Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) - MAR20318

South West TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification applies to people working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency to command and operate the engines of a vessel:<12 m in lengthwith propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <500 kW for an inboard enginethat is in inshore waters or designated waters oras a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).Licensing/Regulatory InformationThis 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: achieving MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) a Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiencysea service consisting of:30 days qualifying sea service and a completed AMSA approved task book; or240 days qualifying sea servicemeeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D andassessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) conducted on a commercial vessel \u22655.0 m in length.


  • Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • Follow environmental work practices
  • Meet work health and safety requirements
  • Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • Survive at sea using survival craft
  • Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Provide first aid
  • Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Portland Domestic: $6,040
International: $6,040
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Portland No information available No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time

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