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Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (STCW Regulation III/4) in the Philippines

Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (STCW Regulation III/4) is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in performing engine room housekeeping and maintaining correct water level and steam pressure (for keeping boiler watch) on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more.

Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this course include:

  • Launching survival craft and rescue boats / lifeboats
  • Preventing and fight fire
  • Performing survival techniques during ship abandonment
  • Performing first aid treatment on board
  • Protecting marine environment
  • Complying with emergency procedures
  • Conducting shipboard security checks
  • Assisting in performing engineering and port watchkeeping duties
  • Performing engine room housekeeping
  • Maintaining correct water levels and steam pressures (For keeping boiler watch)

Course Duration

Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (STCW Regulation III/4) takes a minimum of 84 hours to complete.

Admission Requirements

Common requirements for TESDA courses include:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate authenticated by NSO
  • Copy of High school or College Diploma
  • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records
  • 1×1 Pictures
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character

Requirements, however, may vary depending on the institution you are going to enroll at, so we strongly suggest you get in touch with the school or training center’s official representatives for more accurate and detailed information.


Qualified graduates of Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (STCW Regulation III/4) can find employment as any of the following:

  • Rating Forming part of an engineering watch

Competency Assessment and Certification

Assessment of an individual’s competence leads to the issuance of a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in the relevant units of competency. For more information about competency assessment and certification, please contact the TESDA office near you.

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