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Eyesight and medical requirements for a domestic qualification

Eyesight and medical requirements needed for an NSCV Part D certificate of competency for first time issue and renewal requirements.

Please make sure you use the information below, as older versions of this document may have inconsistent or incorrect information.

Eyesight test requirements for first time issue

If you're applying for any of the certificates of competency listed below, you'll also need to submit a completed Eyesight test certificate application form 542.  

Eyesight vision test

  • General purpose hand near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal

Eyesight vision and colour vision test

  • Coxswain grade 2 near coastal
  • Coxswain grade 1 near coastal
  • Master (inland waters)
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Marine engine driver 1 near coastal
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal

Medical requirements for first time issue

Self declaration of medical fitness

If you're applying for any certificates of competency for medical requirements listed below, you'll also need to submit a Self declaration of medical fitness form 558.

  • General purpose hand near coastal
  • Coxswain grade 2 near coastal
  • Coxswain grade 1 near coastal
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal
  • Master (inland waters)
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal

Certificate of medical fitness for a marine qualification

If you're applying for any of the certificates of competency listed below will be required to submit a Certificate of medical fitness for a marine qualification application form 559.

  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal

Eyesight test requirements for a renewal

Eyesight vision and colour vision test

If you're applying for a renewal of any of the certificates of competency listed below, you'll also need to submit a completed Eyesight test certificate application form 542.

  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal

Medical requirements for a renewal

Self-declaration of medical fitness

If you're applying for a renewal of any of the certificates of competency listed below, you'll also need to submit a Self declaration of medical fitness form 558. This form includes a declaration about eyesight which meets the requirement for renewal.

  • General purpose hand near coastal
  • Coxswain grade 2 near coastal
  • Coxswain grade 1 near coastal
  • Master less than 24 metres near coastal
  • Master (Inland waters)
  • Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal

Certificate of medical fitness for a marine qualification

If you're applying for any of certificates of competency listed below, you'll also need to submit a Certificate of medical fitness for a marine qualification application form 559.

  • Master less than 35 metres near coastal
  • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal
  • Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal

Related information

You can find more information on certificates of competency, sea service requirements and task books on our website or from state and territory marine safety agencies.

Last updated: 9 November 2017
Last reviewed: 9 November 2017