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COXSWAIN GRADE 1 NC |  MAR20321 – Certificate II in Maritime Operations

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COXSWAIN GRADE 1 NEAR COASTAL
 

The Australian MAR20321 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) qualification will enable you to command Australian Registered commercial or private vessels less than 12m long with an outboard engine of any power or with an inboard engine of less than 500kW (670 hp). The vessel must be operated in inshore waters (generally 15NM from the coastline) or, if the vessel is a tender or auxiliary vessel, it may operate within 3 nm of the parent vessel anywhere in the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

3 SEPARATE BLOCKS

COURSE DATES 

5 WEEK BLOCK

Coxswain Course 29 days

LROCP Marine Radio Operators Certificate - 1 Day

Block #1: Shipboard safety skill set & first aid units - STCW95 Component (if applicable) - 8 days (Can be done first or last)

Block #2: Deckhand/general purpose hand course - 9 days (Must be done prior to Block #3 if required)

Block #3: Coxswain course, core units - 12 days

Coxswain Grade I Near Coastal may secure employment on the following vessels under 12 m in length
 

This includes:
 

  • Commercial fishing vessels

  • Charter fishing boats

  • Police or other government boats

  • Passenger charter yachts

  • Water Taxis and more...
     

You will learn:

  • Practical skills in coastal navigation and seamanship using a range of vessels.

  • Practical firefighting and survival skills required for safety at sea.

  • Practical mechanic and engineering skills for boats.

  • Health, safety and environmental work pactices aboard a vessel.
     

  Requirements for the issue of the final AMSA Certificate of Competency (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal):
 

  • MAR20321 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) (provided at the successful completion of the course);

  • Successfully pass the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment – AMPA (included as part of the course for an additional fee).

  • The AMPA assessment is only valid for 12 months, therefore you must apply to AMSA for the COC within 12 months of course completion.

  • HLTAID011 statement of attainment Provide first aid;

  • Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency; (LROCP)

  • Certificate of medical fitness - domestic seafarers (completed on AMSA1850 form)

  • 16 years old.
     

Sea Service
 

You need to show you have experience working at sea in a deck, or a deck and engineering capacity, on vessels at least five metres long.

You can reduce the amount of sea service you need by completing an AMSA task book.

You must have completed either:

  • 30 days on commercial vessels with a completed AMSA task book

  • 150 days on commercial or recreational vessels without an AMSA task book.

 

Possible Restrictions – COXSWAIN GRADE 1 NEAR COASTAL
 

  • Restricted to daylight hours:
    A certificate will be restricted to daylight hours if the person is colour vision deficient.

*TASK Books may be purchased from Superyacht Crew Academy.

Download the AMSA notes for more information on requirements.
 

PRE-ENROLMENT Requirements

Before you can enroll in this course you must download and read the following PDF files for details on course information, enrolment and obtaining your USI number. Click on the file names to download them.

Prior Training and Experience
 

Contact us to arrange a telephone interview to assess your prior training and experience as you may be eligible for Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning. If you wish to proceed with the process of recognition of prior learning, you will be required to present the required documentation for review. There will be an administration fee for assessing your documentation and you may have a practical skills and knowledge assessment at an additional cost. For details on what you will need for recognition of prior learning download the Recognition of Prior Learning Handbook PDF file.
 

The main features of the Coxswain Near Coastal training Course

There are a total of 13 units of competency for MAR20321 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal).
 

When you have successfully completed the 13 units of competency, completed the AMPA, met the requirements and accrued the sea service you will be eligible to lodge your Certificate of Competency application to AMSA for the Coxswain Grade 1 NC COC.

BLOCK #1 (WEEK 1 & 2) - SHIPBOARD SAFETY SKILL SET & FIRST AID

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

MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimize and fight fires on board a vessel

MARF029 – Meet work health and safety Requirements

MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft

HLTAID011 – Provide first aid

BLOCK # 2 (WEEK 2 & 3) – DECKHAND/GPH COURSE*

*Not mandatory for those with prior maritime knowledge/experience. Contact us to discuss.

BLOCK # 3 (WEEK 4 & 5) - COXSWAIN CORE UNITS

Classroom based theory with Practical Assessments on different vessels and their engines.
 

MARI003 - Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

MARK007 - Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN008 - Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

MARH013 - Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

MARJ006 - Follow environmental work practices

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

Add Superyacht certifications and work overseas!
 

We offer both STCW95+10 & International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) Superyacht Deckhand certifications* which can be added to your enrolment. These certifications are used to work on Superyachts globally allowing you the freedom to travel the world and get paid while pursuing a rewarding career! For more information on these certifications visit our Superyacht Crew Academy website Deckhand page.
*These certifications are non-accredited and are issued by both Marshall Islands & IYT who are leaders in the global standard for maritime training and certification.

COURSE DURATION

The course is 29 days (5 weeks) in total and is reflected in the following order. The course can be done as a 5 week block or split into 3 separate blocks, contact us for information.
 
5 Week Block:
 

  • Week 1: Monday-Saturday

  • Week 2: Monday-Saturday

  • Week 3: Monday-Friday

  • Week 4: Monday-Saturday

  • Week 5: Monday-Saturday (Radio will be completed this Sunday if required)

 
3 Separate Blocks:
 

Block #1 – Shipboard Safety Skill Set & First Aid units (Can be done first or last)
·Week 1 & 2: Mon-Sat & Mon-Tue (8 days)  
 
Block #2 – Deckhand/GPH Course* (Must be done prior to Block 3)
·Weeks 2 & 3: Wed-Sat & Mon-Fri (9 days)
*Not mandatory for those with prior maritime knowledge/experience. Contact us to discuss.

 

Block #3 – Coxswain Core Units
·Weeks 4 & 5: Mon-Sat & Mon-Sat (12 days) - Radio will be completed this Sunday if required


 
Students who have already completed the Shipboard Safety skill set or First Aid will be given credit transfer for the following units and will be exempt from Week 1 & part of Week 2 of the course:
 

  • 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

  • MARF030 - Survive at sea using survival craft

  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

TRAINING LOCATION

The course is run from our Office in Warriewood , 25a/5 Ponderosa Parade , 2102 NSW Australia and the Practical Training Facility at 2 Queens Parade, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us CLICK HERE

COST

Smart and Skilled NSW Government funded training may be available for eligible students, click here for eligibility criteria and contact us to enrol. Limited funded places available per course.
 

COXSWAIN GRADE 1 NC TRAINING PRICES

NSW Smart & Skilled - Subsidy

$1,010
 

Estimate only, subject to Smart & Skilled student eligibility & funding availability.

NSW Resident
Price

$1,995*

Full Price

 

$2,750

( see below for additional fees )

Payment Plan Option: 12 week payment plan (6 equal fortnightly payments of total cost).  


*NSW Resident Price:


• Applicable when Smart & Skilled funding not available
• Does not include shipboard safety skill set & first aid units (additional price as outlined below)

Shipboard Safety Skill Set Units (not applicable to smart & skilled enrolments)

$600

Provide First Aid – HLTAID011 (not applicable to smart & skilled enrolments)

$100

AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) – conducted as part of the course

$495

AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) for shipboard safety skill set units ONLY – (only required under certain circumstances)

$600

LROCP Marine Radio

$295

Task Book

$40

Recognition of Prior Learning Fee (RPL)

$425

Add International Superyacht Certifications:
• STCW95+10
• IYT Superyacht Deck Crew including Small Powerboat/RIB Master & introduction to VHF radio

$1,295

$550

GIVE US A CALL OR FILL OUT THE COURSE ENQUIRY FORM TO GET MORE COURSE INFORMATION AND TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES FOR THE COXSWAIN GRADE 1 COURSE. 

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