Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)
National Course Code: MAR10418
The nationally accredited Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain GD2 Near Coastal) will steer you toward certification as a Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal through Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Be prepared for ships master role with this hands-on course.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:
- Survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
- Fight fires on board a vessel
- Nautical terminology
- Practical seamanship skills and command a vessel up to 12 meters
- Operate inboard and outboard motors
- Environmental work practices to protect our waters
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop your natural abilities and talents to get ahead in a maritime career, including:
- Collaboration and communication skills
- Mechanical aptitude
- Adventurous spirit
- Strong swimming ability
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised Certificate I qualification
- Eligibility to apply for your AMSA - Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal certification
This course, coupled with your AMSA certification, qualifies you to work in the maritime industry as a ships master or small vessel master, on vessels up to 12 meters.
GROW YOUR CAREER
Continue your career commanding vessels with these further study options:
- Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 near Coastal)
- Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 meters Near Coastal)
The Maritime Industry Reference Committee Skills Forecast states that 75% of maritime employers are experiencing a skills shortage. Domestic commercial vessel occupations including deckhands, marine engine drivers, and small vessel masters are in greatest demand.
Forecasts show that the industry needs 11.6% additional seafarers in seagoing roles and 17.7% additional ex-seafarers to work ashore.
Sorry, this course is not currently open for enrolments.
People who are successful in this industry are:
- Excited to command a vessel with coastal maritime
- Resilient enough to face the challenges of life on the sea
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and to identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:
- Closed book exams - multiple-choice questions
- Oral questions - on a vessel or in a simulated work environment
- Practical assessments - observations against practical activities
- Knowledge assignments - short answer questions that can be completed during the course
The Certificate I Maritime Operations General purpose hand course provides is the entry level qualification to the industry. You will gain the skills to work as a general purpose hand on deck or in the engine room. You do not need any work experience or sea time to enrol.
This Certificate I level course is an entry level qualification to begin commanding vessels. You need to be working in the industry and have verifiable sea time to enrol.
Choose your Certificate II pathway:
Certificate II Coxswain 1 You need to be working in the industry and want to pursue a career path in operations and commanding a vessel. You need complete task books and provide evidence of your previous sea experience.
Certificate II Marine Engine Driver 3 - You will be working in the industry, and want to pursue a career path in engineering. You need complete task books and provide evidence of your previous sea experience.
Continue your pathway with a Certificate III level course:
Certificate III Marine Engine Driver 2 - You will be working in the industry and looking to further your career in engineering. This course involves task books and you will need to provide evidence of your previous sea time.
Certificate III Master 24 You will be working in the industry and looking to furthering your career in operations and commanding a vessel up to 24m. This course involves task books and you will need to provide evidence of your previous sea time.
This course is very practical with much of your learning, and all of your practical assessments, occurring in a range of authentic simulated workplace environments. Some simulated environments are offsite like the Olympic size swimming pool and the firefighting facility.
You will gain hands-on experience commanding a vessel up to 12 metres as well as:
- Survival skills at an Olympic size swimming pool you will learn life jacket techniques, jumping from a height and while swimming, helping others in distress, procedures to follow when an order to abandon vessel is given
- Handling strategies - to guide a survival craft through rough weather and sea conditions
- Fire prevention and minimisation procedures
- Fighting a fire on board a vessel - at a firefighting facility learn to operate fire extinguishers, breathing apparatus, and how to control a crowd
- Seamanship skills identifying and applying the specific knot needed for the task, practicing different types of knots and hitches to effectively tether a boat
No real-world projects are included in this course, however, you will learn in real-world and simulated environments.
TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning in this course, including:
- TAFE NSW campus classrooms
- Olympic sized swimming pool for survival practical and firefighting facilities for situations relating to emergency procedures
- A floating boat (minimum of 5metres) used to practice the skills needed to work as a ships master on a vessel
- Firefighting facility
The Maritime IRC Skills Forecast states that 75% of maritime employers reported experiencing a skills shortage in the industry. Domestic Commercial Vessel occupations including deckhand and small vessel masters are in greatest demand.
Demand for qualified workers is expected to increase across all seafaring classifications at sea and ashore in the next five years to 2024. Forecasts show that 11.6% additional seafarers in seagoing roles and 17.7% additional ex-seafarers to work ashore will be needed.
Cutting-edge technologies are sweeping through the maritime industry with the aim of improving operational efficiency and crew safety. New software systems integrate with existing ship control systems and onboard systems are increasingly digitalised.
These emerging technologies will have a significant impact on the maritime industry. TAFE NSW training will includes new skills and competencies to meet these challenges.