MAR 20321 Certificate II in Maritime Operations
(Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

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Thanks to Maritime Training School being an official Smart and Skilled Funding accredited body, FEE FREE TRAINING for this course (and other commercial courses) is now available to eligible students.

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Course dates available are listed below:

Face to Face Courses 2024
SYDNEY- Mosman
January 29th to February 9th
April 8th to April 19th
July 29th to 9th August

February 26th to 8th March

May 13th to May 24th

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Delivery Structure

Students must be at least 16 years of age to be able to participate in this course.

This Coxswain course is delivered in 2 ways:

 Blended Course Delivery – Online Plus 4 days Practical

Face to Face Course Delivery – 10 Days Class Room and Practical

Blended 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 through out the course.

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

Face to Face Course Delivery Detail

10 days Monday to Friday class room 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 class room 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.

Students will receive

A Dedicated Trainer

All the learning resources necessary to complete the course

Sea Survival Practical

First Aid

Firefighting Practical


Copy of the Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition 2015

Marine Radio

AMPA Finalisation

Coxswain Course Cost




AMPA (If Coming from another RTO or training institution)

AMPA Application Fee


First Aid HLTAID011


Marine Radio Short Range (SROCP)


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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

Payment plans are available upon request Please ask one of friendly staff if you would like this option.

Duties authorised by certificate the holder of this certificate can:

Sea Service – Coxswain Grade 1 (NC)

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

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:

Restricted to Daylight Hours

A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours:

Restricted to Sheltered Waters

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


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:

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

Final Assessment

Students are required to undertake a final assessment conducted by Maritime Training Schools AMPA approved assessor before being issued an interim certificate of competency which will allow them to operate immediately. The students application for a certificate of competency (AMSA form 426) upon course and AMPA completion will then be forwarded to AMSA for final approval. Upon AMSA approval, the student will be provided with the official 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.

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 771); or any of the following

Medical Fitness including Eye Sight Test AMSA Form

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

HLTAID011 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

HTAID011    – Provide First Aid

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

MARC037     – Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARC038     – Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

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

MARF028      – Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires onboard a vessel

MARF029      – Meet work health and safety requirements

MARF030     – Survive at sea using survival craft

MARH013     –Plan and navigate a passage for 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

MARK007          –       Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN008         –       Apply seamanship skills aboard 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