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AMSA Engineer Class 2 (STCW Second Engineer) CoC Requirements (General, Sea Service and STCW) for Australian International Seafarers

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This section includes the AMSA International Qualifications (CoC) and requirements under STCW for Engineer Class 2 (Motor), Engineer Class 2 (Steam), and Engineer Class 2 (Steam and Motor). With this certificate you can perform the duties or functions of Second engineer (STCW Second Engineer) or engineer watchkeeper duties or functions on a vessel powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power, of the kind stated on the certificate, in any operating area.

Also they can perform Chief engineer duties or functions on a vessel powered by main propulsion machinery <3000 kW propulsion power in any operating area; electrical, electronic and control engineering duties; and Able seafarer - engine rating duties or functions.

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This certificate enables you to work as an Engineer Class 2 (STCW Second Engineer) on certain vessels in any operating area

General Requirements for Engineer Class 2


  • To be eligible for an Engineer Class 2 certificate of competency you must meet medical, sea service and course requirements.
  • The requirements depend on whether you are getting a certificate for the first time or revalidating an existing certificate.
  • The person must have passed a final assessment

AMSA Engineer Class 2 CoC Requirements

  • Person must hold or have held any of the following certificates - an Engineer Watchkeeper certificate of competency; a foreign certificate AMSA considers being at least equivalent to an Engineer Watchkeeper certificate of competency; an Engineer Class 3 NC of competency; or an unrestricted Engineer Class 3 certificate of competency issued by a State before 1 July 2013.

Engineer Class 2 CoC Sea Service Requirements

  • If holding a Engineer Watchkeeper certificate of competency or an equivalent foreign certificate - at least 12 months qualifying seagoing service on vessels ≥750 kW propulsion power while holding an Engineer Watchkeeper certificate or its equivalent of which at least 9 months was on vessels using propulsion of the kind to which the certificate relates; OR
  • If holding Engineer Class 3 NC of competency or an unrestricted Engineer Class 3 certificate of competency issued by a State before 1 July 2013 - at least 24 months qualifying seagoing service on vessels ≥750 kW propulsion power while holding the certificate of competency, of which at least 9 months was on vessels using propulsion of the kind to which the certificate relates; OR
  • Qualifying seagoing service that is a combination of the kinds of seagoing service mentioned above

Engineer Class 2 STCW Training and Certificate Requirements

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Table: AMSA Engineer Class 2 certificates and training requirements.

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