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Coxswain Grade 1 Near Costal

Delivery Structure

This course is delivered in a blended format.ie partly completed at home in your own time and partly completed on our training vessel.

Once you have completed the enrolment application form and paid the prescribed fee you will be given a user name and password that will provide the gateway to your  on line learning resources.

Each unit will have an assignment to complete along with the required student information in an easy to read format. Once the assignment is complete you simply upload it into the website for marking by our specialist trainers.

Each unit also has a practical component, these components are clustered together and will be all done on the practical assessment days. You will be given plenty of notice of the practical days once you commence your studies.

Course Cost

$3300.00 (this includes all training materials and practical sessions)

  1. Students must be 16 years old or more to participate in this course

Duties authorised by certificate the holder of this certificate can:

 (a) Command and operate a vessel <12 m long in inshore waters, carrying passengers and with propulsion power;

  • for an inboard engine – < 500 kW; or
  • for an outboard engine – unlimited; and

(b) Under the same propulsion power limits, command and operate vessel <12m long:

  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel – within 3 nm of

a parent vessel in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ);

  • within waters designated for a specific purpose by a state or territory authority which permits holders of this certificate to operate (subject to any conditions that it may impose).

Sea Service – Coxswain Grade 1 (NC)

 While working in a deck or deck and engineering capacity The applicant must have at least:

  • 30 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels ≥5 m long, and a completed approved task book; or
  • 240 days’ qualifying sea service on vessels ≥5 m long which all may be accrued on recreational vessels, without a task book.

The following form of sea service will be recognised as equivalent to the above sea service requirements if all other prerequisites for a Coxswain Grade 1 NC certificate of competency are met: • sea service on a commercial vessel ≥4.5m long while operating beyond sheltered waters within 5nm from the point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.


Possible Restrictions – Coxswain Grade 1(NC)

A certificate will be restricted to inboard propulsion power <100 kW (or unlimited outboard power) if the person:

  • completes only the entry level motor engineering unit of the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd – Maritime Training Package.


Restricted to daylight hours

A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours:

  • if the person is colour vision deficient.

Restricted to sheltered waters

If at least half of sea service required is not seaward of sheltered waters. A certificate will be restricted to:

  • command and operate the engines of a vessel only in sheltered waters or within 5 nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.

Endorsement – Coxswain Grade 1 NC Near Coastal Certificates of Competency issued prior to 1 July 2013 The holder of an existing certificate of competency issued by a state or territory marine safety agency prior to 1 July 2013 may apply to the National Regulator for the following endorsements provided the conditions are met. A current Coxswain Grade 1 NC (or equivalent existing state or territory certificate) can be endorsed to command a vessel on restricted offshore operations if the holder satisfies the following conditions:

  • The old certificate must have had the same endorsement.

Qualifying Sea Service and Task Books Sea Service will be assessed using the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D, Crew Competencies. Please note that the applicant must accrue at least half of the qualifying sea service required for the certificate in the 5 years before the application. For further information on this document and access to additional information on qualifying sea service and task books please refer to the AMSA website www.amsa.gov.au

Final assessment

Students are required to undertake a final assessment conducted by a National Regulator approved assessor before being issued a certificate of competency. Candidates who successfully complete all requirements for an NSCV Part D certificate of competency including the final assessment may request a temporary service permit in the form of a letter to allow them to operate immediately. The criteria and competencies covered in a final assessment are included in the relevant tables of the ‘Skills and Knowledge required for NSCV Certificates of Competency Part D Crew Competencies’ document, which can be found on the AMSA website.

Eligibility Criteria – Coxswain Grade 1 NC

Be at least 16 years when the certificate is issued;

Provide evidence of sea service accrual in the form of: An application for a Qualifying Sea Service Assessment (AMSA form 560); or any of the following

  • A declaration in a form acceptable to the National Regulator;
  • An approved sea service log book or task book;
  • A letter, from the operator, owner, master or chief engineer of a vessel detailing the applicant’s sea service

Self-Declaration of Medical Fitness; (AMSA form 558);

Eyesight Test Certificate Application (AMSA form 542);

Certificate 2 – Coxswain Grade 1 issued by an AMSA approved training organisation;

HLTAID003 unit of competency Provide first aid or another certificate that the National Regulator considers equivalent;

Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency (MROVCP) issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, or higher qualification, or an equivalent qualification approved by the National Regulator;

Pay fee/s.

You also will be asked to provide an application for a certificate of competency, proof of identity and two passport-style photographs taken in the previous six months.

Units in the Coxswain 1 Course

MARC005 Operate inboard and outboard motors
MARF001 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF004 Meet work health and safety requirements
MARI001 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
MARJ001 Follow environmental work practices
MARK001 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
MARN002 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
MARF005 Survive at sea using survival craft
MARB002 Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion and auxiliary systems
MARC006 Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARH001 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

Silver Spirit Cruises Pty Ltd T/As Maritime Training School

Registered Training Organisation 91487

d’Albora Marina, 138 Cabarita Rd, Cabarita NSW 2137

Ph. 02 9736 3655   Fax. 02 9736 3433

Mob. 0422 065 619