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(Note: an Engineer Class 3 may gain cross credit to an Engineer Watchkeeper).

Minimum Age: 18 years. 

Prerequisite Certificate: Fiji School Leaving Certificate majoring in Maths, English and Physics.

Required Sea Service:

(a) have completed not less than 18 months seagoing service served on ships of not less than 750 kW, in the engine department and in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and

or 

(b) completed approved education and training (cadetship) of at least 36 months, which includes on board training documented in an approved training record book and meet the standards of competence specified in Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended

or 

(c) have completed not less than 12 months seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power, in a position of responsibility in the engine department whilst holding a certificate as Engineer Class 3; 

or 

(d) have completed not less than 18 months of seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power, in a position of responsibility in the engine department whilst holding a certificate as Engineer Class 4; 

or 

(e) have completed not less than 36 months of approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power. 30 months of the approved seagoing service must be served in the engine department of which should include not less than 6 months watchkeeping duties under supervision of chief engineer or a qualified engineer, whilst holding an Engine Watch Rating Certificate; 

or 

(f) have completed not less than 24 months of approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of not less than 750 kW propulsion power. 12 months of the approved sea service should include watchkeeping duties under the supervision of chief engineer or a qualified engineer, whilst holding an Able Seafarer Engine Certificate.

Course of Study 

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Table A-III/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended and relevant simulator training and assessment.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the engine department;

(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;

(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;

(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;

(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;

(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and

(g) Engine Resource Management Certificate.

(h) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination 

Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a  governing body marine engineer Examiner.

 

Note: a Master Class 3 may gain cross credit to a Deck Watchkeeper, and endorse as a watchkeeper but must have completed at least 12 months approved seagoing service on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage which includes onboard training documented in an approved training record book. In addition, completed the modules for Deck Watchkeeper as prescribed in Section II/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Minimum Age: Not prescribed.

Prerequisite Certificate: Master Class 4 and MASF Approval Letter.

Required Sea Service:

(a) 12 months approved seagoing service as a watchkeeping officer whilst holding a Certificate of Competency not lower than a Master Class 4 on a ship of more than 500 gross tonnage;
or
(b) 36 months of approved education (approved cadet training program) including 18 months sea service served on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage;
or
(c) 12 months of approved sea service as watchkeeping officer whilst holding a Deck Watchkeeper near coastal Certificate on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage.

Course of study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Section A-II/2 of the STCW Code’78, as amended for masters on ships engaged in Near-coastal voyages and includes practical training in ECDIS, ARPA, radar and electronic navigation and relevant simulator training and assessment.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the deck department;
(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;
(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(g) GMDSS -General Operators Certificate; or Radio Operators Certificate
(h) Bridge Resource Management Certificate;
(i) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination

Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a governing body Nautical Examiner.

Minimum Age: Not prescribed.
Prerequisite Certificate: Engineer Watchkeeper.

Required Sea Service:
(a) Must have completed at least 12 months approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of 750 kW or more propulsion power in charge of an engine-room watch on ships using propulsion of the kind to which the certificate relates whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as Engineer Watchkeeper.

Course of Study
Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Table A-III/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended and includes management training and knowledge of the International Safety Management Code and relevant simulator training and assessment.
Hold the following current Certificates:
(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the engine department;
(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;
(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and
(g) Engine Resource Management Certificate.
(h) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination
Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a governing body marine engineer Examiner.

Note: an Engineer Class 3 may gain cross-credit to Engineer Watchkeeper and endorse as a watchkeeper but must have completed at least 12 months’ approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine propulsion machinery of above 750 kW propulsion power. In addition, completed the modules for Engineer Watchkeeper as prescribed in Section III/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Prerequisite Certificate: Engineer Class 4.

Required Sea Service:

(a) Not less than 12 months approved seagoing service as a Watchkeeping Engineer whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as an Engineer Class 4; 
or
(b) Have completed approved education and training of at least 36 months which includes 6 months onboard training on ships of not less than 500 kW main propulsion power machinery. Onboard training must be documented in an approved training record book; or
or
(c) Have completed 24 months approved shore based (slipways, dockyards, marine engineering workshops or boiler workshops) education and training documented in an approved training record book; and
or
(d) have served 12 months of approved sea going service in an engineering capacity on ships of not less than 500 kW main propulsion power machinery.

Course of Study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standard set out in Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended for Engineers engaged in near coastal voyage.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the engine department;
(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;
(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and
(g) Engine Resource Management Certificate.
(h) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination

Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a governing body Marine Engineer Examiner.

Minimum Age: Not prescribed.

Prerequisite Certificate: Master class 3 or Deck Watchkeeper.

Required Sea Service:

(a) 12 months approved seagoing service in charge of a navigation watch on ships engaged on unlimited voyage of 500 gross tonnage or over while holding a Certificate of Competency not lower than Deck Watchkeeper;
or
(b) 24 months of approved seagoing service whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 3. Not less than 6 months of the approved sea going service must be served on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage on unlimited voyage.

Course of Study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code’78, as amended and includes management training and knowledge of the International Safety Management Code and includes practical training in ECDIS, ARPA, radar and electronic navigation and relevant simulator training and assessment.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the deck department;
(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;
(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Medical care. Section A-VI/4, Paragraphs 4-6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(g) GMDSS General Operators Certificate; or Radio Operators Certificate
(h) Bridge Resource Management Certificate.

Examination

Must have passed an oral examination in operational knowledge conducted by a governing body Nautical Examiner.