Assessment of overseas qualifications for the purposes of a migration application
You can use this form below to assess the following skilled occupations for the purpose of migration applications:
- your overseas Master Unlimited (STCW Regs II/2) STCW certificate
- your overseas Chief Mate Unlimited (STCW Regs II/2) STCW certificate
- your overseas Deck Watchkeeper Unlimited (STCW Regs II/1) STCW certificate
- your overseas Chief Engineer Unlimited (STCW Regs III/2) STCW certificate
- your overseas Second Engineer Unlimited (STCW Regs III/2) STCW certificate
- your overseas Engineer Watchkeeper Unlimited (STCW Regs III/1) STCW certificate
- your overseas Marine Surveyor qualification
The Australian Government introduces reforms for skilled migration as and when required. The most recent update to the combined list of eligible skilled occupations occurred was on 11 December 2019. The Department of Home Affairs has made changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations.
As per the most recent update to the combined list of eligible skilled occupations in December 2019, AMSA is the nominated Assessing Authority for Ship’s Master ANZSCO code 231213, Ship's Engineer ANZSCO code 231212, Ship's Officer ANZSCO code 231214 and Marine Surveyor ANZSCO code 231215.
Some visa classes have caveats, please check the occupation of Ship's Master ANZSCO code 231213 on the skilled occupation list for details.
The role of Marine Surveyor is to survey machines and hulls of ships to ensure they are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards, rules and regulations laid down by marine authorities.
The assessment of a marine surveyor qualification, skills and experience for the purpose of an application for skilled migration to Australia is based on, and supported by scanned certified documents related to the competence criteria for Port State Control Inspector or International Association of Classification Societies Ltd (IACS) surveyor.
The details of the visa assessment process following AMSA assessment may be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Further details on visa classes available for Ship's Master ANZSCO code 231213 may be found via the links below:
- Training visa (subclass 407)
- Temporary skill shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)c
- Skilled regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated
Please note that a successful migration skills assessment by AMSA does not guarantee that you will be issued with a working visa by the Department of Home Affairs, nor does it guarantee you employment on an Australian registered vessel or as a Port State Control Inspector or Class Society surveyor in Australia.
Submitting the form
Please forward the completed application AMSA Form 12 by mail and include:
1. The application AMSA Form 12
2. Original shipping company letters testifying sea service or experience of at least 8 years after completion of a formal qualification as a Ship’s Masters or Ship's Engineer or Naval Architect.
3. Certified true copies of supporting documents
4. Payment of fee
The required fee is on the schedule of charges.
Once AMSA has received a complete application and all requirements are met please allow 3 months for your application to be assessed.
You will need to ﬁll out the Seafarer form 419, attach all required supporting documents including a colour passport-style photograph and send the paperwork to us by email to SCSApplications@amsa.gov.au When we receive your email we will let you know how to pay the fee for your application via AMSA online portal.