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Course Overview

Code:
MAR20321
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Intakes

Course Duration:
4 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
13/05/2024 SEAMEC Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
16/09/2024 SEAMEC Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

About this course

Our Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
course equips you with the necessary skills to command, safely and efficiently, a commercial vessel of less than 12m and 500kW engaged in inshore operations. On completion of this course, you may obtain a Certificate of Competency as a Coxswain subject to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements.
Read on to find out if you’re eligible.

To apply for this course, you’ll need:
- Sea service completed on form AMSA 771:
With approved Task Book = At least 30 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel ≥5 m long, working in a deck capacity or working both in a deck capacity and an engineering capacity
Without approved Task Book = At least 150 days qualifying sea service on a commercial or recreational vessel ≥5 m long, working in a deck capacity or working both in a deck capacity and an engineering capacity
- Eyesight and Medical requirements:
Complete Certificate of Medical Fitness form AMSA 559
Complete Eyesight Test Certificate AMSA 542
- Marine Radio Operator licence
Hold a Short Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) or higher
- First Aid
HLTAID011 or higher first aid certificate
- Application From and Lodgement
Complete AMSA CoC Application Form via AMSA website (www.amsa.gov.au)
Lodge application and pay fee at AMSA approved Australia Post outlet (see www.amsa.gov.au for more information).
Go on to study a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal), or a Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal). Both courses will give you specialised skills and help further your employment opportunities in the industry you love.
What are you waiting for?

Career Opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as maritime operations:
- Coxswain
- Deckhand.

Opportunities for Further Study

MAR30921 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)
MAR20421 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)

Skills or Knowledge gained

Skills and knowledge in operation of a small commercial domestic vessel up to 12 metres in length and up to 500 kW propulsion power.

Entry Requirements

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

Recommended entry Requirements:

To be eligible for a Coxswain Grade 1 near coastal certificate you must:
• Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date.
• Meet medical, eyesight, sea service, and course requirements. Check www.amsa.gov.au for more information.
• You need to show you have experience working at sea in a deck, or a deck and engineering capacity, on vessels at least five metres long. You must have completed either:
o 30 days on commercial vessels with a completed AMSA task book
o 150 days on commercial or recreational vessels without an AMSA task book.
• You must hold an appropriate Marine Radio qualification – SROCP as a minimum
• You will also need to hold an appropriate First Aid qualification, currently HLTAID011 Provide first aid.

Limitations to course Entry:

To be eligible for a Coxswain grade 1 near coastal certificate you must:
- Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date
- Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.
Students must be able to carry out the following activities:
- Swim with and without a lifejacket
- Carry items up to 12 kg in weight (such as fire extinguishers)
- Be able to embark, disembark and move about a vessel freely
- Be able to hear a watch ticking and meet AMSA eyesight requirements
- Be able to read, speak and understand English at a basic level.

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

This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as a Coxswain Grade 1 NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.
AMSA certification will require:
• Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date.
• Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements. Check www.amsa.gov.au for more information.
• You need to show you have experience working at sea in a deck, or a deck and engineering capacity, on vessels at least five metres long. You must have completed either:
o 30 days on commercial vessels with a completed AMSA task book
o 150 days on commercial or recreational vessels without an AMSA task book.
• Completion of the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)
• You must hold an appropriate Marine Radio qualification – SROCP as a minimum
• You will also need to hold an appropriate First Aid qualification, currently HLTAID011 Provide first aid.

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal).

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $926.84 $4,634.20 $8,578.20
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $205.00 $205.00 $205.00
Total $1,131.84 $4,839.20 $8,783.20
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

HLTAID011 Provide first aid
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
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.