. Complete and submit a certificate of competency application 

To apply, complete and submit the Certificate of competency application form 426
Read more about completing and submitting your application for a domestic certificate