Code:
MAR10418
Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
Duration:
4 weeks
Starting Date:
18/10/2021
31/01/2022, 23/05/2022, 31/08/2022 and 02/11/2022
Location:
Lakes Entrance Seamec
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Course Overview

Do you already work in the maritime industry and want to get your Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate? Then this is the course for you!

The Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2) will give you the skills to:

  • Command and operate the engines of a vessel:
    <12m in length with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <100 kW for an inboard engine, that is not carrying passengers, that is in sheltered waters or within 5 nautical miles (nm) from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease
  • Command and operate the engines of a vessel:
    As a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nm of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <100 kW for an inboard engine, that is not carrying passengers

Taught on-campus for four weeks, you’ll attend classes three days a week. This immersive learning means you’ll be qualified quicker, getting you back out on the water and using your new skills in no time!

The face-to-face nature of this course also means you’ll work closely with our expert teachers who will guide your learning every step of the way, increasing your confidence when it comes to applying what you’re learning.

When you complete this course, you’ll be qualified to work onboard a commercial vessel as a Coxswain Grade 2, gaining hands-on experience while you take the time to decide your next career move.

That next move could mean studying a Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), or a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) Master Class 5 and we’ll be on deck to walk you through all your options if and when the time comes.

Now is the perfect time to up-skill in your industry and TAFE Gippsland is the perfect place to make that happen.

Times

4 weeks, 3 days a week.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2).

Career Opportunities

Employment onboard a commercial vessel as a Coxswain Grade 2

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

Applicants for a Coxswain Grade 2 must be 16 years or older.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Seatime: 30 days onboard a vessel over 5m in length, 7 days with a completed AMSA Task Book.
  • This Certificate of Competency may be endorsed for the following operations on application to AMSA:
    • Operate the engines of a vessel up to 500kW for inboard engines and unlimited power for outboard engines: Units MARB027 and MARC038 must be completed.
    • Operate a vessel carrying passengers: The sea service requirement consists of:
    • 30 days onboard commercial vessels >5m in length and a completed approved task book, or;
      - 240 days onboard vessels >5m in length.

Limitations to entry

Candidates should be medically and physically fit in accordance with AMSA medical and eyesight requirements.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as a Coxswain Grade 2 NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

AMSA certification will require:

  • achieving MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)
  • sea service consisting of:
    • 7 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book

or

  • 60 days qualifying sea service
    • meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and
    • assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) conducted on a vessel ≥5.0 m in length.

This Certificate of Competency may be endorsed for the following operations on application to AMSA:

  • Operate the engines of a vessel up to 500kW for inboard engines and unlimited power for outboard engines: Units MARB027 and MARC038 must be completed.
  • Operate a vessel carrying passengers: The sea service requirement consists of:
  • 30 days onboard commercial vessels >5m in length and a completed approved task book, or;
  • 240 days onboard vessels >5m in length.

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors
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
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

Assessment

Observation, Tests and Quizzes, Project