Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part A (Online)

For Masters, Deck and Engineering Officers without qualifying sea service

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

Revalidate your STCW Certificate of Competency with Australia's leading maritime training provider, the Australian Maritime College.

This online course is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as meeting the requirements for Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers Revalidation Part A (excluding Medical Refresher).  Please note: AMSA will recognise HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid in lieu of the Medical Refresher.

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 (Masters, Deck and Engineer Officers)

Course Structure

The online course 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 course consists of the following eight sections:

  • Section 1 – Double Hull Tanks
  • Section 2 – Container Damage and Securing Containers as Cargo
  • Section 3 – Securing of Deck Cargoes
  • Section 4 – Stability
  • Section 5 – Ship’s Stress
  • Section 6 – Changes to the IMDG Code
  • Section 7 – Legislation Update
  • Section 8 – IMO Resolutions

 An assessment is provided upon the completion of the eight sections; the assessment requires a 100% pass mark with unlimited attempts provided.


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), excluding Medical Refresher.

Please note: AMSA will recognise HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid in lieu of the Medical Refresher.

Equipment Required

The course involves the viewing of multiple videos, which require a reasonable internet connection speed. Certain components will need to be completed on a desktop/laptop computer, and we suggest using Google Chrome as your browser.  To complete the final assessment, you will need access to a web camera.

Computer setup: Check your computer and/or browser are set up to enable MyLO to work properly by running a browser check.

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: Online, approximately 12 hours
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    Course Fee | Online | $910

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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