Coxswain Courses | Coxswain Ticket

Coxswain Course | Coxswain Ticket Australia

Maritime Training School has stood at the forefront of Coxswain training in Australia for over 20 years. We offer accredited coxswain courses and coxswain tickets designed to equip maritime professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their careers, and our commitment to excellence and safety has made us the trusted choice for those seeking Coxswain certification in Australia for decades.

FEE FREE TRAINING 

AVAILABLE!

Yes, you read that right! Thanks to Maritime Training School being chosen by the NSW Government as an official ‘Smart and Skilled Funding’ body, we can now offer FEE FREE TRAINING on Coxswain courses (and other selected commercial courses) to eligible applicants. And honestly, who doesn’t love FREE!

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(Places are strictly limited, and conditions apply, so bookings are essential) Students must be at least 16 years of age to be able to participate in this course.
Up and coming courses 2024 – COXSWAIN I :
Sydney – Mosman:
29th January to 9th February
8th April to 19th April
29th July to 9th August
Newcastle – Stockton: 26th February to 8th March
Mid North Coast – Coffs Harbour: 13th May to 24th May

What is a Coxswain?

Before getting into the nitty gritty of the Coxswain 1, 2 and 3 courses we offer, we thought it would be beneficial for us to walk you through exactly what a Coxswain is, and what is expected of a Coxswain once you have completed one or more of our government accredited coxswain courses.

So, what is a Coxswain exactly? Well, we’re glad you asked! A Coxswain is a term primarily used in the maritime industry to refer to someone who is responsible for the safe operation and navigation of a vessel. The role of a coxswain is crucial in ensuring the well-being of both the crew and the vessel itself.

Below are some key responsibilities and attributes of a coxswain in Australia.

Vessel Operation

Coxswains are trained and experienced in operating various types of vessels, from small boats to larger ships. They are responsible for manoeuvring the vessel, ensuring it follows the intended course, and handling it in different weather and sea conditions.

Vessel Navigation

Coxswains are skilled navigators who use a plethora of tools including charts, maps, and navigational instruments to determine the vessel’s position, plan routes, and avoid hazards such as rocks, reefs, and of course, other vessels. They also calculate courses and make course adjustments as needed.

Vessel Safety

Maritime safety is a top priority for coxswains. They are responsible for the safety of the crew and passengers on board the vessel. This includes implementing safety procedures, conducting safety drills, and responding to emergencies such as fires, collisions, or medical incidents.

Maritime Communication

Coxswains play a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining clear and efficient communication within the crew of the vessel. This is essential for ensuring that all crew members understand their roles, follow safety protocols, and coordinate their activities effectively.

Crew Briefings

Coxswains often conduct pre-voyage briefings to inform the crew about the day’s tasks, safety procedures, and any special instructions. These briefings ensure that everyone is on the same page and aware of their responsibilities.

Emergency Drills

Regular drills and exercises are essential for preparing the crew for emergencies. Coxswains lead these drills, instructing the crew on how to respond to various scenarios, such as man-overboard situations, fires, abandon-ship procedures, and more.

Crew Task Assignments

During operations, Coxswains assign specific tasks to crew members based on their skills and expertise. Effective communication is crucial in conveying these assignments clearly and ensuring that everyone knows what is expected of them.

Communication with Other Vessels

In the open waters, Coxswains must communicate with other vessels to avoid collisions, navigate safely through busy waterways, and exchange relevant information. This communication is facilitated through various means including (but not limited to):

VHF Radios

Very High Frequency (VHF) radios are commonly used for ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication. Coxswains use VHF radios to broadcast their vessel's identity, location, intentions, and requests for navigation adjustments. They also monitor VHF channels for incoming messages and navigational warnings from other vessels or maritime authorities

Sound Signals

In some situations, coxswains may use sound signals, such as horns or whistles, to communicate with nearby vessels, especially in areas of limited visibility or when maneuvering in close quarters

AIS

Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a system that automatically transmits and receives information about a vessel's identity, position, speed, and course. Coxswains use AIS to track the movements of nearby vessels and to broadcast their own vessel's data, enhancing situational awareness and collision avoidance

Communication with Shore-Based Authorities

Coxswains are also responsible for maintaining communication with shore-based authorities and organizations. This communication is vital for ensuring the vessel’s compliance with regulations, obtaining necessary clearances, and reporting any incidents or emergencies. Key aspects include:

Port Authorities

When entering or departing a port, coxswains may need to communicate with port authorities to request clearance, provide cargo manifests, and receive instructions regarding docking or anchoring procedures

Search and Rescue Coordination

In the event of an emergency or distress situation, coxswains contact shore-based search and rescue authorities to coordinate rescue efforts and request assistance. Accurate and timely communication is critical in such situations

Weather and Navigation Updates

Coxswains receive weather updates and navigational information from shore-based sources, which help them make informed decisions about voyage planning, route adjustments, and safety precautions

Maritime Regulatory Compliance

Coxswains must be knowledgeable about maritime regulations and laws specific to their region. They must ensure that their vessel complies with all relevant regulations, including equipment requirements, documentation, and safety standards.  In many cases, coxswains are in a leadership position, especially on smaller vessels, and as such they are responsible for managing the crew, assigning duties, and ensuring that everyone works together efficiently.

Dealing with Emergencies

Coxswains are trained to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies that may occur at sea, such as medical emergencies, vessel damage, or distress calls from other vessels. They coordinate rescue operations and ensure the safety of all involved. Coxswains may also have a role in basic maintenance and upkeep of the vessel, including engine maintenance, minor repairs, and regular inspections to ensure the vessel is in good working condition. Though naturally in larger vessels, with a broader contingent of crew, this role is handled by other members of the crew rather than the coxswain themselves.
It’s important to note that the specific responsibilities of a coxswain can vary depending on the type and size of the vessel, as well as the jurisdiction and regulations governing maritime operations in a particular area. In Australia, coxswains are required to undergo training and certification to demonstrate their competence in these areas, and they may hold different levels of Coxswain Tickets, which reflect their level of training and experience.

Advanced Seamanship

Take navigation to the next level by delving into advanced techniques. Master celestial navigation, enabling you to determine your vessel's position using the sun, moon, and stars. Dive deep into electronic chart plotting, GPS systems, and advanced route planning. Develop the skills to navigate through complex and challenging waters with confidence.

Marine Engineering

Understanding the mechanics of vessels is crucial for a Coxswain. In this course, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of marine engineering. Explore topics such as engine maintenance, troubleshooting, and propulsion systems. Learn to diagnose and rectify common engine issues, ensuring your vessel's reliability and performance.

Vessel Handling

Vessel handling becomes more intricate at this stage. Refine your skills in handling vessels, including mastering complex manoeuvres, towing operations, and advanced anchoring techniques. Whether you're dealing with larger vessels or navigating tight spaces, you'll develop the finesse and expertise needed to navigate any situation.

Leadership and Crew Management

As you progress in your maritime career, leadership becomes essential. This course equips you with the skills to lead and manage a crew effectively. Explore team dynamics, communication strategies, and conflict resolution techniques. Ensure the smooth operation of your vessel by fostering a cohesive and efficient crew environment.

Coxswain 1 Course | Coxswain 1 Ticket

The Coxswain 1 Course serves as the foundational steppingstone for maritime enthusiasts and aspiring professionals alike. In this comprehensive coxswain 1 course, you will be trained in the following critical areas (see below).

Blended Coxswain 1 Course Delivery Detail

Blended format i.e partly completed at home in your own time using an online training package and partly completed on our training vessels.

Once you have completed the online enrolment and paid the prescribed fee you will be able to register with a username and password that will provide the gateway to your online learning resources. These resources are available to you even after course completion for an unlimited time for your future reference.

The online training package has assignments and assessments where resources are provided. There may be some extra research required by you for which you can conduct using the Australian Boating Manual which is also provided to you free of charge upon enrolment.

Each unit also has a practical component, these components are conducted as part of the AMPA (AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment) requirements which will be covered throughout the course.

The total amount of practical days will be 4 days including AMPA. The AMSA application and finalisation and will be scheduled accordingly.

Students will receive

A Dedicated Trainer

Marine Radio Licence course

Sea Survival Practical

First Aid course

Firefighting Virtual Reality Practical

AMPA Finalisation

All the learning resources necessary to complete the course

Copy of the Australian Boating Manual

Face to Face Course Delivery Detail

10 days Monday to Friday classroom learning and practical. Assignments and resource material is emailed via a zip file. Bring your own PC or bring printed assignments to class to complete. There may be scheduled homework if unable to complete in classroom time.

It is expected that sea time meets AMSA requirements when completing the AMPA, however you have 12 months from the date you have completed the AMPA to acquire the required sea time.
Maritime Training School is not obligated to fulfil your sea time requirements.
Information on Seafarer certification guidance can be found via the AMSA information page via the link below: Please refer to this for your sea service queries.

https://www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/seafarer-certification-guidance-documents

Units in MAR20321 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 NC

MARC037 – Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARF027 – Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

MARF029 – Meet work health and safety requirements

MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft

MARI003 – Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

MARJ006 – Follow environmental work practices

MARK007 – Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN008 –Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

MARH013      –      Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

MARB027     –       Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

MARC038     –      Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

HLTAID011     –    Provide first aid  

 

 

 

Please enquire by emailing at: info@maritimetrainingschool.com.au
OR calling at: 02 9736 3655

Coxswain 2 Course | Coxswain 2 Ticket

The Coxswain 2 Near Coastal ticket is a lower level qualification than a Coxswain 1 and has limitation in comparison. This ticket allows people to work in the maritime industry and command a commercial marine vessel with the following conditions:

 – Up to 12m in length

 – With propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 100KW for an inboard engine

Can operate in sheltered waters or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EZZ) or within 5nautical miles from the point of departure, shore or aquaculture lease.

MAR10418 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Blended Coxswain 2 Course Delivery Detail

Students must be 16 years old or more to participate in this Coxswain course,

The Coxswain 2 course is delivered in a blended format i.e. partly completed at home in your own time using an online training package and partly completed on our training vessels.

Once you have completed the online enrolment and paid the prescribed fee you will be able to register with a username and password that will provide the gateway to your online learning resources. These resources are available to you even after course completion for an unlimited time for your future reference.

The online training package has assignments and assessments where resources are provided. There may be some extra research required by you for which you can conduct using the Australian Boating Manual which is also provided to you free of charge upon enrolment.

Each unit also has a practical component, these components are conducted as part of the AMPA (AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment) requirements which will be covered throughout the course.

Face to Face Course Delivery Detail

5 days Monday to Friday or the days that fit in with the Coxswain Grade 1 NC face to face class. This includes classroom /  practical learning and assessment Assignments and resource material is emailed. Bring your own PC or bring printed assignments to class to complete. There may be scheduled homework if unable to complete in classroom time.  

Students will receive

A Dedicated Trainer

Sea Survival Practical

First Aid Practical (Optional)

Firefighting Practical

Marine Radio (Optional)

AMPA Finalisation

All the learning resources necessary to complete the course

Copy of the Australian Boating Manual

The total amount of practical days will be 3 including AMPA and will be scheduled accordingly.
Information on Seafarer certification guidance documents can be found via the link below. Please refer to this site for your sea service queries.

Sea Service – Coxswain Grade 2 (NC)

Sea service required for a Coxswain Grade 2 NC. The applicant must have at least:
  • 10 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels, and a completed approved task book; or
  • 50 days qualifying sea service on commercial or recreational vessels. Note: applicants completing task books must have them signed off by a qualified supervisor; this includes any tasks completed on a recreational vessel

Possible Restriction – Coxswain Grade 2 (NC)

Restricted to daylight hours. A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours:
  • if the person is colour vision deficient.

Endorsement – Coxswain Grade 2 (NC)

A Coxswain Grade 2 NC can be endorsed to command a vessel with inboard propulsion power <500 kW if the person:
  • completes the Certificate II, Coxswain Grade 1 NC engineering units of the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd maritime training package.
Note: the engineering tasks in the task book must be completed to be considered for the task book option for qualifying sea service.

Command a Passenger Carrying Vessel

A Coxswain Grade 2 NC can be endorsed to carry passengers while in command of a domestic commercial vessel within the limits of a Coxswain Grade 2 if the person:
  • Holds a certificate for the HLTAID011 unit of competency Provide first aid or another certificate that the National Regulator considers equivalent; and
  • Completes 10 days’ qualifying sea service on commercial vessels ≥5 m long while working in a deck, or deck and engineering, capacity on board, and a completed approved task book; or
  • 50 days’ which all may be accrued on recreational vessels.
Note: Unless your certificate is endorsed to carry passengers, you cannot command a vessel carrying passengers.

Qualifying Sea Service and Task Books

Sea Service will be assessed using the National Standard for Commercial Vessels PartD, 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 Coxswain 2 Assessment

Candidates are required to undertake a final assessment conducted by an AMSA approved RTO 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 will be provided with an interim Certificate of Competency. 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.

Please enquire by emailing at: info@maritimetrainingschool.com.au
OR calling at: 02 9736 3655

Application for Certificate of Competency

If lodging an application in person:

The applicant must complete and provide the information required by the Application for a Certificate of Competency (AMSA form). Completing this form and providing the information required will help the applicant demonstrate he or she meets the eligibility criteria for the issue of the Certificate of Competency.

  • 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); 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);
  • Eyesight Test Certificate Application (AMSA form);
  • Certificate 1 – Coxswain Grade 2 issued by an AMSA approved training organization;
  • 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.

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); 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

Certificate of Medical Fitness AMSA form

Eyesight Test Certificate Application (AMSA form);

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

Pay fee/s.

Certified Copies

A certified copy is a copy of an original document (not a copy of a copy) that has been certified as a true and correct copy by a person who is authorised to witness a statutory declaration (see list below).

Certified copies can be obtained by presenting the original document together with a photocopy of that document to an authorised person for them to sight and certify.

Persons who are authorised to witness statutory declarations (under the Commonwealth Statutory Declarations Act 1959) include:

Accountant (Chartered or Certified)

Clerk of a Court

Commissioner for Affidavits

Commissioner for Declarations

Dentist

Justice of the Peace

Legal Practitioner

Magistrate

Medical Practitioners

Nurse

Pharmacists

Police Officer

Post Office Manager

Sheriff or Sheriff’s Officer

Teacher

Veterinary Surgeon

For a full list of persons authorised to witness statutory declarations under the Commonwealth Statutory Declarations Act (1959), see Statutory Declarations Regulations 1992, Schedule 2, a copy of which is available at the following url: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2006C00248)

Units in the Coxswain Grade 2 Course MAR10418

MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARF027Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements

MARI003 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

MARJ006 Follow environmental work practices

MARK007 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN008 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Please enquire by emailing at: info@maritimetrainingschool.com.au
OR calling at: 02 9736 3655

Coxswain 3 Course | Coxswain Ticket

The Coxswain 3 Course represents the pinnacle of Coxswain training, preparing you for advanced leadership roles within the maritime industry. Here’s an in-depth look at what this course encompasses:

Advanced Seamanship

your journey to becoming a proficient Coxswain culminates in advanced seamanship. You'll gain expertise in handling larger vessels, mastering intricate maritime maneuvers, and navigating challenging conditions. This includes advanced techniques for berthing, anchoring, and managing vessels of various sizes.

Navigation and Voyage Planning

take on the role of a master navigator with advanced skills in voyage planning. Learn to create comprehensive passage plans, factoring in weather analysis, route optimization, and contingency planning. Gain the ability to chart courses through intricate and demanding waters, ensuring the safety and efficiency of your voyages.

Marine Regulations and Compliance

the Coxswain 3 Course equips you with an in-depth understanding of complex maritime regulations and industry compliance. You'll navigate the legal intricacies of the profession, ensuring your operations align with the latest regulations. Stay informed about changes in legislation, safety standards, and best practices to maintain the highest level of compliance.

Emergency Response Leadership

as a Coxswain, you bear the responsibility of leading and managing emergency responses on board. This course hones your leadership skills in high-stress situations. You'll learn to coordinate responses to emergencies, ensuring the safety and well-being of your crew and vessel. Develop the ability to make critical decisions swiftly and effectively, mitigating risks and preserving lives.

AMSA Coxswain 3 Course Information

Coxswain 3 is for limited maritime operations that undertake low complexity duties with operators having the following restrictions:
  • Operate during daylight hours only
Command a vessel <12m long and operate propulsion power for an inboard engine <100kW or outboard engine <250kW
  • Carry passengers only in the following places and areas:
  • 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.
Without carrying passengers only in the following places or areas:
  • 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.

MARI003 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
MARK007Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
MARN008 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Who Benefits from the AMSA Coxswain 3 Course Ticket?

  • who wish to acqure 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
  • who want to operate as a coxswain in a limited capacity

Limitations for AMSA Coxswain 3

Tow persons only in the following area and situation:
  • 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)

Coxswain 3 Course Considerations

  • 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

Face To Face Course Bookings Call 02 9736 3655

Qualifying Sea Service and Task Books

Sea Service will be assessed using the National Standard for Commercial Vessels PartD,

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

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.

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.

Silver Spirit Cruises Pty Ltd T/As Maritime Training School

Registered Training Organisation 91487
d’Albora Marina, 138 Cabarita Rd, Cabarita NSW 2137
Ph. 0429 431 587 | Fax. 02 9736 3433 | Mob. 0422 065 619
https://maritimetrainingschool.com.au