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.
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.
Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:
CoC Part A: STCW Short Courses
CoC Part A: Revalidation Topics
The following certificates will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:
*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).
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
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.