Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal

Attain this qualification through flexible learning – complete your assignments in your own time and attend the optional 5 day tutorial and mandatory 5 day theory and practical assessment

The pre-requisite, Elements of Shipboard Safety, Long Range Operator Certificate and First Aid are scheduled in conjunction with the Coxswain Grade 1 qualification for your convenience

Enrol anytime – call us on 49466710

2016 course dates

July                          18 – 29  

October                    17 – 28             

This course is based on the National Maritime  Training Package. There are a range of requirements set down by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority before issue of a licence will be given. For all up to date information visit  the AMSA website for sea time requirements select: Domestic Commercial Vessels,  Forms & Publications,  Guidance  and then scroll down to your selected qualification


Complete your assignments in your own time and  send in for marking. Once your assignments are completed you may book in to an optional 5 day tutorial followed by the 5 day mandatory theory and  practical assessment .  The tutorial and 5 day assessment are conducted in small groups with other students at Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre.

You are welcome to phone or email for more information about our delivery of  flexible learning.


If you decide to enrol in our flexible learning program we will email our Student Handbook (which includes our refund policy) and an enrolment form  for your completion and return. An invoice will be issued for the course fee which can be paid by credit card or direct deposit. Once your enrolment fee has been paid your tutor will contact you to evaluate your level of experience in the marine industry and to discuss your individual learning plan. Your performance expectations and contact with your tutor will be discussed with you and your assignments and learning guides will be issued.

If you consider you are eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, please contact our staff  to discuss your eligibility.


Completion over 4 months with private tuition available by appointment at WMTC throughout your course at no extra cost. Highly qualified and experienced marine masters and engineers are accessible and ready to help by email, phone or in person as part of our ongoing commitment to you.

Task Book completion (if applicable) up to 12 months

If you have the required sea time approved by the authority (AMSA or their agent) you may not need to use a Task Book to complete your course.

You will need to discuss this with your tutor after enrolment to decide if you have the suitable evidence to satisfy the practical experience required.


Minimum age 16 years

Other competencies required for completion (refer below)


Full fee                          $2,420.00 (excluding Elements of Shipboard Safety)

Certificate 3 Guarantee (eligibility requirements)

$35                                Task Book


MAR 20313 – Certificate II in Maritime Operations
(Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)


MARB002               Perform basic servicing & maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

MARC005               Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARC006               Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

MARH001               Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

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 metre

BSBWOR203B        Work effectively with others


MAR20          Transmit and receive information by marine radio or telephone
(Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency)

HLTFA311A             Apply first aid

MARF001                 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
(Shipboard Safety – skill set)

MARF002                 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
(Shipboard Safety – skill set)

MARF004                 Meet work health  and safety requirements
(Shipboard Safety – skill set)

MARF005                 Survive at sea using survival craft
(Shipboard Safety – skill set)


For duties the holder of a Coxswains Grade 1 may perform – refer to the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D – Crew Competencies (page 24)


  • Photo ID
  • Pen, 2b pencil, sharpener, rubber and notepad for classroom
  • Drawing compass
  • Set of chart dividers
  • Parallel ruler
  • Appropriate clothing for lessons and site visits (long sleeves/long pants)
  • Closed shoes/boat shoes
  • Sun-smart clothing


There is a range of accommodation offered in Airlie Beach including self contained cabins at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat at $195 per week.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Please refer to the useful links page on this website.

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