Qualifications & training

You need the right qualifications and training to work on a domestic or international vessel.

You may receive a letter of renewal for your certificate of competency. The Certificate of competency application form 426 referred to in your letter will be available 1 July 2018. Until 30 June 2018 you can apply or renew your certificate using Application for a certificate of competency form 534 and submit it to your local marine safety agency.

Find out more about renewing and submitting certificates of competency from July.

You will need a certificate of competency to be qualified to work in the Australian maritime industry and on Australian or international vessels in international waters. You must also be properly trained to work in your role in the maritime industry.