Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part A - excluding STCW short courses

For Master, Deck + Engineering officers without qualifying sea time

Course also known as: Continued Competence, Engineer Revalidation, Deck Revalidation, Master Revalidation

The course is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) meeting the requirements for Masters, Deck and Engineer Officer Revalidation.

Revalidate your AMSA-issued Certificate of Competency with Australia's leading maritime training provider. For certificate holders without qualifying sea time.

The subjects covered are:

  • Medical First Aid Refresher Training
  • Medical Care Refresher Training
  • Medical Emergencies Refresher Training
  • Recent Developments in International and National Legislation
  • Vessel Stability Review
  • Cargo Operations and IMDG Code

Please note: a version of this course exists including STCW Short Courses.

Who should participate?

Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers without qualifying sea service. Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating.

Course Entry Prerequisite

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:

  • STCW Certificate of Competency for International Waters (Master, Deck and Engineer Officers)


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:

  • Revalidation Course for Masters and Deck Officers or Engineer Officers– Part A (AMSA approved)

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required.

AMSA Information

The information below is provided to you as a guide only. It is recommended you check with AMSA regarding the current requirements.

Certificate of Medical Fitness: All applicants for revalidation of a Master, Deck or Engineer Officer certificate of competency must hold a valid AMSA seafarer’s certificate of medical fitness issued by an AMSA approved doctor.

GMDSS General Operators Certificate: All applicants for revalidation of a Masters or Deck Officers certificate of competency must hold either a valid AMSA GMDSS GOC or an AMSA GMDSS GOC Certificate of Recognition.

Security Awareness Endorsement: To revalidate a certificate after 31 December 2016 a seafarer must hold a Security Awareness endorsement (STCW Reg VI/6).

ECDIS: To serve on an ECDIS equipped vessel the seafarer must hold an ECDIS endorsement (STCW Reg II/1 & II/2).

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority.


  • Duration: 2.5 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Note:

    Due to the uncertainty that has been caused by COVID-19, and in line with the advice from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), AMSA have approved extending STCW certificates by six months. AMSA will do this if satisfied that the person does not meet revalidation requirements due to circumstances beyond their control due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the AMSA website for advice on how to apply for an extension.

  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    February 09-11, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $1,460
    July 06-08, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $1,460
    October 19-21, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $1,460
    December 19-21, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $1,460

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I live in Western Australia however have always travel to the AMC, Launceston to revalidate my CoC due to the professionalism of the AMC Search team, the course material and the Lecturers relevant knowledge of all the subjects. The accommodation and the on campus eating venue are convenient and well-staffed and the simulator centre is excellent. Thank you AMC Search.

Kim Cleggett, Director, International Maritime Services Pty Ltd