Qualification Details

Qualification DETAILS

Coxswain Grade 3


The Coxswain Grade 3 is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters, allowing you to operate a vessel less than 12 metres for specified purposes in specified waters. 
The Coxswain Grade 3 will allow an individual to:
 Operate a commercial vessel up to 12 metres;
- With an inboard engine up to 100 kilowatts (134 hp) or outboard engine up to 250 kilowatts (335 hp).
- With and inboard and outboard engine up to 500 kilowatts when towing people and only in waters that are water-ski areas approved by a state or territory authority.
 Work in the following areas:
- In a marina or mooring area
- Inland waters
- Any waters in a tender or auxillary that are within 1 nautical mile from a parent vessel provided that you are in sight and in communication with that parent vessel.
 If you are not carrying passengers, you can also work in the following places and areas:
- Smooth waters, including inland waters.
- Any waters within 1 nautical mile from each point of departure and within 1 nautical mile of the coast.
- Any waters of an aquaculture lease approved by a state or territory authority and any approved waters used for the daily transit to and from the aquaculture lease for operation under this exemption.
- Any waters within 250 metres of a structure fixed to the shore.
- Sheltered waters within 2 nautical miles from the coast.
For more information regarding how you can operate under this exemption, please click HERE.
This statement of attainment and statement of attainment is offered over a 12 month period through a blended delivery model of face-to-face and online training and assessment. This course can be completed prior to the 12 month period.

02.1 Face-to-Face

The face-to-face component of this course is delivered over a two day workshop. During the two 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

02.2 Online

Online activities 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

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 their trainer and assessor throughout the duration of the course.

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.
You will need a computer or tablet with internet access for the online components of this program.

03.1 Vessel Handling

 Students MUST wear appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear must be worn at all times while on training vessels.

The above resources are not included in the course fee and must be purchased or provided separately.
In order to successfully complete this statement of attainment and gain your Coxswain Grade 3, you must demonstrate competency in all unit knowledge and skill requirements.

If you are unable to demonstrate competence in any of your unit activities or during the two day face-to-face workshop, you will be invited to attend further workshops where you will be provided with support and further opportunities, for practice and to demonstrate the required competency/s.
Pathways you may take from this qualification include:

 MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)
 MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
The Coxswain Grade 3 is regulated by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

To successfully gain your Coxswain Grade 3 you will also need to:
  • 1. Be at least 16 years of age when the statement of attainment is obtained; and
  • 2. Hold a statement of attainment for the units listed in Section 11, or for operations in a marina or mooring area hold a recreational boating licence and a Mariner Card issued by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA)
  • 3. Complete training and assessment in accordance with:
    • AMSA 508 Training and Assessment Criteria (click for link), and
    • AMSA 536 Final Practical Assessment Record (click for link)
    (Note: this is completed with your PTG Trainer and Assessor)
  • 4. Meet the medical and eyesight requirements for a Coxswain Grade 2 NC certificate of competency specified in Chapter 4 of NSCV Part D, other than the requirements in Division 4.4 of Part D
    • Complete an eye sight test Certificate AMSA document 542 (Colour blindness) (Click for Link)
    • Complete a Certificate of Medical Fitness for a Marine Qualification on AMSA document 559 where applicable (Click for Link)
  • 5. If you are carrying passengers hold a first aid certificate of at least HLT Health Training Package unit of competency Provide first aid; and
  • 6. If operational radio equipment is on board the vessel, hold at least a Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority or an equivalent qualification approved by the National Regulator

07.1 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.

07.2 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.
This qualification is made up of 3 units of competency:
You will compete the final assessment during the two day workshop. However please note, if it is identified that you need further training prior to completion of the final assessment you may be required to attend another two day workshop at no extra charge.

On successful completion of the final assessment, you will be issued with a completed final assessment record 536 form which will allow you to begin operating under a Coxswain Grade 3 immediately.

For more information regarding the Final Assessment record 536 (Click for link).
You can begin operating under the Coxswain Grade 3 when you have successfully passed all the eligibility requirements and the final assessment.

You do not need to apply for this exemption. You will need to keep all the supporting documents onboard and ready to be presented to authorities if required. Please see Section 11 for supporting evidence requirements.

Course Fee - $850.00

$850 is payable upon enrolment and prior to accessing the student online platform.

For information on PTG payment plans or possible funding options, contact us on 1300 161 640 or info@paradigmtraining.com.au 


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