Certificate of Competency - Deck - Northern Territory

Service summary

A Deck Certificate of Competency is required in order to operate as master or mate of a domestic commercial vessel. There are various prerequisites, courses and sea time requirements to be satisfied depending on vessel size and area of its operation.

Vessels operated commercially must be under survey unless exempted under the Northern Territory Marine Act. Depending on the size of the vessel and its propulsion machinery, a certified marine engineer may be required.

Further information can be found at http://www.amsa.gov.au/vessels/national-system/seafarers/index.asp

Service type


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





Credit Card, Cash, Cheque, EFT.

Administering agency

Department of Transport
Marine Safety Branch

Contact details

Client Service Officer

Business Hours: 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday - Friday.

Operating address:
2nd Floor, Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801






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