Certificate of Competency - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you wish to perform particular duties as the master or member of a crew of a domestic commercial vessel. The Certificate of Competency provides evidence that a person's qualifications have been verified against prescribed standards.

This certificate is required by the master, engineer or deck crew of a vessel.

Please note that an existing Certificates of Competency issued by Transport Safety Victoria prior to 1 July 2013 will be recognised and will continue on as before. However, at the revalidation or renewal of a Certificate of Competency, the holder will transition to the national certificate.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 this certificate, you must:

  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Have achieved the required qualifying service;
  • Hold a valid Eyesight Test Certificate;
  • Complete prescribed tests;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Fees for 2016-17.


Fees for 2016-17.

VaryDuplicate Certificate$64.10

Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Marine (Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law Application) Act 2013 (Victoria)

Contact details

Maritime Safety
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria

Operating address:
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


1800 223 022

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