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Mate less than 80 metres near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.

This certificate will allow you to be second in command of a commercial vessel up to 80 metres long operating within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Mate less than 80 metres near coastal certificate you must be:

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

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

Syllabus

Mate less than 80 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 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 Mate less than 80 metres near coastal certificate of competency expires five years after it is issued or renewed. To keep working using your certificate you need to revalidate it every five years.

What do I need to do?

To revalidate this certificate you will need to:

Endorsements and restrictions

Remove a daylight hours restriction

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

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 Mate less than 80 metres near coastal certificate:

  • Mate class 4
  • Mate Class IV (fishing)
  • Mate class IV (trading))

If your existing certificate has an endorsement or restriction, your Mate less than 80 metres certificate of competency will have the same endorsement or restrction.

What do I need to do?

To get a Mate less than 80 metres near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 7 November 2018