APPLICATION FOR AN ASSESSMENT OF
OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PURPOSES OF
A MIGRATION APPLICATION
PLEASE READ THESE NOTES CAREFULLY, they are intended
NOTE 3 - FEE PAYMENT METHODS
to help you provide all the information required.
Information on fees may be obtained from the International
Also refer to Fact Sheet STCW 05 – Applications - Immigration
Qualifications web site at
or any AMSA office.
Skills Assessment for Holders of Certificates issued by Foreign
The fee must be included when the application is submitted.
Countries available at:
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT send cash with this application form via
mail as this is an illegal action and there is a high possibility of the
money being lost or stolen in transit.
NOTE 1 - PREREQUISITES
An application will be assessed for the purpose of a migration
1. By bank draft/cheque made payable in Australian dollars to
assessment only if ALL the following information is provided:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Please write your name
and reason for payment on the back of bank draft/cheque.
a) a certified true copy of your valid passport
2. By credit card (VISA or Mastercard only) - Please complete
b) a certified copy of the primary STCW certificate(s) of competency
Credit Card Payment Authorisation form
c) certified copies of STCW college courses completed.
NOTE 4 – PROOF OF IDENTITY
d) certified copies of discharge book pages and/or watchkeeping
Proof of identity is essential when applying for an assessment
of your overseas qualifications. This is necessary to protect your
identity, as well as the AMSA qualification system.
e) original or certified true copies of company letters verifying sea
When making application you must include a certified copy of your
service, written on company letterhead paper stating the name
of the ship(s), IMO number, gross tonnage, engine power (kW),
type of ship, position held on board and dates of engagement
HOW TO OBTAIN CERTIFIED COPIES
f) FOR ENGINEERS ONLY – evidence of shore based practical
workshop skills training as specified in relevant sections of
A certified copy is a copy of an original document (not a
STCW Code Table A-III/1 column 1. All documents provided
copy of a copy) that has been certified as a true and correct
to be certified copies.
copy by a person who is authorised to witness a statutory
g) FOR DECK ONLY – A certified copy of a valid STCW GMDSS
Certified copies can be obtained by presenting the original
document together with a photocopy of that document to
an authorised person for them to sight and certify.
NOTE 2 - LODGEMENT DETAILS
Persons who are authorised to witness statutory declarations
Where applications are lodged in person, originals of supporting
(under the Commonwealth Statutory Declarations Act 1959)
documents must be presented.
Where applications are lodged by mail only certified true copies
• Accountant (Chartered or Certified)
of supporting documents are to be attached. (Except company
• Clerk of a Court
letters testifying sea service, these must be original documents.)
• Commissioner for Affidavits
Once AMSA has received a complete application and
• Commissioner for Declarations
all requirements are met please allow 3 months for your
application to be assessed.
• Justice of the Peace
• Legal Practitioner
Mail - The completed application, supporting documentation and
fee may be sent to:
• Medical Practitioner
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
GPO Box 2181,
• Police Officer
Canberra City, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA
• Post Office Manager
• Sheriff or Sheriff’s Officer
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
• Veterinary Surgeon
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, ACT 2612, AUSTRALIA
DO NOT SEND THESE NOTES WITH YOUR APPLICATION
AMSA12 (4/16) Guidance Notes