Engineer class 3 near coastal
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.
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.
- Engineer class 3 near coastal syllabus AMSA 1112 (PDF 1.11 MB)
- Engineer class 3 near coastal examiner checklist AMSA 1075
- Conduct of oral examinations AMSA 479
Engineer class 3 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.
Trade qualification assessment
AMSA does not assess trade qualifications. If you hold a trade qualification not listed in NSCV Part D, you will need to get your trade qualification assessed as equivalent to one. An RTO who delivers one of the qualifications or trades listed in NSCV Part D can perform a recognition of prior learning (RPL). We will accept a letter of equivalence from this RTO once your trade has been assessed as equivalent.
Please note: An RTO may request you to do a skills gap training.
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.