MAR20318 – 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 &1/2 week face to face (Monday to Friday) tutorials and practical assessments. The pre-requisite of Shipboard Safety Skill Set plus Long Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency and Provide First Aid are scheduled in conjunction with the Coxswain Grade 1 qualification for your convenience.
Enrol anytime – call us on 4946 6710


22 November to 9 December

2022 Course Dates

23 March – 8 April

20 July – 5 August

21 November – 7 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

Minimum age 16 years
Other competencies required for completion (refer below)

Full fee   $2,580.00 (excluding Shipboard Safety Skill Set, Apply First Aid and Long Range Radio Certificate of Proficiency)

If you consider you are eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, funded by the Queensland Government please refer to the Certificate 3 guarantee Fact sheet and Guidance Notice posted on the Certificate 3 guarantee page or contact our staff to discuss eligibility requirements – Department of Education and Training, Certificate 3 Guarantee, Program Policy 2021 – 2022

There is an additional charge for Issue of an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment and issue of Interim Certificate of Competency OF $240.00 (if applicable)

MAR20318  Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near  Coastal)

MARB027   Perform basic servicing & maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARC037   Operate inboard and outboard motors
MARC038   Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARH001   Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
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

HLTAID011         Provide first aid
MARC034          Transmit and receive information by marine radio or telephone (Long Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency)

For duties the holder of a Coxswains Grade 1 may perform – refer to Marine Order 505  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  Phone 07 4946 6483, Magnums Accommodation 49641199,

XBase 49482000, Backpackers by the Bay 49467267

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Please refer to the useful links page on this website.

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