Coxswain Grade 1


Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations: Coxswain)

Course Details

Port Adelaide 2014
Feb 17 - Mar 07
Mar 17 - Apr 04
May 12 - May 30
Aug 18 - Sep 05# Finish date subject to change
Sep 22 - Oct 10# Finish date subject to change
Nov 24 - Dec 12# Finish date subject to change

Port Lincoln 2014
Mar 12 - Apr 11*includes Radio and ESS
02 Jun - Jul 04 *includes Radio and ESS
Nov 17 - Dec 05

Cost:
Free for South Australian students who are eligible through Skills for All, plus $85 for the text book.

Pre-requisites:
Elements of Shipboard Safety
Senior First Aid or Apply First Aid Certificate
Marine Radio

Other relevant links:
AMSA Coxswain Grade 2 Guidance Notice
AMSA Coxswain Grade 1 Guidance Notice
AMSA Fact Sheets

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Course Information

The Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy teaches the units of competency that fulfil the requirements of the TDM07 Maritime Training package Certificate II - Coxswain.

The new national regualtory system of commercial qualifications means there are now two levels of Coxswain:

  • Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal (NC) and
  • Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (NC).

The Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy's delivery of the TDM07 Coxswain will allow a student to apply for the Coxswain Grade 1 regulatory Certificate of Competency.

It is the responsibility of each student to contact the maritime regulator (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) before commencing a course to ensure that the student can meet the prerequisites for issuance of a regulatory Certificate of Competency.

The information on the two Coxswain tickets provided in the table below is from AMSA Guidance Notice 717 and AMSA Guidance Notice 718 and is subject to change.

It is provided as a service to AMFA students and is not intended to be a definitive guide upon which students should make enrolment decisions.

Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal (NC)
The holder of this certificate can:
(a) command a vessel:
  • <12 m long; and
  • with propulsion power:
    - for an inboard engine - <100 kW; or
    - for an outboard engine - unlimited; and
  • that is not carrying passengers
(b) operate the engines of the vessel

(c) operate a vessel:
  • <12 m in sheltered waters; or
  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nm of a parent vessel in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); or
  • within 3 nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.
Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (NC)
The holder of this certificate can:
(a) Command and operate a vessel <12 m long in
inshore waters, carrying passengers and with propulsion power;
  • for an inboard engine - < 500 kW; or
  • for an outboard engine - unlimited; and

(b) Under the same propulsion power limits, command an operate vessel <12m long:
  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel - within 3 nm of a parent vessel in the Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ);
  • within waters designated for a specific purpose by a state or territory marine safety agency, which permits holders of this certificate to operate, subject to any conditions that it may impose.
Sea service required for Coxswain Grade 2 NC

The applicant must have at least:
  • 7 days qualifying sea service on commercial or
  • recreational vessels, and a completed approved task book; or
  • 60 days qualifying sea service on commercial or recreational vessels
Sea service required for Coxswain Grade 1 NC

The applicant must have at least:
  • 30 days qualifying sea service on commercial vessels ≥ 5 m long, while working in a deck or deck and engineering capacity on board, and a completed approved task book; or
  • 240 days qualifying sea service on vessels ≥ 5 m long, while working in a deck or deck and engineering capacity on board, of which all may be accrued on recreational vessels.
Prerequisites Checklist
  • Be at least 16 years when the certificate is issued;
  • Record of Sea Service (AMSA form 560);or
  • Record of Sea Service to meet standard, signed by a qualified person;
  • Declaration of Medical Fitness (AMSA form 558);
  • Eyesight (Colour Vision) Test Certificate (AMSA form 542);
  • Proof of Identity;
  • Photographs (2);
  • Certificate 1 - Coxswain Grade 2 issued by an AMSA approved registered training organisation
    (RTO);
  • Application for a Certificate of Competency - first time issue (AMSA form 534);
  • Pay fee/s.
Prerequisites Checklist
  • Be at least 16 years when the certificate is issued;
  • Record of Sea Service (AMSA form 560); or
  • Record of Sea Service to meet standard, signed by a qualified person;
  • Declaration of Medical Fitness; (AMSA form 558);
  • Eyesight (Colour Vision) Test Certificate (AMSA form 542);
  • Proof of Identity;
  • Photographs (2);
  • Certificate 2 - Coxswain Grade 1 issued by an AMSA approved registered training organisation (RTO);
  • HLFTA unit of competency Apply first aid or another certificate that the national regulator considers equivalent;
  • Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of
    Proficiency (MROVCP) issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority;
  • Application for a Certificate of Competency - first time issue (AMSA form 534);
  • Pay fee/s.
For a complete overview of this qualification, please read the AMSA Guidance Notice for Coxswain Grade 2.
For a complete overview of this qualification, please read the AMSA Guidance Notice for Coxswain Grade 1.

 

 

Units of Competency
National Code
Description

TDMMB4507A

Monitor condition and seaworthiness of a small vessel up to 24 metres

TDMMC707C

Apply seamanship skills and techniques when operating a small vessel within the limits of responsibility of a Coxswain

TDMMC907C

Manoeuvre a domestic vessel within the limits of responsibility of a
Coxswain

TDMME507B

Transmit and receive information by marine radio or telephone Note 1

TDMME1107A

Contribute to effective communications and teamwork on a coastal vessel Note 2

TDMMF1007B

Provide elementary first aid

TDMMF1107B

Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment

TDMMF3207C

Apply domestic regulations and industry practices when operating a small coastal vessel

TDMMF5407A

Observe safety and emergency procedures on a coastal vessel Note 3

TDMMF5507A

Fight and extinguish fires on board a coastal vessel Note 4

TDMMH1207B

Plan and navigate a short voyage within inshore limits

TDMMR3007B

Operate and carry out basic service checks on small vessel marine propulsion systems

TDMMR3107B

Operate and carry out basic servicing on auxiliary systems

TDMMR3207B

Operate and carry out basic routine servicing of marine extra low and low voltage electrical systems

TDMMR5407B
Carry out refuelling and fuel transfer operations

TDMMU507B

Ensure compliance with environmental considerations in a small domestic vessel



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