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Differences MED 1,2,3 MEOL, Y3, Y4 etc
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2015 1:30 PM
Joined: 27/07/2015
Posts: 3

Hello folks, I'm from Sydney, Australia, also employed MTU Sydney, over the past few years i have primarily focused on the MTU marine products and have decided engineering in yachting the next path. I'm confused and wondering if some experienced guys and girls out there are able to shed some light on the differences. MED 1,2,3 compared to other internationally tickets. Will MED's be recognised in other countries etc? Any help, recommendations etc would be great as i've been finding it quite difficult to enter the industry on my Deck hand quals ( which allows me to become an assistant engineer according to the restrictions on Deckhands ). Thanks in advance,
Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 3:22 AM

The Australian MED 3, 2 and 1 are a merchant ticket, for any type of vessel, although the MED 2 and 3 don't hold much chop...

The Y tickets are for Yachts only, hence the Y... Having a Y engineering ticket won't do you much good when you come home to Aussie to settle down, unless you are still working on yachts...

in saying that, if you turn up in the MED (Europe) with an Aussie MED ticket they won't generally know what it is and won't even interview you...

sometimes you just have to have both... but their are some Australian flagged smaller yachts that require a MED 2 etc on the east coast of Australia for example...

tough decision... which one do you get and where do you want to work...



Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 9:54 AM
Joined: 27/07/2015
Posts: 3

I want to head over for the Med or the Caribean season when i have the opporunity to, Though at the moment, i'll be searching for a vessel in the Sydney region to start off my yachting career. Thanks for your reply.
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:47 PM
Joined: 15/02/2011
Posts: 18

The Med 1 2 3 are now AMSA tickets,AMSA is the Australian equivalent of the MCA, AMSA would be a good place to look for advice.

There is now a move toward small ship engineering tickets which will be commercially recognised.

There a still many private yachts where you will not need a ticket but the salaries offered are not good.

You  will be required to do the basic STCW safety courses.