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Master less than 35 metres near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.

With this certificate you can command a vessel less than 35 metres near coastal.

This certificate will allow you to work as:

  • Master on commercial vessels up to 35 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Master on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters.
  • Chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 metres long within the EEZ.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Master less than 35 metres near coastal certificate you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date.
  • Hold either a Master less than 24 metres near coastal or Mate less than 80 metres near coastal certificate of competency.
  • Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.

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

Syllabus

Master less than 35 metres 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 (NSCV) Part D—Crew competencies. These documents have full details of the eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.

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What do I need to do?

To obtain this certificate you will need to:

Certificate revalidation

A Master less than 35 metres 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:

Endorsements and restrictions

You may apply for the following endorsement on your certificate:

Command a domestic commercial vessel less than 45 metres long in the exclusive economic zone

What do I need to do?

To obtain this endorsement you will need to:

Related information

If you would like to find out more about endorsements, refer to the National Regulator Endorsements Approval 2014.

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:

Remove a sheltered waters 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, we will give you a Master less than 35 metres near coastal certificate.

  • Master class 4
  • Skipper grade 2
  • Master class IV (trading)
  • Master class IV (fishing)

If your Master class 4 certificate is restricted to smooth waters, your Master less than 35 metres certificate of competency will be restricted to sheltered waters.

If your existing certificate is subject to any other restriction, your Master less than 35 metres certificate of competency will be subject to the same restriction.

If your existing certificate has an endorsement, your Master less than 35 metres certificate of competency will have the same endorsement.

What do I need to do?

To get a Master less than 35 metres near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 7 November 2018