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MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations
(Coxswain Grade 1 NC)
Duration: 10 weekdays plus sea time

Course Information

All you need to know about this course can be found in our Coxswain Certificate II Grade 1 NC course information booklet or AMSA Guidance Notes.

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Why choose us?

Our mission is to provide exceptional maritime training that creates real employment outcomes for our students.

  • We train on the water
    Both our campuses are conveniently located close to waterways so you can walk out of the classroom and onto a vessel for practical, on-board training.
  • You can study full-time or part-time
    You have the choice to study your course all in one go or do it in blocks of time so it’s convenient for whenever you can get the time off work. Talk to us and we’ll make a plan that works for you.
  • Pay as you go with flexible payment plans
    You can pay your course fees in full or by instalments over the term of your course duration.
  • We have a Job Register
    When you graduate you’ll be automatically added to our Job Register and emailed when positions become vacant in the industry, providing you opportunities for part-time and full-time work.
  • We have more course intakes
    Regular courses are scheduled every month in Sydney and bi-monthly in Tweed Heads We also offer the option to complete your course in two or more blocks of learning over a period of time, so you’re always able to fit a course in around your work commitments.
  • Trainers are experienced seafarers
    Our trainers are experienced seafarers and industry experts. Class sizes are small and courses tailored to the group, so you receive individualised, expert attention to help you get through your course.
  • Under new management since 2013
    Since taking over Sea School, we’ve had over 400 graduates successfully complete our courses. We are an AMSA compliant, quality-driven RTO that offers you the best training and career pathways.

Who is this Certificate for?

MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

This qualification is suitable for people who 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
  • and carry passengers on this vessel

and operate this vessel:

  • inshore
  • within waters designated for a specific purpose by a state or territory authority which permits holders of this certificate to operate (subject to any conditions that it may impose)
  • or as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)

Certificate of Competency Crew Licences Coxswain Grade 1

In addition to successful completion of Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requires students to be at least 16 years old and successfully complete each of the following:

Passing your final assessment

Completing our course doesn’t guarantee you’ll pass the AMSA final assessment to get your certificate of competency. Passing the exam depends on how much study you’re prepared do, your performance on the day and your confidence.

Let us know when you’re ready to book your final assessment so we can schedule a FREE pre-oral revision session with a trainer in person or over the phone to help you prepare.

To apply for a certificate of competency visit either the NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) or Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) who will process your application on AMSA’s behalf.

People seeking certification should contact the marine regulators, Australian Maritime Safety Authority: Head Office phone: +61 2 6279 5000 (8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday EST) or visit the website

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Just wanted to thank you and your staff at Sea School. I have over 20 years experience in the teaching profession and work closely with Macquarie Uni & UTS and I can certainly say that your methods of teaching were spot on.

Craig Mitchell, Managing Director, Sydney Harbour Bookings

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