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

( Maritime Operations & Engineering )
Course code: J711
National ID: MAR20313

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time; Part-time
International No
University Pathway No
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 - 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).

Coxswain's can gain employment in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, fisheries, fishing, tourism and aquaculture.

Dates for 2016

22nd January - 4th March

22nd April - 3rd June

1st August - 9th September

17th October - 25th November

Course Content
The course is run over 6 weeks and contains the following components:

  • Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS)                        
  • Senior First Aid (SFA)
  • Radio Operators Ticket (MROCP)
  • Nautical Knowledge Engineering Knowledge

Maritime Application
To work in the Maritime industry you will be required to meet the requirements for your state marine authority, the Department of Transport (DoT), for a Certificate of Competency as a Coxswain.

The Coxswain Certificate of Competency is a combined Command/Engineer certificate which entitles the holder to:

  • Command a vessel less than 10 metres in length (less than 12 metres with exemption), up to Inshore Limits; and
  • To perform the duty of engineer on a vessel with engines less than 250 kW, up to Inshore Limits.

Please see the following link for more information: http://nationalsystem.amsa.gov.au/factsheets.php

Study Plan


Unit Code Title
WH848 Plan And Navigate A Passage For A Vessel Up To 12 Metres

Ohs And Environment

Unit Code Title
WH833 Meet Work Health And Safety Requirements
WH860 Follow Environmental Work Practices


Unit Code Title
WH795 Perform Basic Servicing And Maintenance Of Main Propulsion Unit And Auxiliary Systems
WH812 Operate Inboard And Outboard Motors
WH813 Operate Main Propulsion Unit And Auxiliary Systems


Unit Code Title
WH858 Comply With Regulations To Ensure Safe Operation Of A Vessel Up To 12 Metres


Unit Code Title
WH864 Handle A Vessel Up To 12 Metres
WH878 Apply Seamanship Skills Aboard A Vessel Up To 12 Metres


Unit Code Title
WH829 Apply Basic Survival Skills In The Event Of Vessel Abandonment
WH830 Follow Procedures To Minimise And Fight Fires On Board A Vessel
WH832 Survive At Sea Using Survival Craft

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Enrolment Type​
Tuition/Course Fee
Resource Fee 
Concession  Fee

Total Fee
General Training $1,597.20 $1,632.89 Check your eligibility ​ $3,230.09
Apprentice/Trainee  $1,059.30
$1,632.89 Check your eligibility ​ $2,692.19

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Wa Maritime Training Ctre S1
Wa Maritime Training Ctre S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

If you wish to confirm the accuracy of any of the information listed, please contact us.​

Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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