Coxswain Grade 1

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.

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 Grade 1 course 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 Coxswain Grade 1 courses provided by Maritime and Safety training will prepare students for the following units of competency:

  • MARB002 Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • MARC005 Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • MARC006 Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • 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
  • 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
  • MAR001 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARN002 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Entry Requirements


All students must acquire chart 5011 – “symbols and abbreviations” before the course start date. Please Note that 5011 will not be provided by NSWFITC,
this can be bought at Boat Books Australia under NP5011 chart symbols and abbreviations.

Students prior to the course on their own accord can purchase navigation equipment, or they can be purchased from NSWFITC at $135 per kit the kit includes

  • 1400mm parallel ruler – captain fields pattern
  • 200mm Blundell harling single handed brass dividers with stainless points
  • 7 inch brass chart pencil

Students can also hire the instruments for $135 over the duration of the course and will be refunded in full upon their return in good order.

Further Information


The NSW FITC MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) course is designed for people who have completed 80% of the AMSA sea time requirements for the Coxswain Grade 1 NC Certificate of Competency

N.B. Final examination by an AMSA delegate, AMSA first aid, eyesight, medical and sea service certificates requirements will need to be met for issue of the AMSA Certificate of Competency.

How to Enrol


Simply enter your details into the “Register Now” box below and one of our team will contact you to discuss the next steps.