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.
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
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate II level
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
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.
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
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Our graduates go onto roles like: Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal, mastering up to a 12m vessel and ship's master.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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