Basic safety training
Start your career as a seafarer with this international certificate. You will need a Certificate of safety training (COST) before you get any other qualification.
These entry level international certificates allow you to begin advancing your career as a seafarer.
These international certificates allow you to perform duties relating to the machinery of a vessel.
These international certificates allow you to perform duties relating to the navigation of a vessel.
These international certificates allow you to work in a command position on a vessel of any size in any operating area.
Training organisations for international qualifications
These registered training organisations deliver courses you can use to get an international certificate of competency.
Courses for international qualifications
There are courses and certificates, including medical and oral examinations, that you will need to take for most international qualifications you apply for.
Managing international certificates
You can apply to us to verify, replace or transition your international certificates. Find out if your certificate is affected by amendments to the STCW.
Fishing and sailing vessels
Find out about standards of competency and eligibility requirements to operate fishing and sailing vessels.
Global maritime distress and safety systems
These international certificates are mandatory if you want to work as a deck officer.
You may be eligibile for an exemption to hold an international certificate of competency. These exemptions allow you to carry out duties for a certain period of time without a certificate of competency.