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Certificate of Equivalence - Australian Government


You will require this certificate if you are not an Australian National or Resident and you intend to work on board a ship in Australian waters that is listed in the Australian International Shipping Register. You will need this certificate if you do not hold a primary certificate or certificate of recognition issued by the Agency.

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:

  • hold a valid certificate of competency or proficiency as rating issued by a marine administration that has a formal agreement with the Agency
  • provide evidence of an offer of employment on a ship registered in the Australian International Shipping Register
  • hold a passport valid for at least six months from the date of application for a certificate
  • demonstrate competence in written and spoken English
  • hold a valid certificate of medical fitness approved by the agency.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Three months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 2 (Australian International Shipping Register) 2016 Australian Government

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.