ECDIS record keeping

You will need to keep appropriate records of your electronic chart display and information system. These records must be kept in your safety management system.

In addition to appropriate record keeping by the shore management, a record of familiarisation should be kept onboard. This should be detailed in your vessels safety management system.

We intend to endorse electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) qualifications on Australian certificates of competency. Our approach will be similar to petroleum and other endorsements of standards of training, certification and watchkeeping (STCW) short courses on a certificate of competency.

ECDIS endorsements will refer to generic ECDIS training only as mentioned in the STCW Code Table-II/1 (for navigation at operational level) or table A-II/2 (for navigation at management level). To obtain an endorsement, read the seafarer certification for ECDIS endorsement requirements.

Last updated: 

Thursday 30 July 2020