Print

Master less than 100 metres near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.
With this certificate you can command a commercial vessel less than 100 metres long.

The Master less than 100 metres near coastal will allow you to:

  • act as master, chief mate or deck watchkeeper on commercial vessels up to 100 metres long operating within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • undertake the duties and perform the functions of a General Purpose Hand NC, Master less than 24 metres NC and Master less than 45 metres NC.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Master less than 100 metres near coastal certificate you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date.
  • Be able to speak and understand English, including written documents.
  • Hold:
    • Master less than 35 metres near coastal,
    • Master less than 45 metres near coastal,
    • Mate less than 80 metres near coastal,
    • another certificate AMSA considers equivalent.
  • Be medically fit for the duties, including eyesight
  • Gain any needed sea service
  • Complete training
  • Pass a final assessment

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

Syllabus

Important disclaimer

These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2022. 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:

Renewal of Certificate

A Master less than 100 metres NC certificate of competency is generally valid for five years. To keep working using your certificate you need to renew it every five years.

What do I need to do?

To renew this certificate you will need to:

Endorsements and restrictions

There are no endorsements for this certificate.

Remove a daylight hours restriction on your certificate

If you have this restriction on your certificate you may apply to have the restriction removed.

What do I need to do?

To remove this restriction, you will need to:

Equivalent certificate

If you hold any of the following certificates, you are eligible to apply for a Master less than 100 metres near coastal certificate:

  • Chief Mate <3000 GT with Master <500 GT unlimited and <3000 GT NC endorsement
  • Chief Mate with Master <500 GT unlimited and <3000 GT endorsement
  • Master <500 GT
  • Master <3000 GT
  • Master

What do I need to do?

Last updated: 

Friday 6 January 2023