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  • MAR20318

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

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Deck Hand/Master (Vessels up to 12m)
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3
  • Linesperson
  • Coxswain Grade 1
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MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units from the list below. Students are given up to 3 months to complete all MAR20318 assessments (tutorials are available).

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
MARB027
Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARC037
Operate inboard and outboard motors
MARC038
Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
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
MARH013
Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland