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Schedule of charges for international certificates

A summary of charges you may have to pay to obtain your qualifications.

You will be charged for each certificate related application you submit to AMSA.

The fees you pay go towards recovering the cost of providing each of the services in question.

Our charges are supported by the Cost recovery impact statement (CRIS) certified in September 2015.

The charges are authorised by our Determination fixing charges of 2015 issued under Section 47(1) of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990.

Unless otherwise stated, the charges for the above services are exempt from the goods and services tax (GST).

Charges

All fees listed below are in Australian dollars.

Examinations and assessments

A$

Assessment of sea service for persons applying for a Certificate of competency or recognition of a Certificate of competency as a master, deck officer or engineer officer*

$168

Assessment of marine qualifications for immigration purposes*

$472

Oral examination for:

  • certificate of competency
  • certificate of recognition
  • certificate of competency – STCW 78 (as amended)

$544

*Note: If the assessment has been completed, a refund will not be provided.

Fee for issue of certificate of competency, certificate of proficiency or certificate of recognition or certificate of equivalence

A$

All deck officers and masters

190.00

All engineering officers

190.00

Navigational watch rating/Engine room watch rating

190.00

Able seafarer deck/Able seafarer engine

190.00

Integrated rating

190.00

Chief integrated rating

190.00

Marine cook

112.00

Radio operator certificate GMDSS

112.00

Fee for issue of Certificate of Safety Training 

A$

Certificate of Safety Training

112.00

Fee for revalidation/replacement of certificate

A$

All deck officers and masters

136.00

All engineering officers

136.00

Navigational watch rating/engine room watch rating

136.00

Able seafarer deck/Able seafarer engine

136.00

Integrated rating

136.00

Chief integrated rating

136.00

Marine cook

112.00

Certificate of Safety Training

112.00

GMDSS

112.00

All certificates of recognition (except GMDSS)

136.00

Certificate of recognition GMDSS

112.00

Fee for initial issue and revalidation of endorsements

A$

All endorsements

112.00

Other charges

A$

Courier delivery to overseas address

80.00

Issue of Australian seafarers service book

112.00

Where and how to pay these charges if you are in Australia

  • You must pay the fees for Seafarer form 419 at Australia Post when you lodge your application. Australia Post will issue a receipt for every charge paid and record the receipt number on your application form. Find participating Australia Post retail outlets.
  • You must pay fees for oral examinations at the Examination centre when the time and date of your appointment has been confirmed.
  • You can pay with Eftpos, credit card, or cash. Cheques will not be accepted.

How to pay these charges if you are overseas

You must mail your payment to us with your application form.

Postal address

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Operations and Qualifications
GPO Box 2181
Canberra City ACT 2601 Australia

Courier address

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Operations and Qualifications
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon ACT 2612 Australia

Payment methods

You may use:

  • A bank draft, in Australian dollars drawn on an Australian bank, and made payable to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Make sure your name and the reason for payment is on the back of the bank draft.
  • A credit card, either Mastercard or VISA. Complete a Credit card payment authorisation form 161. We do not accept AMEX or Diners Club credit cards.

We will assess your application after your bank draft or credit card payment has been validated.

Related information

Last updated: 

Thursday 9 May 2019