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Coxswain Vessel Operations and Environmental Practice Skill Set

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This Skill Set is a fundamental component of both the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 near Coastal) and Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1) qualifications.

This course covers all of the necessary points to safely operate and manoeuvre a vessel to 12m in length following domestic regulations.

This course is rigorous and students will learn to: 
  • Apply regulations, laws and codes of conduct required to operate a commercial vessel
  • Handle and manoeuvre a vessel in varying conditions and emergencies
  • Tow and be towed safely
  • Secure a vessel and apply ropes and knots to different situations
  • Understand and maintain different propulsion systems and their application
  • Check the condition and seaworthiness of a vessel and identify engine faults
  • Refuel 

The final day of the course will consist of the Coxswain Environmental Practice Skill Set as applicable to the Coxswain Grade 2, Coxswain Grade 1 and MED II qualifications.


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2021.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Lower fees, local skills price

Full fee: $422.05
Concession: $211.15

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Semester 2

When 26 - 30 July, 2021
Where Broome Campus
How On campus

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