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

National ID: MAR20318 | State ID: BDU0

Are you ready to pursue at career at sea?

The Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Command a vessel less than 12m in length carrying passengers and has less than 500kw of power for an inboard engine (however outboards are unlimited)
  • Operate a vessel within waters designated by the Department of Transport (DOT)

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Nautical Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF521
  • Engineering Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF522
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Marine Radio Operators Handbook

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Coxswain AMPA

Upon completion of a maritime qualification, participants must complete an AMSA mandated practical assessment - Coxswain AMPA. The National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D - Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency. For more information, please click here.

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Job opportunities
  • Fishing boat driver
  • Water taxi driver
  • Tourist craft driver
  • Fisheries officer
How to apply
Local student - all study modes

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High school students

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International students

Please apply through TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) by clicking here.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Available all year

Qualification details


Fees and charges


Duration 6 months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
How Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
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Page last updated October 21, 2020