Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal
This certificate will allow you to work:
- as chief engineer on a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power up to 500 kilowatts within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
- as chief engineer on a vessel with an outboard engine of unlimited propulsion power within the EEZ
- as second engineer on a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power up to 750 kilowatts within the EEZ
- as an assistant under the general supervision of the chief engineer within the EEZ
- in the engine room of a vessel with an inboard engine with propulsion power up to 3000 kilowatts within the EEZ
To be eligible for a Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal certificate, you must:
- Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date
- Be able to speak and understand English, including written documents
- Be medically fit for the duties
- Gain any needed sea service
- Complete training
For more information, select what you need to apply for below.
Trade qualification assessment
AMSA does not assess trade qualifications. If you hold a trade qualification that is not listed in Marine Order 505, you will need to get assessed as equivalent to one that is. An RTO who delivers one of the qualifications or trades listed in Marine Order 505 can do this through 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 skills gap training.
These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2022. This document has full details of the eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.