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General purpose hand near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.
This qualification lets you work as a deck and/or engine room hand on a vessel.

The General purpose hand near coastal will allow you to work:

  • Under direct supervision of the person in charge of a vessel or its engines.
  • On deck or in the engine room of a vessel up to 80 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • In the engine room only of vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a General purpose hand near coastal certificate you must:

  • be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date
  • meet medical, eyesight and course requirements.

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

General purpose hand 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.

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Certificate revalidation

A General purpose hand 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:

Equivalent certificate

If you hold a General purpose hand certificate, issued by a State or the Northern Territory, we will give you a General purpose hand near coastal certificate.

If your General purpose hand certificate has an endorsement or a restriction, your General purpose hand near coastal certificate of competency will have the same endorsement or restriction.

What do I need to do?

To get a General purpose hand near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 15 July 2020