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Domestic qualifications

You must be qualified to perform the duties required by your job on a vessel—including fishing vessels—in Australian waters. Get a certificate of competency or revalidate your existing qualification to work in Australian domestic waters.

First aid training during COVID-19

A valid first aid certificate is a prerequisite to holding a near coastal certificate of competency (NC CoC). If the COVID-19 pandemic is making it difficult for you to do your training, consider an online course.

Some first aid providers such as Red Cross and St John’s Ambulance offer online courses. Equipment for practical assessment is sent to your home address and completed via online video link.

For more information, contact the first aid training providers in your State or Territory.