Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)
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 3nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease.
This level of 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.
- 1. Course Overviews
- 2. Course Delivery
- 3. Course Resources
- 4. Qualification
- 5. Qualification Pathways
- 6. Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
- 7. Units of Competency
- 8. Licensing Overview
- 9. AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA)
- 10. Low Complexity Interirm Certificate of Competency (ICoC)
- 11. Fees overview
Coxswain Grade 2 qualification and licence holders are qualified to command and operate the engines of a vessel:
• 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).
02.1 Face-to-FaceThe face-to-face component of this course is delivered over a five day workshop. During the five 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 12 Metres
• Fire fighting simulations
• Safety at sea drills in sheltered waters
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 competency. Extra workshops incur no further costs and are included in your original course fee/s.
02.2 OnlineOnline activities consist of:
• Reading learning materials
• Reviewing slideshows and videos
• Video, email, text and phone conversations with Trainers and Assessors
03.1 Fire Training
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided by PTG - Eye protection, gloves et cetera
03.2 Safety at Sea Training
• Sunscreen MUST be worn for “Safety at Sea” units
03.3 Vessel Handling
If you are unable to demonstrate competency in any of your unit activities or during the five day face-to-face workshop, you will be invited to attend further workshops. This will provide you with support and further opportunities for practice and demonstrate the required competencies.
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• MAR30918 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal)
• MAR30818 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)
06.1 Credit Transfer
06.2 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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 Coxswain Grade 2 License you will also need to:
- 1. Obtain qualifying sea service
• 7 days qualifying sea service on commercial or recreational vessels, and a completed AMSA approved task book, OR
• 60 days qualifying sea service on commercial or recreational vessels
- 2. Complete an AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) on a 5.0 m vessel
The AMPA was designed to replace the oral examination process with a practical approach to licensing assessment. The purpose of the AMPA is to assess an individual’s competency against the performance requirements of a specific AMSA license outcome.
The AMPA is delivered by Paradigm Training Group (PTG) in accordance with AMSA regulations to allow students to successfully complete their AMSA final assessment and gain their low complexity interim certificate of competency (Interim license) prior to submitting the required licencing evidence to AMSA for processing.
09.1 How do you Complete the AMPA?If you are a new Paradigm learner enrolling into a Maritime qualification and have selected the option to complete an AMPA, you will have the opportunity to do so as part of your five day maritime training and assessment workshop. (Please note, the five days are a minimum requirement).
If you have previously completed a maritime qualification with another RTO, and would like to complete an AMPA for Coxswain Grades 2 or 1 the following will apply:
- Attend a maritime training and assessment workshop for a minimum of two days, where you will be assessed against the required competencies. If during the initial assessment you are found to be ‘Not Yet Competent’, you will have the opportunity to;
• Book in to a later workshop and be re-assessed
For more information regarding the AMPA [click here].
To complete your ICoC you are required to book an appointment with PTG where your documents listed at section 13 will be checked and verified.
Please contact 1300 161 640 or email@example.com to book an appointment.
Please visit the AMSA website for further information on AMSA Licenses, AMPA’s and ICoCs.
Course Fee - $2,495.00$1,500.00 of the course fee is due upon enrolment and prior to accessing the student online platform. The remaining $995.00 is due prior to the practical workshop or once 50% of the course has been completed, whichever occurs first.
AMPA Fee - $500.00$500.00 is due upon enrolment for those wishing to undertake the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) and gain a low complexity interim certificate of competency (ICoC).
ICoC Fees - $100.00Where the AMPA application fee has been paid ($500.00 as above) the ICoC fee is included. Where the AMPA fee was not paid as part of an enrolment process, the ICoC fee due is $100.00 upon booking your ICoC appointment with PTG.
Total Fee - $2,995.00Each enrolment will have the AMPA and ICoC included in fees payable. If you do not wish to undertake the AMPA or ICoC as part of the course, please add discount 'Removal AMPA/ICoC Fee' when completing your enrolment form and payment.
Fees charged upon enrolment$1,500.00 course fee deposit
$500.00 AMPA and ICoC fee
For information on PTG payment plans or possible funding options, contact us on 1300 161 640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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