Coxswain Grade 1


MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Course Details

Port Adelaide 2015
Feb 09 - 27
Apr 27 - May 15
July 06 - 24
Aug 17 - Sep 04
Oct 26 - Nov 13

Port Lincoln 2015
Feb 16 - Mar 06
Jun 15 - Jul 03
Nov 09 - 27

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

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal in the maritime industry and:

(1) command a commercial marine vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kW for an inboard engine

(2) carry passengers on this vessel:

  • inshore or
  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).


Licensing/Regulatory Information
This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. Certification will require achievement of the MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service, AMSA final assessment, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA. 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
MARB002
Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARC005
Operate inboard and outboard motors
MARC006
Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARF001
Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF002
Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF004
Meet work health and safety requirements
MARF005
Survive at sea using survival craft
MARH001
Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
MARI001
Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
MARJ001
Follow environmental work practices
MARK001
Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
MARN002
Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres



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