Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal

Upcoming Courses

Course Dates Status Times Venue  
Coxswain Grade 1 14/03/21 - 01/04/21 Enrolling 0830-1630 Woy Woy Book
Coxswain Grade 1 02/08/21 - 20/08/21 Enrolling 0830-1630 Woy Woy Book

Fee Details


NSW Smart and Skilled training subsidies apply to this course for eligible applicants. Subsidised fee is approximately $1,010 per student. There may be limited subsidised places available for each course.

The approximate fee for non-subsidised students is $1,505.

The optional Marine Radio course is available for $125.

AMPA fee $215.

AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) fee $155

Course Description


Our Coxswain Grade 1 training courses give people real-world experience operating a vessel in Australian inshore waters, with propulsion power capped at 500KW for an inboard engine and unlimited for an outboard engine during Coxswain Grade 1 training. Our intensive Coxswain licence training will equip you with the required Units of Competency to ensure you have the knowledge to attain a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (Certificate II in Maritime Operations) certificate.

This course is designed for people who have attained at least 80% of their sea time requirements. Call for details.

Optional Marine Radio course available for additional cost of $125.

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Career Opportunities


Pursue a career as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal in the maritime industry.

Units of Competency


Only the comprehensive and robust MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) provided by Maritime and Safety training will prepare students for the following units of competency:

  • MARB027 Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • MARC038 Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • 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
  • MARH013 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 metres
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Entry Requirements


All students will need the book Admiralty NP5011 – “Symbols and Abbreviations” and navigation equipment before the course start date.
These can all be bought at Boat Books Australia.

The kit includes:

  • 400mm parallel ruler – captain fields pattern
  • 200mm Blundell Harling single handed brass dividers with stainless points
  • 7 inch brass chart pencil compass

Face to Face students have the option to hire the instruments and book for $185 over the duration of the course and will be refunded in full upon their return in good order.

Online students can purchase the Nav Equipment as above and will be able to access the ebook Admiralty NP5011 – “Symbols and Abbreviations” in the online learning portal.

Further Information


The NSW FITC MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) course is designed for people who have completed 80% of the AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) sea time requirements for the Coxswain Grade 1 NC Certificate of Competency

N.B. Completion of AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) during the course (with NSW FITC), HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, eyesight, medical and sea service certificates requirements will need to be met for issue of the AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) Certificate of Competency.

How to Enrol


Simply Book this course by clicking on the button below and one of our team will contact you to discuss the next steps.