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Engineer class 1

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

This international certificate enables you to work as an engineer on any propulsion power vessel in any operating area.

This certificate is issued under Marine Order 72 (Engineer officers) 2014, made under the Navigation Act 2012.

What will this certificate allow me to do?

This certificate allows you to perform the duties or functions of:

  • Chief engineer officer on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area,
  • First engineer officer (STCW Second engineer) on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area.
  • Engineer watchkeeper on ships of any propulsion power in any operating area.

Am I eligible?

To get an Engineer class 1 certificate of competency you must meet medical, sea service and course requirements. The requirements depend on whether you are getting a certificate for the first time or revalidating an existing certificate. Each requirement and how to prove that you meet them is explained in these instructions.

Important disclaimer

These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014, Marine Order 71 (Master and deck officers) 2014, Marine Order 72 (Engineer officers) 2014, Marine 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:

With additional sea service and completion of an approved program of study, you can qualify for an Electro-technical officer certificate of competency.

Revalidate certificate

What do I need to do?

To revalidate your certificate, you need to:

With additional sea service and completion of an approved program of study, you can qualify for an Electro-technical officer certificate of competency.

Last updated: 

Friday 27 July 2018