Print

Engineer class 3 near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.
This qualification lets you carry out the duties of chief engineer.

This certificate will allow you to work:

  • As chief engineer on vessels with inboard engines with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • As chief engineer or second engineer on vessels with outboard engines with unlimited propulsion within the EEZ.
  • As an assistant under the direct supervision of the chief engineer.
  • In the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres long with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an Engineer class 3 near coastal certificate you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date.
  • Hold a Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal, Engineer watchkeeper or workshop skill equivalent qualification.
  • Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.

For more information, select what you need to apply for below.

Syllabus

Engineer class 3 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.

Important disclaimer

These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013 and National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D—Crew competencies. These documents have full details of the eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.

New certificate

What do I need to do?

To obtain this certificate you will need to:

Certificate revalidation

An Engineer Class 3 near coastal certificate of competency expires five years after it is issued or revalidated. To keep working using your certificate you need to revalidate it every five years.

What do I need to do?

To revalidate your certificate you will need to:

Endorsements and restrictions

You may apply for the following endorsements on your certificate:

  • chief engineer on vessels with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts
  • chief engineer on specific vessel(s) with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts

Endorsement to work as chief engineer on vessels with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts, in the EEZ

To obtain this endorsement you will need to:

Endorsement as chief engineer on specific vessel(s) with steam propulsion less than 750 kilowatts in the EEZ

To obtain this endorsement you will need to:

Related information

If you would like to find out more about endorsements, refer to the National Regulator Endorsements Approval 2014.

Equivalent certificate

If you hold an Engineer class 3, issued by a state or the Northern Territory, we will give you an Engineer class 3 near coastal certificate.

If your certificate has an endorsement or a restriction, your Engineer class 3 certificate of competency will have the same endorsement or restriction.

What do I need to do?

To get an Engineer class 3 near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 4 March 2020