MTS conducts training for the Coxswain, MED and Master courses!
Maritime Training School now has an online learning platform for students looking to complete their qualification courses. Students will be enrolled and provided a login to their extensive learning environment. Students will be able to complete all assignments online using the vast array of resources. Once the majority have been completed, students attend a practical day with our CEO and Head Trainer, John Koutsouras, in Sydney. When you have completed all the requirements and will be issued an interim certificate and transcript.
Interested in more information? Contact our friendly staff at Maritime Training School on (02) 9736 3655 or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll provide you everything you need to make an informed decision.
The Difference Between the Coxswain Courses – Grade 1 & 2
Both courses focus on developing the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a Coxswain onboard commercial vessels up to 12 metres.
A Coxswain Grade 1 can operate a commercial vessel:
A Coxswain Grade 2 can operate a commercial vessel:
Got the Skills? Get Recognition of Prior Learning!
If you believe you have already attained the necessary skills and competencies (by work, study or by life experience) in any of the units of competency within this course or all the units of this qualification, you are welcome to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This will reduce your study time!
Coxswain 1 Course Information
Once students have successfully completed one of the Coxswain courses available, they will need to provide evidence of sea service and complete the AMPA (AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment). The amount of sea service varies depending on whether a task book is completed or not. For example, if you complete the task book, you are only required to prove 30 days of experience. If a task book is not completed, then 240 days evidence of sea service is required. Recreational and commercial time is acceptable for sea service requirements. An appropriate radio certificate of proficiency and an AMSA approved first aid certificate is also required as part of the application to AMSA for final certification.
Units in the Coxswain 1 Course
HTAID003 Provide First Aid
|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|
Coxswain Grade 2 Course Information
Once students have successfully completed the course, they will need to provide evidence of sea service and complete the AMPA. The amount of sea service varies depending on whether a task book is completed or not. For example, if you complete the task book, you are only required to prove 7 days of experience (approx 52.5 hrs). If a task book is not completed, then 60 days evidence of sea service is required. Recreational and commercial time is acceptable for sea service time.
Units in the Coxswain 2 Course
|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|
|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|
What Else Do You Need to Know About the Coxswain Courses?
Review the AMSA718 Guidance Notes for Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal here: AMSA718 Guidance Notes
Review the AMSA717 Guidance Notes for Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal here: AMSA717 Guidance Notes
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Frequently Asked Questions – Coxswain Courses:
1. Why are there differences in the costs between providers?
It sometimes reflects the amount of time you will get with your trainer.
2. I have been in the industry for a long time; do I still have to do the course?
If you have experience in the industry we ask you to prepare a RPL application which could lead to time and cost savings!
3. What if I cannot afford the course right now?
No problem, give our friendly staff a call and we can work out a plan for you.
Contact Maritime Training School to Get More Information and to Book Your Next Coxswain Courses!
Phone: 1800 144 296
Maritime Training School is a registered training organisation (No. 91487) and approved by AMSA to deliver and assess the MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) qualification and MAR10413 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal).