Coxswains Grade 2 NC

Attain this qualification through flexible learning. Complete assignments in your own time and send in for marking, attend the 8 day face to face (Monday to Friday week 1) tutorial and practical assessment.

The pre-requisite Shipboard Safety Skill Set is scheduled in conjunction with the Coxswain qualification  for your convenience. 

Enrol anytime, call us on (07) 49 46 6710.


November 24 – December 4

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 to the AMSA guidance notice below

AMSA717website. Coxswain Grade 2 Guidance Notice inclusive of sea time requirements


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 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 over 6 – 12 months

Task Book completion up to 12 months.

If you have the required sea time approved by the 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 relevant suitable evidence to satisfy the practical experience required.


Minimum age 16 years

Other competencies required for completion (refer below)



$25          Task Book (if applicable)

There is a additional fee for AMSA Mandated Practical assessment and Interim Certificate of Competency (if applicable).


MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)


MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors

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

MARJ006 Follow environmental work practices

MARK007 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN008 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metre


MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set

  • 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 (optional)


For duties the holder of a Coxswains Grade 2 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
  • 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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