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Career path for master and deck

Find out more about career path options for master and deck officers.

The diagram below provides an overview of the various options that are available to Master and deck officers that include both Diploma and Advanced Diploma pathways. 

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Career path diagram for master and deck
Career path diagram for master and deck

Comparison between Marine Order 71 and Marine Order 74

Subject to conditions listed holders of an AMSA certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 71 will meet requirements for issue of a Marine Order 74 certificate.

Comparison between Marine Order 71 and 74

Marine Order 71 certificate of competency

Conditions

Marine Order 74 certificate of competency that could be issued

Deck watchkeeper less than 500 GT

Meet sea service requirements and undertake separate orals examination.

Deck watchkeeper less than 3000 GT (yachts)

Mate less than 500 GT

Meet sea service requirements and undertake separate orals examination.

Hold ECDIS certificate.

Chief mate less than 3000 GT (Yachts)

Master less than 24 metres foreign going

Meet sea service requirements and undertake separate orals examination.

Hold ECDIS certificate.

Master less than 3000 GT (Yachts)

Deck watchkeeper

Meet sea service requirements and undertake separate orals examination.

Hold ECDIS certificate.

Chief mate less than 3000 GT (yachts)

Chief mate less than 3000 GT

Meet sea service requirements and undertake separate orals examination.

Hold ECDIS certificate.

Master less than 3000 GT (yachts)

Master less than 500 GT

Meet sea service requirements and undertake separate orals examination.

Hold ECDIS certificate.

Master less than 3000 GT (yachts)

Last updated: 13 April 2018
Last reviewed: 13 April 2018