The oral examination is to be conducted to the grade of certificate and the examination questions will assess the candidate’s operational knowledge relevant to the grade of certificate.
Candidates who hold a primary certificate of competency or license issued by a maritime administration recognised by AMSA the examiner will sample the candidate’s level of operational knowledge to the extent considered necessary by the examiner. If the examiner discovers an area of weakness they will examine to a greater depth and expand the scope of the examination.
Candidates who hold a primary certificate of competency or license issued by a maritime administration not recognised by AMSA will undergo a full orals examination and may be required to undertake additional training as required by AMSA.
Additionally, all candidates for a certificate of recognition will be examined in Australian maritime legislation, OH&S requirements, ISPS Code, MLC Convention and keeping a safe watch as detailed below: