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Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) - MAR20321

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Course Name Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Course Code MAR20321
Location Newnham Campus, Launceston
Duration Online Learning plus 13 days practical training
Course Fees
  • AMC Tuition Fees: $1893.00*
  • Shipboard Safety Skill Set: $550.00
  • First Aid: $150.00
  • Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP): $230.00
  • AMPA Administration Fee: $300.00
Intake 1

LROCP: 24 & 26 April 2024

First Aid: 27 April 2024

Shipboard Safety: 29 - 30 April 2024

Coxswain Course: 1 - 10 May 2024

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Our Coxswain 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 AMSA requirements.

There are two parts to this course: -

  • Online learning (self paced)
  • 17 days practical training at AMC

What can a Coxswain do?

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) will equip you with the necessary skills to
command, safely and efficiently and operate the engines of a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than and 500 kilowatts. This course provides the required training component to qualify for a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency (subject to assessment and sea-time requirements by AMSA).

About the course

You will develop the practical skills of coastal navigation and seamanship using a range of vessels such as the 14m 'Reviresco', 8m 'Skipjack' and the twin outboard 6m Bar Crusher 'Chromis'.

Engineering practicals will show you how to deal with varied situations including a drowned outboard and operating complex pumping systems and inboard diesel engines. You will also undertake practical firefighting and survival training in our purpose-built facilities as part of the Shipboard Safety Skill set training, to provide you with an understanding of skills required for safety at sea.

Included in the course:

  • Shipboard Safety Skill Set - provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare and respond with emergencies at sea
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)
  • Collision regulations – learning what actions should be taken to avoid collisions, understanding sound signals,
    navigational lights and day shapes
  • Coastal navigation - interpreting navigational charts, understanding features, plotting your position, measuring
    distances, passage planning and understanding buoyage
  • Seamanship - rope work, splicing and mooring lines
  • Engineering – operation and systems of inboard diesels, outboards, problem solving, basic servicing, pre-start,
    running and shutdown checks
  • Learn by applying your knowledge on our range of motors and engineering equipment
  • Vessel handling – practically take control of different types of vessels, including berthing and mooring techniques

Licensing/Regulatory Information

For further information regarding AMSA Certification of Competency, please refer to the AMSA Website

Entry requirements

There are no specific qualification entry requirements however each student is required to undertake a prescribed learning, literacy and numeracy assessment before they are granted entry to the course.


Launceston courses will be delivered at AMC's Newnham Campus on a full-time basis - Newnham Campus, Launceston (PDF 698.2KB). Some practical aspects of the training will be undertaken at the Beauty Point campus (bus transfers will be provided free of charge).


On-campus accommodation is available, for further information please visit the UTAS Accommodation website.

How to apply

Please visit the Enrolment information page to apply.

Need further information?

Please complete the Online Enquiry Form and the most appropriate person will respond to you directly.

Contact details

RTO Administration
Australian Maritime College
Locked Bay 1397
Launceston Tasmania 7250
T: +61 3 6324 9404

* AMC Tuition Fees do not include Shipboard Safety Skill Set, First Aid, Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency course fees or AMPA Administration Fee

^ Dates may vary depending on units undertaken. AMC reserves the right to reschedule or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolments

Unique Student Identifier (USI)
As of 1 January 2015 students undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a USI.
To apply, please visit: Unique Student Identifier. You will be asked to provide your USI upon enrolment.