Coxswain Grade 1 NC
Commercial Licenses – Deckhand / Master
The Coxswain applies to people working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency to command and operate the engines of a vessel:
· <12 m in length · with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <500 kW for an inboard engine · that is in inshore waters or designated waters or · as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Licensing/Regulatory Information
This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as a Coxswain Grade 1 NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
AMSA certification will require:
· achieving MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
· a Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency
· sea service consisting of:
· 30 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book;
· 240 days qualifying sea service
· meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and
· assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) conducted on a commercial vessel ≥5.0 m in length.
Elements of Shipboard Safety: To complete the full Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain) qualification students are required to complete the Elements of Shipboard Safety units. Students who have completed Elements of Shipboard Safety in the past 5 years will not have to repeat this course, you will have to provide a copy of your certificate.
The Coxswain (Grade I NC) Certificate of Competency allows a Mariner who wish to command a commercial vessel up to 12 metres in length, operating no more than 15 nautical miles to sea, with a diesel engine capacity of <500 kW (670hp) and may be carrying passengers.
Classroom – 2 weeks + the relevant Sea time
Remote / Flexible – 12 months from enrollment date
Online – 12 months from enrollment date
Classroom sessions – If you enrol in a classroom session this can be completed in a 3 week time frame, we start at 7am and work on Saturdays. Please be assured we do not move any quicker than the group can cope with, so while we have allocated 2 weeks (12 days) it may be completed sooner. You will be required to complete your assignments in the evening and work on Sundays to complete you course work.
Remote / Flexible – If you do not wish to attend classes or you do not have the time to attend you can study remotely. Enrol and pay your course fees you will be issued all the course material via an online portal. This is where you access all your resources, assignments, complete and upload for your assessor to mark and give you feedback. When necessary you will be given direct access to your trainer to assist you through this process. All students will be assessed practically which can be completed at our Brisbane Office, offsite for Corporate Clients or groups of 8 or more, provided all the resources required have been audited and approved.
Online / Virtual Classrooms – After you enrol and pay your course fees you will be issued all the course material via an online portal. This is where you access all your resources, assignments, complete and upload for your assessor to mark and get your feedback. You will need to attend the classes that have been scheduled, the same rules apply as attending a face to face class except this will be conducted via a virtual classroom and online. All students will be assessed practically which can be completed at our Brisbane Office, offsite for Corporate Clients or groups of 8 or more, provided all the resources required have been audited and approved.
Pre – Requisite ( While the following modules are a prerequisite you do not necessarily need to complete prior to enrolling, you will need to have these completed to be issued you full certificate and complete your course)
There are no entry requirements for this course, however to convert this certificate to a Marine Licence you must be 16 years of age when applying and meet all the Pre-Requisite check list as per above.
We have been servicing the maritime sector for the past 20+ years both working in it and training it.
We are the TAFE alternative.