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Lecturer qualifications required for STCW course delivery—MT07

The minimum certification and qualifications required by lecturers to deliver our approved courses for the issue of an AMSA STCW Certificate. These requirements are in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978, as amended (STCW).

Applicable standards

Regulation l/6 Training and Assessment, STCW Code Section A-l/6 and Section B-l/6 Guidance regarding training and assessment.

Qualifications of instructors and assessors 

Qualifications of instructors and assessors are as follows:

  • Appropriately qualified and experienced for the particular types and levels of training or assessment of competence of seafarers.
  • Appropriate knowledge of instructional techniques, training methods and practice and knowledge and experience in assessment methods and practice. As a guide, TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor.
  • Lecturers using simulators to comply with IMO Model course 6.10, Train the simulator trainers and assessors.

Where required lecturers must hold a STCW certificate issued in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978, as amended. 

Existing approved lecturers

You may continue to teach our approved courses with your current qualifications if you hold an Australian TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor.

Minimum lecturer certification and qualifications

The following tables list the minimum lecturer certification and qualifications for the delivery of STCW courses.

Deck officer certificate of competency courses

Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

Watchkeeper deck diploma
Convention Regulation II/1 Code Section A-II/1

All components

STCW Reg II/2 certificate of competency

 

 

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Master less than 500 gross tonnage diploma and Chief Mate less than 3000 gross tonnage
Convention Regulation II/1 & II/2 Code Section A-II/1 & II/2

Chief Mate/Master Advanced diploma
Convention Regulation II/2 Code Section A-II/2

Electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS)


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

ECDIS
Chapter II
Code Section A-II/ and A-II/2

All components

  • STCW Reg II/1 certificate of competency
  • Satisfactorily completed an AMSA ECDIS training program course and holds an ECDIS endorsement.
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Engineer officer certificate of competency courses


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

Engineer watchkeeper diploma Convention Regulation III/1 & III/3 Code Section A-III/1 & A-III/3

Part A subjects.

Either:

  • STCW Reg III/2 certificate of competency
  •  An appropriate degree—for example Mechanical engineering or equivalent.
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Part B (engineering
knowledge) subjects.

  • STCW Reg III/2 certificate of competency
  • The lecturer must also have an appropriate sub-grade certificate—steam or motor—when teaching those subjects.
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Automation, electrical
and electronic subjects.

  • Ship’s Electrical engineer
  • STCW Reg III/2 or III/6 certificate of competency
  • An appropriate degree—for example Electrical engineering or equivalent.
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Naval architecture and ship construction subjects.

  • STCW Reg II/2 or III/2 certificate of competency
  •  An appropriate degree—for example Naval Architecture or equivalent.
 

Engineer class 2 advanced diploma Convention Regulation III/2 & III/3 Code Section A-III/2 & A-III/3

Part A subjects.

  • STCW Reg III/2 certificate of competency
  • An appropriate degree—for example Mechanical engineering or equivalent.
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Part B (Engineering
Knowledge) subjects:

  • STCW Reg III/2 certificate of competency
  • The lecturer must also have an appropriate sub-grade certificate—Steam or Motor—when teaching those subjects.
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Automation, Electrical
and Electronic subjects:

  • Ship's Electrical Engineer
  • STCW Reg III/2 or III/6 certificate of competency
  • An appropriate degree/diploma—for example Electrical or equivalent.
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Naval Architecture
and Ship Construction
subjects:

  • STCW Reg II/2 or III/2 Certificate of Competency
  • An appropriate degree—for example Naval Architecture or equivalent.
 

Engineer Class 1 Advanced Diploma
Convention Regulation III/2 Code Section A-III/2

Part A subjects:

Either:

  • STCW Reg III/2 certificate of competency
  • An appropriate degree—for example Mechanical engineering or equivalent.
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Part B (Engineering
Knowledge) subjects:

  • STCW Reg III/2 certificate of competency
  • The lecturer must also have an appropriate sub-grade certificate—Steam or Motor—when teaching those subjects.
 

Automation, electrical
and electronic subjects:

  • Ship’s Electrical engineer
  • STCW Reg III/2 or III/6 certificate of competency
  • An appropriate degree/Advanced diploma— for example Electrical or equivalent
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Naval Architecture and Ship Construction subjects:

  • STCW Reg II/2 or III/2 certificate of competency
  •  an appropriate degree—for example Naval Architecture or equivalent.
 

Electro-technical officer certificate of competency courses


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

Electro-technical

Convention Regulation III/6
Code Section A-III/6

All components

  • STCW Reg III/2 or III/6 certificate of competency
  • an appropriate electrical degree.
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Certificates of proficiency courses


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Certificate of Proficiency as Chief
Integrated Rating
Convention Regulation II/5 & III/5

All components:

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Chief integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)

Certificate of Proficiency as
Integrated Rating
Convention Regulation II/5 & III/5

Seamanship subjects:

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Integrated rating(STCW II/5 and III/5)

Trade subjects only:

  • An appropriately trade qualified person.

Able seafarer - Deck
Convention Regulation II/5

All components:

  • STCW Reg II/1 certificate of competency
  • Integrated rating (STCW II/5 & III/5)
  • Able seafarer—deck (STCW Reg II/5)

Able seafarer - Engine
Convention Regulation III/5

All components:

  • STCW Reg III/1 certificate of competency
  • Integrated rating (STCW II/5 & III/5)
  • Able seafarer—engine (STCW Reg III/5)

Other AMSA approved short courses


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

Revalidation course - certificate of competency

For Engineer officer and Deck Officer.

Similar qualification requirements as for conducting certificate of competency subject courses.

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Revalidation courseGMDSS

All components.

  • AMSA GMDSS ROC certificate or GMDSS ROC COR
  • Understudy of at least one course
  • Satisfactorily presented at least one revalidation GMDSS course under supervision
  • Complete training in accordance with IMO Model Course 6.10, Train the simulator trainer and assessor.

Compass adjuster

All components.

Australian or Commonwealth licensed compass adjuster certificate.

 

High Speed Craft Endorsement – International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft

All components.

  • STCW Reg II/1 certificate of competency
  • AMSA issued High speed craft endorsement.
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WIG Craft (Type A)

 

As determined by the AMSA Manager, Seafarer Certification Service in accordance with Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification).

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Radio Communication and Radio Personnel


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

GMDSS Course
Chapter IV
Code Section A-IV/2

All components.

  • AMSA GMDSS ROC certificate or GMDSS ROC COR
  • Understudy of at least one course
  • Satisfactorily presented at least one GMDSS course under supervision
  • Complete training in accordance with IMO Model Course 6.10, Train the simulator trainer and assessor.

Special requirements for personnel on certain types of ships


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

Tanker Familiarisation (oil and chemical)
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/1-1, Paragraph 1

All components.

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Integrated rating(STCW II/5 and III/5)
  • AMSA approved Tanker Familiarisation course or relevant seagoing experience on an oil or chemical tanker.
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Tanker Familiarisation (gas)
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/1-2, Paragraph 1

All components.

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Integrated rating (STCW II/5 and III/5)
  • AMSA approved Tanker Familiarisation course or relevant seagoing experience on a gas tanker.
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Advanced Training for Oil Tankers
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/l-1, Paragraph 2

All components.

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • AMSA approved Advanced Training for Oil Tankers course and has an Oil Tanker Endorsement in their certificate of competency.
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Advanced Training for Chemical Tankers
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/l-1, Paragraph 3
All components
  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 Certificate of Competency
  • Completed an AMSA approved Advanced Training for Chemical Tankers course and has a Chemical  Tanker Endorsement in their certificate of competency.
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Advanced Training for Liquefied Gas
Tankers
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/l-2, Paragraph 2
All components
  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Completed an AMSA approved Advanced Training for Liquefied Gas Tankers course and has a Liquefied Gas Tanker Endorsement in their certificate of competency.
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Passenger Ships
Regulation V/2
Code Section A-V/2, Paragraphs 1 - 4
All components
  • A STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • and has satisfactorily completed an AMSA approved STCW Ro-Ro Passenger Ship Course
 
Basic IGF Code
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/3 Paragraph 1
All components
  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • AMSA approved Basic IGF Code course or Tanker Familiarisation (gas) training program
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Advanced IGF Code
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/3 Paragraph 2
All components

Must have:

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency

And one of the following:

  • AMSA approved Advanced IGF Code
  • Advanced Liquefied gas tanker training program
  • Advanced IGF Code—on certificate of competency
  • Advanced gas tanker endorsement—on certificate of competency
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Basic Polar Code
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/4 Paragraph 1
All components
  • STCW Reg II/2 Master
  • Satisfactorily completed an AMSA approved Basic Polar Code courses
  • Served on a vessel in the capacity of master or officer of the watch for a total period of at least 50 days in ice covered waters of which 30 days should have been served in polar waters while the vessel was in ice conditions that required the vessel to make manoeuvres to avoid concentrations of ice that might have endangered the vessel or equivalent experience as determined by AMSA.
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Advanced Polar Code
Chapter V
Code Section A-V/4 Paragraph 2
All components
  • STCW Reg II/2 Master, and
  • Satisfactorily completed an AMSA approved Advanced Polar Code courses, and
  • Served on a vessel in the capacity of master or officer of the watch for a total period of at least 2 years in ice covered waters of which 1 year should have been served in polar waters while the vessel was in ice conditions that required the vessel to make manoeuvres to avoid concentrations of ice that might have endangered the vessel or equivalent experience as determined by AMSA.
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Emergency, occupational safety, medical care and survival functions


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Personal Survival Techniques
Chapter VI Regulation VI/1
Code Section A-VI/1, Table A- VI/1-1

All components

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal and AMSA Certificate of safety training
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal and AMSA Certificate of safety training
  • Chief integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 & III/5)
  • Able seafarer – deck (STCW Reg II/5)
  • Able seafarer – engine (STCW Reg III/5)
  • Appropriately qualified RAN personnel

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Chapter VI Regulation VI/1
Code Section A-VI/1, Table A- VI/1-2

Theory & practical fire fighting components

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal and AMSA Certificate of safety training.
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal and AMSA Certificate of safety training.
  • Chief integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Able seafarer—deck (STCW Reg II/5)
  • Able seafarer—engine (STCW Reg III/5)
  • Appropriately qualified RAN personnel

 

Practical fire fighting components only

Either:

  • An appropriately qualified civilian or military fire fighting training officer holding TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and PUA 30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and emergency operations)
  • an appropriately qualified Royal Australian Naval personnel; or equivalent.

Elementary First Aid Chapter VI Regulation VI/1
Code Section A-VI/1, Table A- VI/1-3

All components

A certificate of competency including either:

  • Appropriately qualified and accredited first aid trainer
  • An Australian Defence Force equivalent.

Personal Safety and Social
Responsibilities Chapter VI Regulation VI/1
Code Section A-VI/1, Table A- VI/1-4

All components

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal and AMSA Certificate of safety training
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal and AMSA Certificate of safety training
  • Chief integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Able seafarer—deck (STCW Reg II/5)
  • Able seafarer—engine (STCW Reg III/5)
  • Appropriately qualified RAN personnel

Survival and rescue craft


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, Other Than Fast Rescue Boats
Chapter VI Regulation Vl/2
Code Section A-VI/2, Section A-VI/2
Paragraphs 1 – 4, Table A- VI/2-1

All components

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Chief integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Able seafarer—deck (STCW Reg II/5)
  • Able seafarer—engine (STCW Reg III/5)

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
Chapter VI Regulation Vl/2
Code Section A-VI/2, Section A-VI/2 Paragraphs 7-10, Table A- VI/2-2

All components

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  •  Chief integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Able seafarer—deck (STCW Reg II/5)
  • an appropriately qualified and experienced Australian Defence Force personnel or equivalent.

Except for ADF qualified personnel, you must also have satisfactorily completed an AMSA approved STCW Fast rescue craft course.

Advanced fire


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Advanced Fire Fighting
Chapter VI Regulation VI/3
Code Section A-VI/3, Paragraphs 1-4, Table A- VI/3

Theory fire fighting components:

  • STCW Reg II/1 or III/1 certificate of competency
  • Engineer class 3 near coastal and an AMSA issued Advanced Fire Fighting endorsement.
  • Master less than 80 metres near coastal and an AMSA issued Advanced Fire Fighting endorsement.
  • Chief integrated rating (STCW Reg II/5 and III/5)
  • Appropriately qualified RAN personnel

Practical fire fighting components only:

An appropriately qualified civilian or military fire fighting training officer holding TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and PUA 30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (firefighting and Emergency Operations); or
an appropriately qualified Royal Australian Naval personnel or equivalent.

Medical First Aid


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Medical First Aid – Standard of competence for seafarers designated to take charge of medical care on board ship
Chapter VI Regulation VI/4
Code Section A-VI/4, Paragraphs 1 - 3, Table A-VI/4-1

All components:

Qualification including either:

  • Registered nurse
  • Enrolled nurse.
  • Appropriately qualified first aid trainer.

Medical Care – Standard of competence for seafarers designated to provide medical first aid on board ship
Chapter VI Regulation VI/4
Code Section A-VI/4, Paragraphs 4-6, Table A-VI/4-2

All components:

Appropriate trauma experienced personnel such as a paramedic, a Medical Doctor or Registered nurse, or similar as determined by training provider.

Ship security


Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Ship Security Officer
- Standard of competence for those responsible for the security of the ship
Chapter VI Regulation VI/5
Code Section A-VI/5, Paragraphs 1- 4, Table A-VI/5

All components:

Require the following:

  • Appropriate experience in the field of security
  •  knowledge of ships with regard to the application of security measures.

Security Awareness Training
Chapter VI Regulation VI/6
Code Section A-VI/6, Paragraphs 1-4

 

Require the following:

  • Appropriate experience in the field of security
  • knowledge of ships with regard to the application of security measures.

Designated Security Duties
Chapter VI Regulation VI/6
Code Section A-VI/6, Paragraphs 6-8

 

Require the following:

  • Appropriate experience in the field of security
  • knowledge of ships with regard to the application of security measures.

Use of leadership and managerial skills

Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Apply maritime resource management
principles.

All components:

 

 

 

 

Must have:

  • STCW Reg II/2 or III/2 certificate of competency

Subject to our approval, experience as either:

  • Master
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Officer
  • Second Engineer
  • Tertiary management qualification

Section A - II/2

Table A - II/2

Section A - III/2

Table A - III/2

High voltage

Course and STCW

Course component

Minimum lecturer qualifications

Reference material

Chapter III
Regulation II/2
Section A-III/2
Table A-III/2

All components:

  • STCW Reg III/2 certificate of competency
  • High voltage course
  • Industry experience
  • Electrical licence
Training and assessment, quality standards and use of simulators—MT02

Last updated: 

Monday 2 December 2019