Certificate of safety training

This is an international qualification for Australian registered vessels operating in international waters.

The Certificate of safety training (COST) is the first international qualification you need to become a seafarer.

This certificate is issued under Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014 and Marine Order 71 (Master and deck officers) 2014, made under the Navigation Act 2012.

What will this certificate allow me to do?

This is an entry level Certificate which is a prerequisite for further international certificates.

Am I eligible?

To get a Certificate of safety training (COST) you must meet the course requirements listed below. The requirements depend on whether you are applying for an initial issue of a COST or you are applying to revalidate your existing COST.  

Important disclaimer

These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014Marine Order 71 (Masters and deck officers) 2014Marine Order 72 (Engineer officers) 2014Marine Order 73 (Ratings) 2014 and Marine Order 74 (Master and deck officers — yachts) 2015. Please refer to these marine orders for full details of eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.

New certificate

What do I need to do?

To get this certificate, you need to:

Revalidate certificate

What do I need to do?

To revalidate your certificate, you need to:

Last updated: 

Friday 20 July 2018