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

Course Code MAR20318
Locations Portland
Study Mode Part-time
Length 1 year
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable 3, 1-week workshops plus further self directed study as required
Course Overview
Introduction

This qualification is suitable for people who wish to work as a Coxswain Grade 1 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 500 kW for an inboard engine
  • carry passengers on this vessel inshore or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

What will I Learn?

The areas of knowledge required of a Coxswain included in our course, Vessel Survey Categories and areas of operation, Safety Management Systems, Manoeuvring a vessel , Anchoring Fight & Extinguish Fires Survival at Sea, Splicing, Knots, Hitches and Seamanship Skills, Basic Meteorology and Tidal knowledge, Basic Vessel Stability, Operating Deck Equipment (Lifting Gear and Anchor winches), Environmental Regulations,, Knowledge of Marine Engines, Fuel, Cooling, Fire, Bilge and Deck Wash Pumping Systems, Knowledge of Engine Start Up & Shut Down procedures, Knowledge of Low Voltage Electrical systems.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

This training leads to a Regulator (AMSA) approved Certification.

Certification will require achievement of the MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) with South West TAFE, qualifying sea service and completed Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved task book or qualifying sea service, AMSA final assessment, an appropriate radio certificate of proficiency and an AMSA approved first aid certificate; people seeking certification should check with AMSA at completion of the training as to current requirements.

Employment opportunities exist in the tourism, fishing, and commercial maritime industries.

Pathways

This level of qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal as defined by the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D.

Completion of this qualification give some credits to for units in other higher level MMaritimequalifications (Certificate 3, Certificate 4 and Diploma).

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 12 units of competency.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $50.00
MARB027 Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems 40 $0.00
MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors 35 $0.00
MARC038 Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems 30 $0.00
MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment 35 $0.00
MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel 30 $200.00
MARF029 Meet work health and safety requirements 30 $0.00
MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft 15 $20.00
MARH013 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres 50 $0.00
MARI003 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres 40 $0.00
MARJ006 Follow environmental work practices 35 $0.00
MARK007 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres 80 $120.00
MARN008 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres 55 $0.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Fees
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,815.00
Concession rate $565.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $6,040.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $420.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.