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

National Code: MAR20318
TAFE SA Code: TP01126


Successful completion of this course enables students to apply to the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA) for a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency. Please note that other licensing prerequisites apply, including sea time. For more information visit www.amsa.gov.au/qualifications-training/domestic-qualifications/coxswain-grade-1-near-coastal

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Up to 4 weeks 

Full Time

Coxswain Coxswain

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 4 week course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • The unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid is not included in the fees for this course.
    • This course is offered at various coastal locations across the State. Please email aquaculture@tafesa.edu.au for details.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Coxwain Grade 1

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) (MAR20318)
    This qualification includes skills in basic servicing and maintenance, inboard and outboard motors, main propulsion and auxiliary systems, basic survival skills, minimising fires, navigation, regulations, seamanship skills and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment 30
    Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres 55
    Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation 35
    Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres 40
    Follow environmental work practices 35
    Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel 30
    Handle a vessel up to 12 metres 80
    Meet work health and safety requirements 15
    Operate inboard and outboard motors 35
    Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems 30
    Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems 40
    Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres 50
    Provide first aid 18
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