Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2)

On Campus

Code: MAR10418

Mode of Delivery: On Campus

Intakes

Course Duration: 4 weeks

Commencing in: 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
19/08/2024 SEAMEC Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-4:00pm
06/11/2024 SEAMEC Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-4:00pm

About this course

The Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2) will give you the skills to:
1. Command and operate the engines of a commercial vessel up to 12m in length with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <100 kW for an inboard engine that is within sheltered waters or within 5 nautical miles (nm) from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease
2. 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
Taught on-campus for four weeks, you’ll attend classes three days a week. This immersive course 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.

Career Opportunities

Employment onboard a commercial vessel as a Coxswain Grade 2

Opportunities for Further Study

MAR20321 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
MAR30921 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Skills or Knowledge gained

Operating inboard and outboard motors, abandoning ship procedures, fighting and minimising fire onboard a vessel, basic WHS/OHS concepts, using survival craft and equipment, using seamanship skills aboard a vessel, following environmental regulations and practices, manoeuvring a small vessel.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

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

Recommended entry Requirements:

Seatime:
With AMSA approved task book:
- At least 10 days qualifying sea service on a commercial or recreational vessel
Without AMSA approved task book:
- At least 50 days qualifying sea service on a commercial or recreational vessel
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.

Limitations to course Entry:

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

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: true

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:
10 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA-approved task book
or
50 days qualifying sea service without a task book
- 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.

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

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

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Placement to be arranged by: Student

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $425.00 $2,125.00 $4,675.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $175.00 $175.00 $175.00
Total $600.00 $2,300.00 $4,850.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Sample 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

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.