From the 1st July 2018 AMSA/MSQ Oral Examinations will cease to be an option for all Coxswains, Master less than 24 and MED 2 & 3 .

If you had planned to complete your orals in Queensland with MSQ they have advised that they will not be conducting orals after 11 May 2018 and any applications (which must be complete with all supporting documents including Sea time assessment, Course Completion Certificate, etc) which will handed directly to AMSA – not quite sure what happens to the application after that.

QMTS will commence signing off AMPA’s and issuing interim Certificates of Competence (COC) – ie. your licence from 1st July 2018.

If you have completed your final practical assessment with QMTS prior to 1st July we may be able to sign off your AMPA’s without you having to complete another practical assessment. There will be an additional fee attached to this service which will cover the AMSA application fee (unknown at this stage) and the QMTS administration fee. You will be required to submit all the documents listed below and paid the prescribed fee before your interim COC will be issued.

After 1st July students must complete all the theory requirements of their course, submit all the required documents and pay the additional fee BEFORE a practical assessment will be conducted.

On successful completion of the practical assessment you will be issued with your QMTS Course Completion Certificate and your AMSA Interim Certificate of Competence.

Looking forward all QMTS Course Fees will be adjusted to include these additional costs.

The documents required before the issuing of a COC include –

  • A completed AMSA COC Application Form (completed on line on the AMSA website and printed after completion)
  • Sea Service Declaration and supporting evidence
  • Declaration of Medical Fitness
  • Eye sight test
  • Radio Licence and
  • Current First Aid certificate

Please Note: AMSA may require additional information once the final process has been sorted

If you are completing a Master less than 35 meters you will still have to sit a final oral examination. The last day MSQ orals will be conducted before 11th May 2018. After 1st July AMSA will take over the delivery of the oral examination. Unfortunately there will be no orals conducted between 11th May and 1st July.

Should you have any questions please contact our Head Trainer – Nev Willis by email (, mobile (0430 978 772) or through your student portal