There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
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
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(supplied), and enclosed shoes. You will not be permitted to attend any classes without appropriate closed 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), swimmers, 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 your own Navigation instruments (Parallel Ruler, Technical Drawing Compass and Dividers - these are required for chart work), calculator (not a mobile phone), 2B pencils, eraser, notebook and pens.
Need to know
The First Aid unit is not delivered during the four week course. For students requiring this unit, please contact Client Services on 1300 308 233 (option 5) for course dates. A student who does not have the required First Aid unit at the completion of their course will not be eligible for their qualification. If you have already completed the First Aid unit you must provide a current academic transcript to show you have completed the required unit.
Maritime licensing requirements
Upon successful completion of MAR20321 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Grade 1 Near Coastal) and meeting all Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements you may apply to AMSA for a Certificate of Competency Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal.
Please visit the AMSA website for information.
Licensing / Regulatory information
Please refer to MAR20321 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)