AMSA Coxswain 3

Coxswain 3 is for limited maritime operations that undertake low complexity duties with operators having the following restrictions:

  • marina operations and a mooring areas in sight of the marina;
  • inland waters;
  • any waters in a tender or auxiliary that are within 1nm from a parent vessel and in sight of and in communication with the parent vessel;
  • any other waters approved by the National Regulator.
  • places and kinds of water in Point 3 above;
  • smooth waters, including inland waters;
  • any waters within 1nm from each point of departure and within 1nm of the coast
  • any waters of an aquaculture lease approved by a State or Territory authority, and any approved waters used for the daily transit to and from the aquaculture lease for operation under this exemption;
  • any waters within 250 metres of a structure fixed to the shore
  • sheltered waters within 2nm from the coast.

AMSA Coxswain 3 Course

Maritime Training School Coxswain 3 can be conducted in 3 ways. 

 – Options 1 and 2 course delivery includes the 3 units that form part of the MAR20321 – Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) national accreditation. 

 – Option 3 course delivery is a half to 1 day course (depending on your experience) that does not include any accredited units of competency, however you must have a boat licence and 1 qualifying day sea time.  This Coxswain 3 would be invalid for a Coxswain 1 upgrade in the future. 


Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres


Handle a vessel up to 12 metres


Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

AMSA Coxswain 3 course is aimed at people:

Who wish to acquire some of the required skills and knowledge to work as a Coxswain;

Who have a passion for driving boats and transporting goods on the waterfront or coast; or

Who want to operate as a Coxswain in a limited capacity.

Limitations for AMSA Coxswain 3

  • any waters that are waterski areas approved by a State or Territory authority, with or without passengers; and
  • the vessel has propulsion power, for inboard and outboard engine, <500kW

AMSA Coxswain 3 Course Delivery

This course will be delivered via three options:

  • Blended learning – online resources and assignments followed by a 1-day practical training and assessment.
  • Face to Face 3-day course which includes practical training and assessment.
  • Face to face 1/2 to 1 day course includes practical. (must already have a boat licence)

The practical training and face to face course can be held at your business location that must be 9B compliant or at our selected training halls


  • Documentation will be required to be completed by the student prior to accreditation such as a medical, an eyesight test and AMSA application form AMSA Website.
  • HLTAID011 ‘Provide first aid’ is required if carrying passengers

Cost Of This Course

Option 1: Theory Online Plus Practical Learning – includes  UOC MARI003, MARK007, MARN008



Option 2: Face To Face 3-Day Course  – includes UOC MARI003, MARK007, MARN008

  • $1200pp.

Option 3:  Boat licence  (already acquired) + Face To Face 1/2 Day  Includes Practical AMSA 1882. and 1 day Qualifying Sea time

  • $550pp
First Aid

If you are carrying passengers a First Aid Certificate is required. This can be done with Maritime Training School and added to your course delivery.

  • $150pp

Course Booking Link And Enrolment For Online Training Package
You can enrol and book online by clicking on the below link:

Face To Face Course Bookings Call (02) 9736 3655

Payment Options

Payments accepted are: credit card VISA or Mastercard,  cash or by electronic funds transfer to:

Maritime Training School

BSB: 012 445

Acc: 305110809

Ref: Invoice Number and your name

Additional Information

Some additional information relating to the AMSA Coxswain 3 course can be found at the links below.