Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation - Part A - including STCW Short Courses

For Master, Deck + Engineering officers without qualifying sea time

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

Designed for holders of a Certificate of Competency (Master, Deck and Engineering Officers) who do not hold the qualifying sea service and therefore need to undertake the Part A Revalidation Training and the full Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (CPSC), and Advanced Fire Fighting courses in order to demonstrate continued competence.

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.

Please note a version of the course is available without STCW short courses.

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)

Course Content

CoC Part A: STCW Short Courses

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
  • Advanced Fire Fighting

CoC Part A: Revalidation Topics

  • 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


The following certificates 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)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (AMSA approved) meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/3 and Code Section A-VI/3, Table A-VI/3
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Boats (AMSA approved) Certificate, meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1

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

Australian residents who successfully complete this course will also receive Statements of Attainment for MARF007 Operate survival craft and other lifesaving appliances, MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment and MARF011 Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel. MARF007, MARF009 and MARF011 are nationally recognised units of competency under the Australian Maritime College (RTO ID 60131).

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.

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).

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


  • Duration: 11.5 days
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    July 06-21, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $5,900
    October 19 - November 03, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $5,900
    December 05-21, 2022 | Launceston, TAS | $5,900

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