Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part B

For Master + Deck officers without qualifying sea time

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

This course is designed for holders of an AMSA issued Certificates of Competency (Master and Deck Officers) who do not hold the qualifying sea service to revalidate and need to complete a revalidation course.

To revalidate your Certificate of Competency, you may need to complete the following short courses:

These additional short courses have been scheduled consecutively to achieve a full revalidation program.  If you are unsure about your revalidation requirements, please seek guidance from AMSA.


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 and Deck Officers)


Online Theory Component

The online theory component is delivered through the University of Tasmania's learning management system, MyLO.  The course requires a reasonable internet connection and a webcam to complete the assessment.

 The online theory components consist of the following sections:

  • Bridge Resource Management
  • Buoyage
  • ECDIS Refresher
  • Electronic Positioning
  • Electronic Passage Planning

Please note – the online theory learning and assessment will take approximately 10 hours to complete and will need to be successfully completed 2 at least two working days prior to attending AMC for the practical components.

On-Campus Simulator Component

The on-campus simulator component will be held over two days at the AMC.


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

  • Revalidation Course for Masters and Deck Officers – Part B (AMSA approved)

*100% attendance, full participation in the simulator exercises and successful completion of all online theory assessments is required.


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 Master or Deck Officer certificate of competency must hold either a valid AMSA GMDSS GOC or an AMSA GMDSS GOC Certificate of Recognition.

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


Australian Maritime Safety Authority as meeting the requirements of Marine Order 71 (Masters and Deck Officers) 2014.


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: Blended Delivery - Online Training: 10 hours; On-Campus: 2 Days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    20-21 September 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,750
    15-16 November 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $2,750

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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