The Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)
applies to people working in the maritime industry seeking an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency to command and operate a commercial marine vessel up to 12 metres in length (that is not carrying passengers)
within sheltered waters, with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 100kw for an inboard engine.
- OR -
As a tender or auxiliary vessel (that is not carrying passengers)
within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
or within 5nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.
This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA
certificate of competency as a Coxswain Grade 2 NC as defined in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV
) Part D.
Are you looking to operate a commercial vessel up to 12 Metres? Coxswain Grade 2 qualification and licence holders are qualified to command and operate the engines of a vessel up to 12 metre in length, with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or <100 kW for an inboard engine, that does NOT carry passengers, within sheltered waters or within 5 nautical miles (nm) from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease, OR as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nm of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal) qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a ‘Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal’ as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D. The Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal certificate/ licence is issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
This qualification is offered over a 12-month period through a blended delivery model of face-to-face and online training and assessment. The face-to-face component is delivered over an eight-day workshop, including classroom training, onboard training, firefighting simulations, and safety at sea drills.
Prior to commencement of the face-to-face component of the course, online pre-learning and formative assessment activities must be completed. You will have online support from trainers and assessors throughout the duration of the course.
Please note: if you are able to supply evidence of holding a current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate you will only need to attend seven of the eight days. You are welcome to attend more than one face-to-face workshop during the 12-month program if you would like extra learning or if the trainer and assessor has identified that you need extra time in order to gain competence. Extra workshops incur no further costs and are included in your original course fee/s.
The face-to-face component of this course is delivered over an eight-day workshop. During the eight days you will complete training with formative and summative assessment activities in the following environments:
- On board Paradigm Training Group vessels ranging from 5 to 18 metres
- Fire fighting simulations
- Safety at sea drills in sheltered waters
These consist of:
- Multiple choice and other formative assessment questions
- Reading learning materials
- Reviewing slideshows and videos
- Video, email, text and phone conversations with Trainers and Assessors
You will need a computer or tablet with internet access for the online components of this program.
Other resources that you will require for workshop days include:
- Fire training: long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed shoes MUST be worn. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided by PTG - Eye protection, gloves et cetera.
- Safety at sea: swimwear and towel are required. You may consider bringing a spare change of clothes. Sunscreen MUST be worn for Safety at Sea units.
- Vessel handling: Students MUST wear appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear at all times while on training vessels.
These resources are not included in the course fee and must be purchased or provided separately.
To complete the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal), competency in all unit knowledge and skill requirements must be demonstrated. Additional workshops are available if needed.
Pathways from this qualification include Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal), and Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal).
- Credit Transfer: If you have completed any single or multiple units in this qualification and can provide evidence in the form of a certificate and transcript issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or educational body, you may be eligible for credit transfer. You should consult with PTG for advice on this process.
- Recognition of Prior Learning: RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. If you are able to supply valid, sufficient, current and authentic evidence of having the skills and knowledge required for any or all of the required units for this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and should consult with PTG for advice on this process.
The qualification includes 8 units of competency covering various maritime operations and safety procedures.
Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal Certificate of Competency is issued by AMSA. Requirements include qualifying sea service, AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA), eyesight test, certificate of competency application, and medical fitness certificate.
In addition to your successful completion of the MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal with PTG, to successfully gain your Licence you will also need to:
- Obtain qualifying sea service - 7 days qualifying sea service on a commercial vessel and completed the approved task book OR 60 days qualifying sea service on commercial or recreational vessels (*Note - sea service must be completed in the last 5 years).
- Complete an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA).
- Complete an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency (LROCP, SROCP or AWQ).
- Complete a HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course and supply your certificate.
- Complete an eyesight test Certificate, AMSA document 542 (Colour blindness)
- Complete certificate of competency application, AMSA form 426.
- Complete a Certificate of Medical Fitness for a Marine Qualification, AMSA document 559, where applicable.
People seeking licensing certification should read Part D of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels for licensing and sea service requirements.
The AMPA replaces the oral examination process with a practical approach to licensing assessment. It assesses competency against specific AMSA license outcomes. Paradigm Training Group (PTG) delivers the AMPA in accordance with AMSA regulations.
The ICoC is a 60-day interim license issued by PTG to seafarers who have completed their licensing requirements. An appointment with PTG is required for document verification.
Course Fee: $2,495.00, with $1,500.00 due upon enrolment and the remaining $995.00 due prior to the practical workshop or once 50% of the course is completed.
AMPA Fee: $500.00.
ICoC Fees: $100.00 (included if AMPA fee is paid).
Total Fee: $2,995.00.
Payment plans and funding options available.