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Renewal of Certificate

Renewal of Certificate

A Master less than 100 metres NC certificate of competency is generally valid for five years. To keep working using your certificate you need to renew it every five years.

What do I need to do?

To renew this certificate you will need to:

Meet medical and eyesight requirements

Download the:

1.Certificate of medical fitness for domestic seafarers

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 that you are not colour blind.

If your existing Master less than 100 metres certificate has a daylight hours restriction, this restriction will also be on your renewed certificate.

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 fill out the Certificate of medical fitness for domestic seafarers form 1850.

You must submit your completed form as part of your Certificate of competency application form 426.

Provide evidence of sea service

You need to show you have 120 days at sea, as officer of the watch, in the last 5 years.

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 task book 
  • a letter from the vessel operator, owner, master or chief engineer detailing your sea service 
  • a declaration acceptable to AMSA. 

If you do not have the required the sea service you must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • completed an approved final assessment (you can request this option in your application)
  • at least 60 days sea service in the last six months
  • for a seasonal fisher, worked in a seasonal fishery for at least 120 days in the five years before the application
  • other approved industry experience (for example, state or territory marine safety agency assessor, fleet manager, shore-side servicing, maritime studies teacher at a registered training organisation, marine surveyor)
  • completed the Master <100m task book since obtaining your Master less than 100 metres near coastal.

If you want a task book

You can get a Master <100m 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 to purchase your task book.

Read more about task books.

Provide existing certificates

You must submit a copy of your:

  • existing Master less than 100 metres
  • valid HLTAID011 Provide first aid certificate, or equivalent.
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.