Course Start Date
6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) equips you with the skills to operate vessels up to 12m. This hands-on course will have you ready to start your new career running catamaran tourist trips, fishing charters or off-shore vessels.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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 on board a vessel
- Operate inboard and outboard motors
- Operate a vessel up to 12 metres
- Contribute to environmental work practices
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Collaboration and communication skills
- Adventurous and resilient spirit
- Strong swimming ability
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- 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
- Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal
- Mastering up to a 12m vessel
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)
- Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)
- Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500GT)
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a face to face part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete some Saturdays throughout the course for practicals assessments.
You may also be required to complete approximately 1 hour of additional private study each week outside of class hours.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency to command and operate the engines of a vessel:
The Vessel should be less than 12 m in length with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or less than 500 kW for an inboard engine that is in inshore waters or designated waters or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. There are some Saturdays throughout the course required for practicals assessments. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Australian Boating Manual, 5th Edition by Captain Dick Gandy - This textbook may be required to complete the course - $89.95
- Parallel Rule 45 cm (Capt. Fields Pattern) - This equipment is required to complete the course - $64.95
- Dividers 20cm - This equipment is required to complete the course - $44.95
- Pencil Compass - This equipment is required to complete the course - $10.00
- One Admiralty Chart AUS 252-2001 version or later - This equipment is required to complete the course - $35.00
- Chart BA 5011 (this is a book on chart symbols) - $34.95
- Paper Charts - $59.95
- 2B Pencils, erasers, sharpener and calculator
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|MARF027||Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment|
|MARN008||Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres|
|MARI003||Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres|
|MARJ006||Follow environmental work practices|
|MARF028||Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel|
|MARK007||Handle a vessel up to 12 metres|
|MARF029||Meet work health and safety requirements|
|MARC037||Operate inboard and outboard motors|
|MARC038||Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems|
|MARB027||Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems|
|MARH013||Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|MARF030||Survive at sea using survival craft|
As a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal in the maritime industry.
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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