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AMSA Integrated Rating and Chief Integrated Rating Requirements (General, Sea Service and STCW) for Australian International Seafarers

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This section includes the AMSA International Qualifications and requirements under STCW for Integrated Ratings. Integrated ratings include Integrated Rating duties or functions on vessels of any size in any operating area; and Chief integrated rating duties or functions on vessels of any size in any operating area.

Integrated Rating duties or functions means - duties comprising able seafarer deck and able seafarer engine rating duties or functions. Chief Integrated Rating duties or functions means senior duties comprising able seafarer deck rating duties or functions and able seafarer engine rating duties or functions.

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These certificates allow you to perform the duties or functions of Integrated rating and Chief integrated rating on ships of any size in any operating area

General Requirements for Integarted Ratings


  • To be eligible for Integrated Rating certificate 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.

AMSA Integarted Rating Requirements

  • Person must be at least 18 years old
  • Have completed an approved program of study (that complies with STCW Code section A-II/4, section A-II/5, section A-III/4 and section A-III/5) that includes vocational training; AND
  • Have completed 9 months documented qualifying seagoing service of which at least 5 months was served as a rating forming part of a navigational watch and engine room watch on an appropriate vessel; OR
  • While holding a certificate of proficiency as Able Seafarer - Deck completed at least 6 months documented qualifying seagoing service on an appropriate vessel in the engine department as a trainee engine room rating; OR
  • While holding a certificate of proficiency as Able Seafarer - Engine completed at least 6 months documented qualifying seagoing service on an appropriate vessel in the deck department as a trainee deck rating and obtained a steering certificate.

Integrated Rating STCW & Other Certificate Requirements

  • Have completed an approved course of basic safety training (that complies with STCW Code section A-VI/1 paragraph 2)
  • Have completed security awareness training (that complies with STCW Code section A-VI/6 paragraph 4
  • A certificate in proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (that complies with STCW Code table A-VI/2 1)
  • A steering certificate

AMSA Chief Integrated Rating Requirements

  • Person must hold a certificate of proficiency as Integrated Rating; AND
  • Have completed at least 24 months documented qualifying seagoing service as a qualified integrated rating; AND
  • Have completed an approved program of study appropriate for the grade of certificate that includes supervision training, vessel maintenance, and storekeeping competencies

Chief Integrated Rating STCW & Other Certificate Requirements

  • Have completed training in advanced fire fighting (that complies with STCW Code table A-VI/3)
  • Have completed security awareness training (that complies with STCW Code section A-VI/6 paragraph 4)

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