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-requisites of Shipboard Safety Skill Set, 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

2017 course dates

May                               8 – 19

July                              24 – 4 August

November                  20 – 1 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 visit the AMSA website.


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.


Completion over 6 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 on 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)

Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility requirements

$35                                Task Book


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 


  • 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. Phone 07 4946 6483.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Please refer to the useful links page on this website.

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