Ship’s Officer – ANZSCO 231214
- Ship’s Officer navigates and controls the safe operation of a ship and supervises and coordinates the activities of deck crew. Registration or licensing is required.
- Skill Level
- Alternative Titles
- Deck Officer
- Navigating Officer (Ship’s)
- Seaman Officer (Navy)
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Ship’s Officer is Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Certification Requirement
- The applicant must have a certificate that is issued by a recognised maritime administration of a country that is a signatory to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention)
- Note: depending on the size of ship that the Ship Master is navigating different levels of requirements apply
- In general, an applicant is required to demonstrate:
- Certificate of Competency
- Seagoing Service to demonstrate experience on eligible vessels
- Completion of an approved study program
- Trained in required safety procedures – i.e., medical care, firefighting, security awareness
- Hold required certificates – i.e., survival crafts, radio operators, medical fitness
- Passed final assessment
- English Language Requirement
- Applicant must be competent in the English language to a level that the individual can understand directions and documents to perform their duties
Potential Visa Pathways for Ship’s Officer
|ANZSCO||Occupation||Skills Assessment||189||190||485 (Graduate Work)||491 (State)||491 (Family)||186 (Direct)||407 (Training)||494 (regional Sponsored)||482 (TSS Medium Term)|
Group: 2312 Marine Transport Professionals
- Control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.
- Directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
- Directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
- Planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship’s propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
- Operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship’s systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
- Controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
- Ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
- Directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
- Navigating a ship by supervising the ship’s course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
- Examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
- Conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship’s life to ensure standards are maintained
- Skill Level
- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.
- Occupations in this Group
- 231211 Master Fisher
- 231212 Ship’s Engineer
- 231213 Ship’s Master
- 231214 Ship’s Officer
- 231215 Marine Surveyor
- 231299 Marine Transport Professionals nec
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.