Coxswain Cert I Grade 2

National Course Code: MAR10418

Embark on a Maritime Journey with the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)

Are you a part of the maritime industry, seeking to attain an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency? Our specialised course, Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal), is meticulously crafted to fulfil this ambition.

The Coxswain Grade 2 is a level down on Coxswain Grade 1, with the main difference being a Grade 2 Coxswain can only command a vessel up to 100 KW for inboard engines.

Please review both the Coxswain Grade 1 & Coxswain Grade 2 pages for full details.

COURSE FEE DETAILS: are in the dropdown menu below or the Fees & Funding link in the menu above.

Course Highlights:

  1. Command and Operate a Commercial Marine Vessel: Acquire the skills to effectively command and operate a commercial marine vessel up to 12 meters in length within sheltered waters. This course focuses on vessels that are not carrying passengers.
  2. Propulsion Power Mastery: Gain a comprehensive understanding of propulsion power, with an emphasis on vessels powered by unlimited outboard engines or up to 100 kW for inboard engines.
  3. Versatile Vessel Operation: Navigate with confidence as a Coxswain Grade 2 qualification holder, enabling you to command and operate vessels that meet specific criteria:
    • Up to 12 meters in length.
    • Propulsion power is unlimited for an outboard engine or less than 100 kW for an inboard engine.
    • Vessels that do not carry passengers.
    • Operate within sheltered waters or within five nautical miles (nm) from the point of departure, shore base, or aquaculture lease.
  4. Tender and Auxiliary Expertise: Alternatively, enhance your capabilities as a Coxswain Grade 2 qualification holder for tender or auxiliary vessels. Navigate within three nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or within 5nm from the point of departure, shore base, or aquaculture lease.

This qualification is your pathway to obtaining 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 Ready to Navigate Your Career?

Embark on a journey of confidence and expertise in commanding and operating commercial vessels up to 12 meters. Enrol in our Coxswain Grade 2 qualification course today and navigate towards a prosperous maritime future.

Course Details

Why Choose (M.T.A) The Marine Training Academy?
  • We are committed to delivering the highest standards of training to ensure you succeed
  • We offer flexible study options
  • We offer flexible payment options
  • Our trainers are professional and experienced seafarers
Who is this Course For

The Coxswain Grade 2 is a level down on Coxswain Grade 1, with the main difference being a Grade 2 Coxswain cannot carry passengers and can only command a vessel up to 100 KW for inboard engines.

Please review both the Coxswain Grade 1 & Coxswain Grade 2 pages and download the Information Kit for full details.

Course Fee Details

$2,400.00 Course Fee

The following costs are over and above course fee and can be paid at any time prior to being undertaken if required.

  • Long Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency
    and Short Range (SROCP) $280.00
  • $500.00 AMPA Mandated Assessment
  • Final assessment & CoC lodgement, refer to the Final Assessment Tab Below or the Fees & Funding page in the menu above.

For government funding and incentives, please refer to the Fees & Funding page in the menu above.

OR contact us and one of our experienced support staff can guide you through your options.

Course Fee Payment

A deposit of $1,500.00 is to be paid on enrolment to hold your place on the course, followed by a payment of $900.00 14 days later.

You can also choose to pay by instalments 4 fortnightly payments of $600.00

Visit the Enrol Now button above to view all payment options.

How To Enrol

To enrol, simply:

  1. Click on the Enrol Now Button
  2. Pay your deposit.
  3. Complete the online enrolment form
  4. You will receive an instant email receipt and will be contacted shortly after to complete your course induction and to confirm your booking.

If you need to cancel your course due to an emergency or work, be assured your course enrolment can be transferred to another date, course or person within a 12-month period or, you can apply for a refund in extenuating circumstances. Refer to our refund policy for more information.

Licencing & Regulatory Information

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.

AMSA certification will require :

  • achieving MAR10418 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)
  • a Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency
  • meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D and assessment by an AMSA approved assessor using the AMSA mandated practical assessment (AMPA) conducted on a vessel up to 5.0 m in length.

AMSA certification will require Sea Service :

You need to show you have experience working at sea on board commercial or recreational vessels. You must have completed either:

  • 10 days with a completed AMSA task book
  • 50 days without an AMSA task book, and these can be recreational hours.

If you have completed an AMSA task book you must attach a copy of the seafarer details page to your application.

You need to submit at least one of the following as proof of qualifying sea service:

For more information visit this AMSA link and scroll to the bottom or the page click on New Certificate

Entry Requirements - MAR10418

To gain entry into MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal) candidates require:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills necessary for interpreting regulations and legislation and maintaining relevant records such as writing a sample report.
  • 60 days qualifying sea service
  • An intermediate level of fitness and all students be physically fit to carry out all the roles and responsibilities of a coxswain on a commercial vessel under 12m within 5nm of the coastline with a propulsion power of up to 100kW for inboard engines and unlimited for outboard engines as described under the National Standards for Commercial Vessels – Part D.
  • Students should also be able to swim (any stroke) a minimum of 50 metres fully clothed.
Course Admission Requirements

Language, Literacy, and Numeracy

It is a requirement of this course that all enrolling students undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.


As some of the delivery of the course is on-line and all resources are contained in a dedicated learner portal, students must have access to a computer (with Microsoft Office 365 software).

Note: Students will require basic computer skills to complete the course without disadvantage. This includes how to access the internet, download documents, save files to a hard drive and upload files within the student portal. All students receive a Student Portal learner Guide to getting started.

Course Delivery and Assessment

Our sophisticated education training program and platform offers students the flexibility to study wherever and whenever they can connect to the internet.


As a local or distance learning student, you will receive:

  • Self-paced and self-directed learning via a structured learning plan
  • Access to our online Student Learning Portal, which contains the Structured Learning Plan and includes all learning materials and resources, on-line assessments and practical observation assessments required to complete the course.
  • Directed workplace learning activities (a Task Book completed in the workplace and authenticated by M.T.A)
  • All students have access to a trainer/facilitator via phone (Mon to Fri 0900 – 1700) or for additional support access our state of the art on-line support team via email (at any time).
  • Access to our fleet of training boats when required or as per scheduled practical training dates.

A combination of Practical, Oral and Theory assessments will be undertaken. The assessments may consist of written projects, picture portfolios, quizzes, assignments and exams.

  • Students are allowed three (3) submissions in total (initial submission and two (2) resubmissions).
  • If you are deemed to be Not Competent in a unit (after three theory or three practical assessment attempts or  due to disciplinary action) you will have to re-enrol in that unit and pay the unit enrolment fee.
  • Online completed throughout the program
  • Practical Tasks/Training

Practical Assessment Prior to attending a practical assessment all students:

  • must complete 85% of the theory assessments.
  • must provide a completed task book and/or appropriate sea service.
  • may be required to complete mandatory work placement of 120-days (Sea Service Time). If required a Task Book will be provided upon enrolment.
  • Attend a one-day Practical Assessment. Appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear must be worn at all times while on training vessels.
  • A final practical assessment may not be undertaken prior to the completion of work placement or validation of necessary Sea Service.
Recognition Process

Learners are able to have their competency from prior learning and work experience recognised in this qualification through the following arrangements:


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is recognition of prior learning or skills obtained from previous study or work/life experience. Learners, who through prior learning or experience believe they have gained competence in any of the skill areas, may be granted RPL upon substantiation of that claim.


M.T.A OFFERS RPL on enrolment and the trainer will work with the student to define the potential for a successful application process.

NB: RPL does not give the student a discount in course fees.


Credit Transfer

Students may also apply for a credit transfer upon enrolment.

Learners who have evidence in the form of AQF certification from any other RTO or authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar or from an AQF authorised issuing authority for units of competency relevant to this qualification will be given credit upon enrolment.


Many students undertaking this course may have already completed the four units below as part of another Maritime qualification or as part of the MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set.

  • 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

As these units form part of this course, students who have completed them, will be not be required to attend on the days these units are being delivered (3-day duration).

For more information about the Marine Training Academies Recognition Process please refer to the Student Handbook or email us at

Core Units

The Coxswain Grade 2 certificate is made up of 9 units of competency:

MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)
  • 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
  • MARC037
    Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • 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
  • HLTAID011
    Provide first aid (not included in course timetable – students to provide evidence)
What To Bring


  • Australian Drivers Licence, current passport or birth certificate, Unique Student Identifier (USI)

 Sea Service:

  • Please bring your evidence of qualifying sea service. See the Record of Sea Service Form

 RPL (if applying):

  • Academic transcripts of previous qualifications, CV, letters from employers

Electronic Device:

  • Electronic device capable of doing assessments online e.g. phone, tablet or laptop


  • Work or casual clothes for both theory and practical days


  • Deck shoes, joggers, sandshoes or work boots (no thongs)

 Radio Day:

  • 1 x Passport photo for Marine Radio course

Fight Fire Day:

  • No synthetic outer clothing, socks or underwear
  • Long sleeve ‘cotton’ work shirt
  • Long ‘cotton’ pants or jeans
  • Hair is to be tied back, if applicable

 Sea Survival Day:

  • In-water sea survival clothing to include a t-shirt or shirt plus pants
  • Spare set of clothes to wear after sea survival in water practical
  • Lunch, a bottle of water, large towel, warm jacket, and strong large plastic bag for wet clothes
Course Material

The definitive reference book for the Maritime industry and professional crew is the Australian Boating Manual by Dick Gandy. This is the course text, and your course fees include access to it.

Final Assessment & Certificate of Competency (CoC) Application

Final Assessment

If you have elected to do the AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment (AMPA) here at M.T.A we’ll incorporate it into our course structure so when you’ve completed your course, you’ve completed your final assessment.

Please read the AMSA requirements for the Certificate of competency for this course.

Certificate of Competency (CoC) Application

You will need to submit an Application for a Certificate of Competency (industry licence) to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. This can be completed at any Registered Australia Post Retail Outlet. Please check you’ve met the requirements and complete a 426 application form.

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