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MAR20318

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

Get a head start on your career in the maritime industry with this entry-level course. This qualification is the minimum required skills to become a coxswain of commercial vessels up to 12m long.

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TIME 4 weeks / Full Time NEXT START DATE 06 Jun 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$750
Subsidised
$1,385
Full Fee
$3,910
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Course overview

Embark upon your maritime career with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the entry-level skills required kick start your career in a number of roles such as coxswain grade 1, linesperson or deckhand.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the marine transport sector is expected to experience growth in the coming years. They anticipate there will be around 2,000 job openings for marine transport professionals over the next five years with around 30 per cent of these roles located in Queensland. 

This course is the minimum requirement to operate and maintain auxiliary marine engine systems, plan and navigate a passage, and operate inboard and outboard motors. You'll learn a set of core competencies including survival at sea using a craft, and work health and safety requirements.

Successfully completing this course will allow you to establish a career on the seas. This qualification is a necessary component of your application to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for a certificate of completion as a coxswain grade 1 near coastal.

What can I do?

  • Deck Hand/Master (Vessels up to 12m)
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3
  • Linesperson
  • Coxswain Grade 1

Course outcome:

MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Technology

When you choose to study this qualification at TAFE Queensland you’ll have access to an extensive range of state-of-the-art training resources including full mission bridge simulator and the emergency response training simulator.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below. 

You will be given up to 3 months to complete all MAR20318 Certificate II in Marine Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) assessments (tutorials are available).

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID003
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, include community and workplace settings.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide first aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARB027
    Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARB027
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform basic maintenance and servicing of main propulsion units and auxiliary systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC037
    Operate inboard and outboard motors
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC037
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate inboard and outboard motors, and to diagnose basic faults.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate inboard and outboard motors

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARC038
    Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
    UNIT CODE :
    MARC038
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely operate the main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems on a vessel <12 m in length.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF027
    Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF027
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF028
    Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF028
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply defined policies and procedures when carrying out fire minimisation procedures and fighting a fire on board a vessel. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF029
    Meet work health and safety requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF029
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to follow defined work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures to ensure the safety of self, others on board and the vessel. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW in waters to the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Meet work health and safety requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF030
    Survive at sea using survival craft
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF030
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea using survival craft. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Survive at sea using survival craft

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARH013
    Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
    UNIT CODE :
    MARH013
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to conduct the passage of a vessel up to 12 metres within the 15nautical mile (nm) limit; it includes using the range of equipment found on a vessel to plan and safely conduct the passage.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARI003
    Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
    UNIT CODE :
    MARI003
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply current Commonwealth, state and territory Acts, legislation, codes of practice and other publications pertaining to the safe operation of a vessel up to 12 m in length.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARJ006
    Follow environmental work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MARJ006
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify environmental issues and to apply organisational policies and procedures to minimise environmental threats.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARK007
    Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
    UNIT CODE :
    MARK007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manoeuvre a vessel up to 12 metres in length. This includes the ability to berth, moor, anchor and manoeuvre a vessel during emergencies.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARN008
    Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
    UNIT CODE :
    MARN008
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply practical seamanship skills and techniques as part of work duties aboard a vessel up to12 m in length.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
06 Jun 2022
4 weeks
Full time: 5 days per week. 8:30am to 4:30pm plus First Aid
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $750
  • Subsidised: $1,385
  • Full fee: $3,910
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
18 Jul 2022
4 weeks
Full time: 5 days per week. 8:30am to 4:30pm plus First Aid
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $750
  • Subsidised: $1,385
  • Full fee: $3,910
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
22 Aug 2022
4 weeks
Full time: 5 days per week. 8:30am to 4:30pm plus First Aid
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $750
  • Subsidised: $1,385
  • Full fee: $3,910
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
04 Oct 2022
4 weeks
Full time: 5 days per week. 8:30am to 4:30pm plus First Aid
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $750
  • Subsidised: $1,385
  • Full fee: $3,910
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
14 Nov 2022
4 weeks
Full time: 5 days per week. 8:30am to 4:30pm plus First Aid
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $750
  • Subsidised: $1,385
  • Full fee: $3,910

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Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) (MAR20318)

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

COURSE CODE: MAR20318
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

In order to work on domestic commercial vessel, you must obtain a Certificate of Competency from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The Marine Radio Operator's VHF Skill Set (Short range) unit MARC044 is a requirement and is delivered by the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC). Please refer to the GBRIMC website for radio course information.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you:-

  • are aged 16 years or older by the course commencement date; and
  • have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent) with sound achievement in English and Mathematics; or
  • are of mature age
Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network. It is also recommended that you have access to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Guidance Notes.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. For Elements of Shipboard Safety this includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including non synthetic/flammable clothing, safety glasses, and enclosed shoes. You will not be permitted to attend any classes without appropriate footwear. For wet drills you also require clothes to get wet in (similar to work clothes, but no wet suits), a second set of clothes (to change into), a towel, sunscreen, and hat. For fire drills you require a long sleeve shirt, long pants, sunglasses and enclosed shoes.

You are also required to bring a calculator, 2B pencils, eraser, notebook and pens.

Need to know

Maritime licensing requirements:
To obtain a Certificate of Competency from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) please visit the AMSA website for information.

Licensing / Regulatory information:
Please refer to MAR20318 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal).


Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by MAR20321 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) , as of 14 October 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 13 October 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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