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

From as low as $1,010!*

Navigating Success: Small Vessel Command

This course equips you with key skills for navigating and operating small vessels in Australian inshore waters. Ideal for aspiring Coxswains, it covers navigation, safety, vessel handling, and more, setting you on course for a successful maritime journey.

The MAR20321 – Certificate II in Maritime Operations(Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) provides excellent grounding for continuation to a Master certificate of competency.

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Course Overview:

Our training courses for Coxswain Grade 1 offer hands-on experience in navigating vessels within Australia’s inshore waters. The training allows operation of vessels with an inboard engine up to 500KW and no limit for outboard engines. Our comprehensive Coxswain training ensures you master the necessary Units of Competency, positioning you to achieve the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

This course is designed for students who have achieved 80% of the AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) sea time requirements for Coxswain Grade 1 NC Certificate of Competency.

Course Contents:

Introduction to Maritime Operations: Familiarisation with the maritime industry, its regulations, and the role of a Coxswain.
Navigation and Seamanship: Basic principles of navigating vessels, including the use of navigation tools and understanding of charts.
Safety Protocols: Comprehensive training on safety procedures, emergency response, and the use of safety equipment.
Vessel Handling: Techniques and best practices for maneuvering vessels in various conditions.
Maintenance and Upkeep: Basics of vessel maintenance, including routine checks and addressing common issues.
Communication: Effective communication techniques, both verbal and using maritime communication equipment.
Environmental Awareness: Understanding the maritime environment and the importance of sustainable practices.
Weather Patterns: Basics of meteorology and its impact on maritime operations.

Core Units of Competency

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

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Career Opportunities and Study Pathways

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 length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <500 kW for an inboard engine
  • that is in inshore waters or designated waters

or

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

Operate commercial vessels within Australian inshore waters, ensuring the vessel’s safety and overseeing its operations.

Study Pathways

Previous Studies:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence:

MAR10220

Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

SFI30319

Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
Further Studies:
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level:

MAR30921

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

MAR30821

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
Related Studies:
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability:

MAR30821

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

MAR30921

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

Common Career Opportunities

Marine Transport Operator

Operate ferries or water taxis, transporting passengers between coastal locations, islands, or across harbours.

Tour Boat Operator

Work for tourism companies, offering services like guided tours, fishing trips, or diving expeditions in coastal regions.

Marine Rescue Operator

Participate in marine rescue teams, aiding in search and rescue operations within inshore waters.

Workboat Operator

Operate workboats that support marine construction, offshore operations, or assist larger vessels.

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Fishing Vessel Skipper

Lead commercial or chartered fishing expeditions, ensuring safety and efficient operations.

Maritime Supervisor or Manager

Oversee operations at maritime facilities, such as marinas or docks, ensuring smooth operations, safety compliance, and coordinating vessel movements.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal as defined by Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – National law) 2022.

Certification as a Master less than 45 metres Near Coastal (as defined by Marine Order 505) will require achievement of the MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal), certification as a Master less than 24 metres Near Coastal, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate.

People seeking certification should check with AMSA.

This level of qualification is also currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Mate less than 100 metres Near Coastal as defined by Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – national law) 2022.

Certification as a Mate less than 100 metres Near Coastal will require achievement of the MAR40320 Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 45 metres Near Coastal), qualifying sea service and completion of AMSA approved task book or qualifying sea service, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency, AMSA final assessment and an AMSA approved first aid certificate.

People seeking certification should check with AMSA.

How to Enrol

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*Fees may vary due to prerequisite qualifications. Contact us for more information on what fee structure you may be eligible for.

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