MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)

If you have a passion for driving boats, why not get paid for it? The marine industry needs competent crew to transport guests and cargo and to provide services, labour and contracts on the waterfront and on the coast.

This qualification is one component of the eligibility criteria to achieve the Coxswain Grade 2 Certificate of Competency which allows you to work in any state or territory in Australia.

This qualification is suitable for people who work, or want to work as a Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal in the maritime industry and command a commercial marine vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 100 kW for an inboard engine

and operate this vessel:

  • in sheltered waters, or
  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), or
  • within 5 nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease


    To be eligible for a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate you must: 

    • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date. 
    • Be able to speak and understand English, including written documents. 
    • Be medically fit for the duties, including eyesight 
    • Gain any needed sea service 
    • Complete training
    • Course Fees and Duration
    • All courses are intense and of short duration to provide time and cost benefits to the students.

      • $1800
      • Long Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) carries an additional charge of the application fee of $90
      • Final assessment & CoC lodgement is an additional fee
      • Course duration is online + 3 days*
      • The course runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day

      For government funding and incentives, please refer to the New South Wales government funding page or the Queensland government funding page.

      Fee Payment

      First payment $1500 is to be paid on enrolment to hold your place on the course. Remainder of course fees are due to be paid in full on course commencement.

      You can pay by credit card, cash or by electronic funds transfer. Instalment payment plans are available upon application.

      Please complete our online commercial course enrolment form. After receiving your enrolment, we will then email you a booking confirmation with a request to pay a deposit to ensure your place on the course.

      Please review the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill requirements for our courses. We will issue you with a LLN test that must be completed prior to course commencement. This test will reveal if you require any extra support through your training and a training plan will be drawn up for you. Please feel free to contact us if you feel you may need extra support.

      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.


      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
      • 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.
      • Certification
      • To receive the full qualification you must demonstrate competency in all units and meet all course requirements including qualification of the required sea service and evidence of completed HLTAID011.

        Competency Not Achieved Assessment Policy allows you to return to attend specified classes to re-sit training and/or assessments at no cost within a 12 month period. Should you not complete the whole course then you will receive a statement of attainment for the units you’ve completed.

        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.

        This course requires you to provide the following evidence prior to certification:*

        • 10 days qualifying sea service on commercial or recreational vessels, AND a completed approved task book;
        • 50 days qualifying sea service on either commercial or recreational vessels.

        *Please note that you are expected to gain this sea service independently.

        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)

        All of our assessments are conducted through online software in class.


        • Credit Transfers (CT) are granted if you have successfully completed a course that contains the same units as the East Coast Marine Training course you've enrolled in. You may apply for a CT by providing evidence in the form of a transcript and if CT is granted, you may be exempted from some or all of the coursework.
        • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is based on your work history, sea time and previous studies. You may apply for RPL if you can provide sufficient evidence with a minimum currency of 5 years. An assessor will make a judgement on the evidence provided and if RPL is granted, you may be exempted from some or all of the coursework. A competency conversation interview may be required as part of your portfolio of evidence.
        • Signing your enrolment form acknowledges your understanding of your rights, obligations and acceptance of East Coast Marine Training's terms and conditions. East Coast Marine Training course costs, timetable, course content, policies and procedures are subject to change without notice. You are required to read the detailed terms and conditions information on our website.

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