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Basic safety training
Start your career as a seafarer with this international certificate. You will need a Certificate of safety training (COST) before you get any other qualification.
These entry level international certificates allow you to begin advancing your career as a seafarer.
These international certificates allow you to perform duties relating to the machinery of a vessel.
These international certificates allow you to perform duties relating to the navigation of a vessel.
These international certificates allow you to work in a command position on a vessel of any size in any operating area.
Fishing and sailing vessels
Find out about standards of competency and eligibility requirements to operate fishing and sailing vessels.
Global maritime distress and safety systems
These international certificates are mandatory if you want to work as a deck officer.
Certificates of recognition and equivalence
Find out how to get your current qualifications recognised for an international certificate, or get a certificate of equivalence if you are serving on a ship registered on the Australian International Shipping Register.
Royal Australian Navy international equivalence
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) qualifications can be recognised in support of gaining civillian qualifications which enable you to operate Australian vessels in international waters.
New Zealand international equivalence
If you have a New Zealand international qualification under STCW, you may be eligible for an equivalent qualification in Australia.
You may be eligibile for an exemption to hold an international certificate of competency. These exemptions allow you to carry out duties for a certain period of time without a certificate of competency.