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CaptainR

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Hi All,

Question regarding AMSA medical, I realise that different doctors charge different fees for the medical but roughly how much did those of you that have had the medical recently pay? Also did you need an X-ray? If so is that included in the fee?


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I think it cost me about $280 ish, including xray. The AMSA medical is booked centrally telling them which city, and they select a doctor. It's a very comprehensive medical.

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Peter,

 

I'm not totally sure, some employers ask for it. But I haven't worked on an Australian ship yet and probably never will. Have worked on an Isle of Man registered one though in Aussie waters, that was easy. :-)

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I think it cost me about $280 ish, including xray. The AMSA medical is booked centrally telling them which city, and they select a doctor. It's a very comprehensive medical.

 

Thanks, just putting a budget together. I'll probably just go to $350 for my planning to be on the safe side.

Is it a lot more intense than an ENG1 or the Dutch Medical?


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Probably a bit more like $400 including the X-ray .


ANZCO:231212 , AMSA ORALS CLEARED:December 2013, EOI INVITE: 28th April, 189 VISA APPLIED:13th May, CO Allocated: 26th May,Grant:22nd July

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Probably a bit more like $400 including the X-ray .

 

Thanks, I'll squeeze a bit more out of the wallet!


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Good Day All

 

I have posted in this thread before. It looks like I am going to be getting permission to return to WA as a spouse. This leads me to my next question will I have to complete the CEC process in order to work in Australian Waters?

 

Any help would be very much appreciated :)

 

Talked to one of my mates who came to OZ on another visa and had to go thru the process for an equivalent cert


ANZCO:231212 , AMSA ORALS CLEARED:December 2013, EOI INVITE: 28th April, 189 VISA APPLIED:13th May, CO Allocated: 26th May,Grant:22nd July

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Peter,

 

I'm not totally sure, some employers ask for it. But I haven't worked on an Australian ship yet and probably never will. Have worked on an Isle of Man registered one though in Aussie waters, that was easy. :-)

 

We're you sailing with BP earlier on their IOM fleet?


ANZCO:231212 , AMSA ORALS CLEARED:December 2013, EOI INVITE: 28th April, 189 VISA APPLIED:13th May, CO Allocated: 26th May,Grant:22nd July

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Talked to one of my mates who came to OZ on another visa and had to go thru the process for an equivalent cert

 

I'd also be interested to find a bit more about this as I am also eligible for residency through my wife.


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We're you sailing with BP earlier on their IOM fleet?

Nah, it worked for a small welsh shipping company when I qualified on IoM ships, then worked for the cruise lines and various other obscure ships. Knocked on every door in Australia, did my DP Basic and begged for a job offshore here, got there in the end.

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Thanks, just putting a budget together. I'll probably just go to $350 for my planning to be on the safe side.

Is it a lot more intense than an ENG1 or the Dutch Medical?

 

Mine involved bloods, urine, X-ray, ECG, full hearing test etc etc

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Similar to Dutch medical then. I came out looking like a pin cushion.


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Thanks

 

I figured as much I am probably going to remain With my current employer Until I have sailed as Chief for a bit, Pending my Nav resit.

 

Hopefully gonna be back there early next year :)

 

I am Currently on one of my companies ships which is normally In Australia and Not Aussie Flag we might be getting back there I am hoping I should be able to remain onboard :)

 

Many Thanks

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Good Day All

 

I have posted in this thread before. It looks like I am going to be getting permission to return to WA as a spouse. This leads me to my next question will I have to complete the CEC process in order to work in Australian Waters?

 

Any help would be very much appreciated :)

 

Hi Peter,

Seems I misread your last post and even asked my own question about it even though I know the answer!!

I worked for an Australian company while I was on a Australian Partner visa around 2007-9. The ships were British flag and I used my normal UK CoC for that. On a partner visa the only reason you'd need an Aus CEC or COR is if you were seeking employment on an Australian Registered Ship. This isn't to say that some Australian employers wouldn't expect you to have a CEC or COR, but in my case, working for Carnival Australia, I didn't need anything extra than the UK certs.


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Hello everyone, I have just applied for AMSA Master assessment and I found this thread extremely helpful. Thanks for posting the details.

Kindly pass me the study material / orals questionnaire

 

I also have a question:

After receiving the AMSA invitation for orals, how do I go about booking my orals. Its there online but not so clear and thus kindly elaborate.

Any help is dearly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

 

Captain M

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Any help is dearly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

 

Captain M

 

 

Heya,

 

Please PM me your Email address, have collected some study material from some helpful people here. will forward them them over to you.

 

regards

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Hello everyone, I have just applied for AMSA Master assessment and I found this thread extremely helpful. Thanks for posting the details.

Kindly pass me the study material / orals questionnaire

 

I also have a question:

After receiving the AMSA invitation for orals, how do I go about booking my orals. Its there online but not so clear and thus kindly elaborate.

Any help is dearly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

 

Captain M

 

My advice would be to contact the examination centre directly, the new Form419 does not appear to be appropriate for candidates that are taking orals for immigration purposes.

I contacted AMSA asking the same question and they referred me to the preferred exam centre.


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My advice would be to contact the examination centre directly, the new Form419 does not appear to be appropriate for candidates that are taking orals for immigration purposes.

I contacted AMSA asking the same question and they referred me to the preferred exam centre.

 

I received an email this morning from the examination centre where I intend to sit orals.

 

Form 419 is mandatory to complete now. However, you don't need to provide any of the documents that you've already sent to Canberra for the skills assessment because they are already on file.

 

On the day of orals, or before if you prefer, you must take all the original certificates required to the exam centre so they can sight them and make additional copies if required.


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I received an email this morning from the examination centre where I intend to sit orals.

 

Form 419 is mandatory to complete now. However, you don't need to provide any of the documents that you've already sent to Canberra for the skills assessment because they are already on file.

 

On the day of orals, or before if you prefer, you must take all the original certificates required to the exam centre so they can sight them and make additional copies if required.

 

Thanks for the update. Its clear to me now that once I receive the confirmation about my assessment, its AMSA whom I have to ask regarding the booking procedure but 419 seems to be compulsory.

 

Can you please advice about how many days did it take you to receive the AMSA letter of invitation to appear for the orals. I want to prepare myself mentally about the time frame involved. Also kindly send me some reading material / past oral questions if possible

 

Thanks a Lot

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Can I please ask you for help regarding AMSA orals preparation? how can I contact you?

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Can I please ask you for help regarding AMSA orals preparation? how can I contact you?

 

 

Shoot Question.......

 

To contact you can PM anybody.

 

regards

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Can I please ask you for help regarding AMSA orals preparation? how can I contact you?

 

I'm about to do a mail shot of oral's questions, if you send me a private message with your email in the next hour so so, I will include you in the email.


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Dear Sir

Could you please advise if it is a requirement to have 12 out of the last 24 months for the Initial assessment by AMSA.

I am in stage 1 of the process, will be sending my documents for AMSA verification for issue of an invitation letter for Orals.

I do not have 12 months out of the last 24 as I was appearing for Chief Mate exam from UK.

Self is currently holding a Chief Mate CoC and intend to fill up AMSA form 12 for initial verification.

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Dear Sir

Could you please advise if it is a requirement to have 12 out of the last 24 months for the Initial assessment by AMSA.

I am in stage 1 of the process, will be sending my documents for AMSA verification for issue of an invitation letter for Orals.

I do not have 12 months out of the last 24 as I was appearing for Chief Mate exam from UK.

Self is currently holding a Chief Mate CoC and intend to fill up AMSA form 12 for initial verification.

 

I don't think it's a problem.

 

Where did you hear this?


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