Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal

Attain this qualification through flexible learning – complete your assignments in your own time and send in for marking, attend the 2 week face to face (Monday to Friday) tutorial and practical assessment. 

The pre-requisite of Shipboard Safety Skill Set plus Long Range Radio Operator Certificate and First Aid are scheduled in conjunction with the Coxswain Grade 1 qualification for your convenience.

Enrol anytime – call us on 49466710


August 26 – September 6

November 25 – 6 December

This course is based on the National Maritime Training Package (MAR). There are a range of requirements set down by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) before issue of a licence will be given. For all up to date information refer AMSA Guidelines AMSA718-Coxswain-Grade-1-Guidance-Notice.pdf


Classes 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 an enrolment form for your completion and return. The course fee can be paid by credit card over the phone or direct deposit. Once your enrolment fee has been paid your invoice/receipt and your assignments and learning materials will be posted to you. You will be asked to complete and return a Summary of Maritime Experience so that we can ascertain your level of maritime experience. 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.


Completion up to 12 months

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.

We can discuss this with you upon 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 Shipboard Safety Skill Set)

If you consider you are eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, please refer to the Certificate 3 guarantee Fact sheet and Guidance Notice posted on the Certificate 3 guarantee page or contact out staff to discuss

 eligibility requirements – Department of Education and Training, Certificate 3 Guarantee, Program Policy 2018 2019

There is an additional charge for Issue of AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment and issue of Interim Certificate of Competency (if applicable)

An additional charge


MAR20313 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


MARC020 Transmit and receive information by marine radio or telephone
(Long Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency)

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set

  • 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
  • MARF005 Survive at sea using survival craft


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


  • 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. Phone 07 4946 6483.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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