National code: MAR20321

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

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Overview About this course

Get out of the classroom and onto the seas as you become qualified in Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal. This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills and experience to confidently perform as a ship’s master, operating vessels up to 12 metres.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

  • Fight fires on board a vessel

  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires onboard a vessel

  • Operate inboard and outboard motors

  • Operate a vessel up to 12 metres

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Command a vessel up to 12 metres

  • Fight a fire onboard a vessel

  • Water survival skills

  • Eligibility to apply for the Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal certificate through AMSA

  • A strong study pathway to go on to higher-level maritime qualifications

  • First Aid Certificate

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Completed a Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

  • The ability to swim 50 metres and stay afloat for 5 minutes without a life jacket and in work attire

  • The ability to handle rough seas without getting seasick

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal, Mastering up to a 12m vessel and Ship's master

Licensing

The maritime industry is regulated by the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA). AMSA sets specific requirements for each maritime qualification to ensure you are ready to join the industry. Once you graduate from your TAFE NSW course, you will be assessed against the relevant requirements through an AMSA examination process. Graduating from this course only meets part of the AMSA exam criteria. You will need to meet other requirements through your professional sea service and medical status. Visit the AMSA website for more information.

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

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The Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 13 core and 0 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems MARC038

  • Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems MARB027

  • Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres MARH013

  • Follow environmental work practices MARJ006

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TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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