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

Delivery Structure

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

This Coxswain 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 through out the course.

Students will receive

A Dedicated Trainer

All the learning resources necessary to complete the course

Sea Survival Practical

First Aid Practical (Optional)

Firefighting Practical

Copy of the Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition 2015

Marine Radio (Optional)

AMPA Finalisation

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.

Coxswain Course Cost




AMPA (If coming from another RTO or training institution)


AMPA Application Fee


First Aid HLTAID011 (Optional)


First Aid HLTAID009 CPR Only (Optional)


Marine Radio Short Range (SROCP Optional)


Please enquire by emailing to:
OR calling (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

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

Duties Authorised by the Certificate

The holder of this certificate can:

Sea Service – Coxswain Grade 2 (NC)

Sea service required for a Coxswain Grade 2 NC. The applicant must have at least:

Possible Restriction – Coxswain Grade 2 (NC)

Restricted to daylight hours

 A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours:

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:

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:

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

Final 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.

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 534). 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.

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.

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


Justice of the Peace

Legal Practitioner


Medical Practitioners



Police Officer

Post Office Manager

Sheriff or Sheriff’s Officer


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:

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

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