Certificate of Proficiency - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you intend to work on a regulated Australian vessel, domestic commercial vessel or a recreational vessel that has Australian nationality. There are different categories of proficiency certificates that can be issued, you will require a specific one in accordance with the type of work you intend to do on board.

The different categories of certificates of proficiency available are:

  • Chief Integrated Rating;
  • Integrated Rating;
  • Survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;
  • Ship security officer; and
  • Fast rescue boats.

Please note that the Agency has advised that this code is called up in Marine Orders - Part 70: Seafarer Certification.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a certificate of proficiency you must:

  • Have completed an approved program of training;
  • Have the appropriate knowledge for the duties you undertake; and
  • Provide evidence of ability to the Agency.

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





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

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety and International Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety and International Division

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


02 6279 5664


02 6279 5966

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