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Coxswain Courses

MTS and QMTS have joined together to present the Coxswain, MED and Master courses!

Maritime Training School has recently partnered with Queensland Marine Training Services to provide an online learning platform for students looking to complete their qualification courses. Students will be enrolled with QMTS and provided a login to their extensive learning environment. Students will be able to complete all assignments online using the vast of array of resources. Once the majority have been completed, students attend a practical day with our CEO and Head Trainer, Chris Lowe, in Sydney. When you have completed all the requirements, QMTS will issue you a certificate and transcript.

Interested in more information? Drop us a line at info@maritimetrainingschool.com.au and we’ll provide you everything you need to make an informed decision.

What’s the difference between Coxswain Grade 1 & 2?

Both courses focus on developing the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a Coxswain on board commercial vessels up to 12 metres.

A Coxswain Grade 1 can operate a commercial vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kW for an inboard engine
  • carry passengers on this vessel
  • operate this vessel:
  • inshore or
  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

A Coxswain Grade 2 can operate a commercial vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 100 kW for an inboard engine
  • that is not carrying passengers
  • operate this vessel:
  • in sheltered waters or
  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
  • within 3 nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.

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 the course, they will need to provide evidence of sea service and sit for an oral examination with AMSA. 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 as also required prior to booking for the oral examination. 

Units in the Coxswain 1 Course

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

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Coxswain Grade 2 Course information

Once students have successfully completed the course, they will need to provide evidence of sea service and sit for an oral examination with AMSA. 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

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

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Looking for AMSA Exemption 38 information? Click here

What else do you need to know?

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

Have you heard of the Exemption 38? You might only need this short, self-study course. Click here for more information

 

Frequently Asked Coxswain Course Questions:

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!

Phone: 1800 144 296

Email: info@maritimetrainingschool.com.au

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).