As the previous writers have said - it depends on which state you are going into. That said, you can get recognition for your qualifications in one state and they will recognise that in the other states.
If you are coming to Western Australia, we can help you out with all the paperwork etc and give you an interim certificate. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure dont do it, they get us to do it (us being Perth Boat School - www.perthboatschool.com.au
). For more info look at their website. www.dpi.wa.gov.au
Perth Boat School