Australian Maritime College
University of Tasmania, Australia
Deck Watchkeeper / 2nd Mates Course (Advanced Diploma in Applied Science - Nautical Science)

Eligibility Requirements:

The eligibility requirements for the 2nd Mates course are the following:

  • 36 months of sea service on vessels over 24 metres length as Deck Cadet / Deck Rating or
  • At least 24 months sea service on vessels > 500 GRT out of which atleast 6 months has to be with Australian TRB &
    assignment books as Deck Cadets / Trainee Deck Officers

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AMSA Eligibility Requirements

It is advisable but not mandatory to have applied and received your AMSA eligibility before your travel to Australia.
You have to fill the AMSA 419 form online (do a Google search to get the link) and then take a printout of the same.

Documents you need to send to AMSA, Australia to apply for Eligibility:

  • AMSA 419 Form printout
  • 1 Photograph (as per the details given on the AMSA 419 guidelines for overseas applications)
  • Passport 1st and last page (notarised copies)
  • CDC (1st page and sea service pages notarised copies)
  • Company Sea Service Letter (sample copy attached) in ORIGINALS only on the company letterhead.
  • 6 months of bridge watch-keeping certificate (notarised copies)
  • STCW basic courses - PST + PSSR + FPFF + EFA (notarised copies)
  • GMDSS certificate
  • Demand Draft in favour of Australian Maritime and Safety Authority (check amount on AMSA 419 Form)

All the above documents are to be sent by courier to the address give in the AMSA 419 Guidelines.

AMSA Contact Details:

Tel: +61 26279 5000
Email: &

Course starting Dates & Duration:

February 2021 ; June 201
There are 2 intakes every year in the months of February and June.

Course duration is 10 months.

Course Booking Procedure:

Please email the scanned copies of the below mentioned documents for booking a seat in the college.

  • Passport - 1st and last page
  • CDC - First page and 36 months of sea service stamp pages
  • 6 months of Bridge Watch-keeping Certificate
  • STCW basic courses - PST + PSSR + FPFF + EFA
  • Australia TRB & Assignment Book for Deck Cadets (if following the 24 months route to Deck Watchkeeper)

Seats are allotted on a first come first served basis. Hence, it is always advisable to apply early.

AMC will issue you with a Conditional Offer Letter in about 3 weeks time. The conditions that you will need to fulfill would be
the following:

  • IELTS Academic English Test - Average 5.5 band with no score less than 5 (You can book this test by visiting the
    website The fee for the test is 13,200 Rs/-). Alternatively, you can also sit for the Pearson PTE
    test. The website is The advantage of the Pearson PTE test is that exams are held almost 3
    times in a week and the results come out in 3 - 5 working days. Hence, you have the option of appearing for the test
    multiple times incase you do not clear the exam in the first attempt. The score required in Pearson PTE will be a
    minimum overall score of 42 with no sectional score below 36.
  • Payment of 50% of the course tuition fees. Details of the tuition fee will be mentioned on the conditional offer letter.

Tuition Fees:

Tuition Fees for the course is 25,000 Au$ (inclusive of GMDSS).
Please visit the link below for the University of Tasmania website showing the fees structure for overseas students:

There is normally a 4% increase in tuition fees every year to take into account inflationary costs.
You can apply for educational loan for paying your tuition fees & living expenses.

Successful course completion will lead to the award of a Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science from the University of
Tasmania along with a CoC from AMSA, Australia.

Please visit the link for details of the
Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science / 2nd Mates Course

Educational Loan:

If you wish to apply for an educational loan, the bank will ask for the following documents:

  • College Admission Letter - This will be issued to you by the college once you have submitted all the documents. The
    tuition fees structure will be mentioned in the college admission letter.
  • Living Expenses: You need to submit details of living expenses as required by the visa authorities. Please take a
    printout of the page on opening the link:     
STCW Courses & Tanker Courses:

AMSA does not accept the STCW advanced courses and Tanker Courses from India. Hence, the following courses will have
to be redone in Australia.

  • Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
  • Medical First Aid (MFA)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (PSC&RB)
  • Tanker Safety Courses (Oil, Chemical and Gas)

Total Cost:

Expected total cost of your academic tuition fees, food & accommodation, flight ticket and visa charges on a conservative
living estimate will be about 18 Lakhs approximately. Living expenses on a conservative estimate has been taken at 35,000
Rs/- per month.

Australian student visa:

The visa processing time is 4 (+/- 1) weeks normally
The length of the visa that you will get is for about 13 - 14 months.
The funds that you need to show for the Australian visa will be about 24 Lakhs inclusive of your travel expenses.
If your wife is to accompany you, then you need to show an additional 6 Lakhs for her travel and living expenses.
Both student and spouse will apply for visa together.
The visa cost is approximately about 27,500 Rs/- (550 Au$) per person.

  • You are allowed to work in Australia  after your course starting date.
  • During vacation time, you can work unlimited hours whilst during term time you can work upto 40 hours every 2 weeks.
  • The minimum wage rate in Australia is 18 Aus$ per hour i.e. about 900 Rs/- per hour.
  • Your spouse can work 40 hours every fortnight during her stay in Australia.

From the feedback received from ex-students, a student can hope to earn an average of 6 Lakhs INR annually by working
during his studies. Some students may earn more whilst some may recover less depending upon the hours you have
worked and the wages you have earned. Your spouse will earn around 8 Lakhs annually during her stay in Australia.

The visa process is totally online now i.e. you do not need to travel to the visa office for submission of documents. The visa
application form has to be filled online, all supporting documents have to be scanned and uploaded online whilst the visa
fees has to be paid with a credit card or international debit card. We will assist you with the full visa application process.

For details of the student visa application process for Australia, please visit the link below:

If you would like information regarding permanent residency options in Australia, please visit the link below:


Kunal Anshuman,   
Springdale India
Tel: +91 - 98927 25375                                
Address: Office No. 529, Mastermind 4, Royal Palms, Aarey Colony, Goregaon E, Mumbai – 400 065

Note: To reach our office, take autorickshaw from Goregaon (E) station. It will cost you about 70 Rs/- and the distance is 3.0
kms from station. It should take you about 20 minutes to reach our office in normal traffic conditions from the station.
Alternatively, take Bus No. 452 from Goregaon (E) station and get down at the last bus stop i.e. Mayur Nagar. The office is
about 10 minutes walk from the Mayur Nagar bus stop. If you are coming from Powai direction, it will take you about 30
minutes to reach our office by auto rickshaw and the fare will be about 150 Rs approximately.

Please call before you plan to come to the office so that we can schedule a mutually convenient date and time.


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