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Equivalent certificates of competency

If you have a certificate of competency issued by a state or territory marine safety agency you can get an equivalent national law certificate.

If you hold one of the certificates listed in the table below click on the equivalent national law certificate to find out the requirements you need to meet and how to apply.

If your state or Northern Territory certificate is subject to a restriction or an endorsement, your national law certificate will apply the same endorsement or restrction.

Certificate issued by a state or the Northern Territory

Equivalent national law certificate of competency

General purpose hand

General purpose hand near coastal

Coxswain inland waters

Coxswain grade 2 near coastal

Coxswain

Coxswain grade 1 near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 3

Marine engine driver grade 3 near coastal

Master class 5 (restricted to inland waters)

Master class 4 (restricted to inland waters)

Master (inland waters)

Master class 5

Skipper grade 3

Master class5 / skipper grade 3

Master class V (trading)

Master class V (fishing)

Master class 5 (trading and fishing)

Master less than 24 metres near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 2

Marine engine driver grade 2 near coastal

Mate class 4

Mate class IV (fishing)

Mate class IV (trading)

Mate less than 80 metres near coastal

Master class 4

Skipper grade 2

Master class IV (trading)

Master class IV (fishing)

Master less than 35 metres near coastal

Marine engine driver grade 1

Marine engine driver grade 1 near coastal

Master class 3

Skipper grade 1

Master class III (trading)

Master class III (fishing)

Master less than 80 metres near coastal

Engineer class 3

Engineer class 3 near coastal

Last updated: 

Tuesday 16 October 2018