AMC Chief Mates & Masters

Australian Maritime College

University of Tasmania, Australia

Chief Mates / Masters Deck Course (Bachelors in Applied Science – Nautical Science)

Eligibility Requirements:?

The eligibility requirements for the Chief Mates / Masters deck course are the following:

  • Hold a 2nd Mates (FG) CoC
  • Atleast 12 months of sea service as independent navigating watch-keeping officer on ships > 500 GRT.

Please click here for AMSA Eligibility Requirements for Chief Mates CoC
Please click here for AMSA Eligibility Requirements for Masters CoC.

If you already hold a Chief Mates CoC (for e.g. from India, UK, Singapore, New Zealand, etc.), you will have to redo the 9 months of academic course in Australia and then only can you appear for the AMSA Masters orals.

It is strongly advised 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 that you will need to scan and email to AMSA, Australia to apply for Eligibility are as given below:

  • AMSA 419 Form printout ? Black & White printout is acceptable.
  • 1 Photograph
  • Passport 1st page and address page
  • CDC
  • Company Sea Service Letter (click to view sample format) on the company letter-head
  • Masters ship testimonials of minimum of 12 months after your 2nd Mates CoC
  • 2nd Mates CoC
  • STCW basic courses ? PST + PSSR + FPFF + EFA
  • GMDSS certificate
  • Payment to be done online using your credit / debit card. Once the online form is filled up, the amount to be paid will appear on the online form as it is a smart PDF form.

You do not need to send any medical certificate to apply for AMSA eligibility at this stage.

AMSA Contact Details:

Tel: +61 26279 5000
Email: &

Course starting Dates & Duration:

February & June every year.

Course duration is 10 months.

Course Booking Procedure:

Please email / whatsapp (9892725375) copies of the below mentioned documents for booking a seat in the University.

  • Passport – 1st page and address page.
  • CDC – front page and sea service stamp pages after your 2nd Mates CoC
  • CoC – All relevant pages including expiry date page.
  • STCW basic courses – PST + PSSR + FPFF + EFA
  • Class XII pass certificate and any higher degree / diploma academic qualification.
  • ECDIS and GMDSS certificate
  • Ship Security certificate
  • Basic Oil / Chemical / Gas Tanker Familiarisation certificates

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 6 band with no score less than 5.5 (You can book this test by visiting the website The fee for the test is 13,000 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 50 with no sectional score below 42.
  • 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 is 25,094 Aus$.
Please click on the link for Tuition Fees breakup details.
As you would already be holding a GMDSS and DG Shipping approved ECDIS, the fees reduces further by 3,426 Au$ i.e. the net payable tuition fees to the University will be 21,668 Au$.

You can apply for educational loan for paying your tuition fees & living expenses.

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

Please visit the link for details of the Bachelor of Applied Science – Nautical Science / Chief Mates & Masters Course

Educational Loan:

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

  • University 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:

Please let us know if you wish to apply for an educational loan and we shall ask the concerned person to get in touch with you.

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 Au$ 33,000 (approx.19 Lakhs INR if 1 Au$ = 57 INR). Living expenses on a conservative estimate has been taken at Au$ 700 – 800 per month.

Australian student visa:

The visa processing time is 4 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 Au$ 48,000 (approx. 28 Lakhs INR) inclusive of your travel expenses.

If your wife is to accompany you, then you need to show an additional Au$ 10,000 for her travel and living expenses.

Both student and spouse will apply for visa together.

The visa cost is Au$ 575 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 Au$ 20 per hour i.e. about 1,140 INR 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 Au$ 1,600 by working 20 hours per week at the minimum pay rate of Au$ 20 per hour. Over a 13 ? 14 months visa, if a student works for 10 months, he would recover Au$ 16,000 annually (approx. 9 Lakhs INR). Your spouse will also earn this much if not a bit more as she can work for the full 13 ? 14 months as she does not have to appear for any exams in Australia.

Approximate net expense for student and spouse under different conditions are given below:

  • Total expense for student is approximately Au$ 33,000 (19 Lakhs INR if 1 AU$ = 57 INR) if he does not work part-time in Australia.
  • Total expense for student is approximately Au$ 17,000 (10 Lakhs INR if 1 Au$ = 57 INR) if he works part-time in Australia.
  • Total expense for student and wife is approximately Au$ 42,000 (24 Lakhs INR if 1 Au$ = 57 INR) if none of them work part-time in Australia.
  • Total expense for student and wife is approximately Au$ 10,000 (6 Lakhs INR if 1 Au$ = 57 INR) if both of them work part-time 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.

Contact Us:

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

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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.