Watch Rating Navigation and Engine Room (TAGS program)

Qualify to perform duties as part of a watch, either navigational or engine room, by undertaking a Training and Guidance Study (TAGS) workbook of the appropriate discipline.

To become qualified to perform duties as part of a watch, either navigational or engine room, seafarers need to undertake a Training and Guidance Study (TAGS) workbook of the appropriate discipline.

A TAGS workbook is completed entirely on the job, and includes a guide for both trainees and trainers.

Navigational Watch Rating and Engine Room Watch Rating are international certificates that enables you to assist in keeping a navigational watch and engine room watch.

To be eligible to apply for this certification, candidates are required to complete a Training and Guidance Study (TAGS) workbook of the appropriate discipline. The TAGS workbook is completed entirely on the job, and includes a guide for both trainees and trainers. There are additional requirements, which are outlined on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website: Engine Room Watch Rating or Navigational Watch Rating

Obtaining your TAGS book

To obtain a TAGS books, please select Register Now. After submitting the form, payment options will be provided.

Once payment of the fees has been received, the relevant TAGS book will be posted.

To obtain multiple TAGS books, please contact us.


  • Duration: Self-paced
  • Note:

    To help all seafarers and shipping companies during the global pandemic, AMCS has issued a 20% discount on all online training courses between April 7 - June 30, 2020. We want to do our bit for the Australian and global seafaring community by making training available to as many people as possible during this unprecedented health and economic crisis.

  • Course Options: (GST exempt)
    Navigational Watch Tags Book Discounted Price (was $580) | $464
    Engine Room Watch TAGS Book Discounted Price (was $580) | $464

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