Tanker endorsements or certificates of proficiency
Your endorsement is valid for five years and can be renewed.
With this endorsement, you can work on tankers carrying the type of cargo described on your endorsement and perform duties to the designated level (basic or advanced).
Basic tanker endorsement
With a basic tanker endorsement for an oil or chemical tanker, you can perform designated duties relating to tanker cargo or operating cargo equipment on the relevant type of tanker.
Advanced tanker endorsement
With an advanced tanker training endorsement for an oil or chemical tanker, you can perform the functions of:
- a master, chief engineer officer, chief mate or second engineer officer on the type of tanker for which you hold a relevant endorsement
- a person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on the type of tanker for which you hold a relevant endorsement.
To qualify for an advanced endorsement, you must first have gained a basic tanker endorsement.
To get the basic or advanced tanker endorsement, you need to prove that you meet all of the requirements.
Each of these requirements and how to prove that you meet them is explained in the full guideline below.Tanker endorsements or certificates of proficiency[PDF: 172Kb, 21 pages]
The application fee for this certificate is $368, which includes goods and services tax (GST)
This is the application process for this certificate of competency.
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