Compass Adjuster's Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to become a qualified compass adjuster.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Have successfully completed an AMSA approved course in the adjustment of compasses;
  • Provide copies of at least 12 deviation cards of ships whose compasses you assisted in the adjustment of; and
  • Provide testimonials of the responsible adjusters in relation to your satisfactory assistance.

You must also provide a certified copy of your Certificate of Competency. Under certain circumstances, overseas compass adjuster licences may be recognised.

It is an ongoing requirement that you comply with the relevant standards:

  • Magnetic Compasses Carriage and Performance Standards; and
  • Performance Standards for Gyro-compasses.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Until revoked.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 6279 5664

Fax:

02 6279 5966

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