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AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) and the Ships Cook Certificate

Thanks to chef S who sent in this update they received from MCA in UK. Good to know that Australian chefs who have the AMSA issued SCC post 21.12.2011 are ok with their SCC. 


To: Rosemary Nelson
Subject: Ships cook certificate

Hi Rosemary,

I was Wanting to know if the MCA recognize the AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) ship’s cook certificate?

As I am a chef from Australia and I work on motor yachts all over the world.


Chef S


I am pleased to confirm that an AMSA, Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) Ship’s Cook Certificate of Competency issued after 21 December 2011 (being the date Australia ratified the MLC) is recognised by the MCA for service as a Ships’ Cook on UK flagged vessels.

I trust that this answers your enquiry, if I can be of any further assistance please contact me.

Yours sincerely

Rosemary Nelson
Deputy Manager
Seafarer Safety & Health Branch
Maritime & Coastguard Agency

3 thoughts on “AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) and the Ships Cook Certificate

    This post is for any chefs in Oz who have done AMSA SCC Cert there.. Question was if this was recognised by MCA UK and answer is yes it us as long as you have done AMSA cert post Dec 2011 as per the above..
    NOTE: To do the AMSA Cert you need to have your STCW done down there in OZ.. !!!!
    cheers. Efrem

  • Good day, Does this course satisfy the requirements under MLC Standard A3.2, satisfy the Guideline B3.2.2 (b) . The individual in question will be a cook on a commercial yacht. Next, is it IMO appreoved as the yacht is Marshall Is. flag.


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