Coxswain Deck

Who is the course for?

This course is for people requiring a commercial licence to skipper a commercial fishing, trading or passenger vessel up to 12 metres in length. This course forms the core of all Coxswain Near Coastal (NC) Certificate of Competency (CoC) and is designed for people who have experience in vessel operations.

People who complete this course and enrol in and complete an Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) Course will meet the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) training requirements for a Coxswain Grade 2 (NC) Certificate of Competency (CoC) Refer to AMSA Guidance Notice Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal (NC) for further information. (The Elements of Shipboard Safety course must be completed before the Coxswain Deck course if you are wishing to complete the Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal Certificate and to avoid having to complete an extra assessment.)

Completion of this course and the units for ESS, Coxswain Navigation, Coxswain Engineering (Diesel) plus a First Aid Qualification (approved by MAST) and Long Range Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP or SROCP) will meet the requirements for a Coxswain Grade 1 (NC) Certificate of Competency (CoC). Refer to AMSA Guidance Notice Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (NC) for further information.

What will I learn?

The course covers deck duties including:

  • rope and wire work;
  • preparing for sea and rough weather;
  • vessel design, construction and stability; berthing duties;
  • manoeuvring and vessel handling in normal and exceptional circumstances;
  • duties in confined waters;
  • anchoring, mooring and towing, machinery and equipment;
  • COLREGS and IALA buoyage;
  • types of emergencies and general responses;
  • weather and outboards

How will I be trained and assessed?

Training is conducted in MAST-approved training venues and vessels. Assessment is conducted during these training sessions. All training and assessment is conducted by MAST-approved trainers and assessors.

Assessment activities will include:

  • written assessments* of underpinning knowledge;
  • verbal assessments of understanding of actions to be taken during routine, emergency and exceptional circumstances; and
  • demonstration of practical skills and knowledge

How long is the course?

This is a 5 day course (9am – 5pm on the classroom days). The final boating practical session on the last day of the course, you will only be required to attend between 1 – 2 hours to complete this practical, the time will be negotiated between your class and trainer.

Note: Participants are required to do some self-study before the course. STT will provide materials from which participants are required to learn lights, shapes and sound signals before the course.

Who can do the course?

There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however the course is designed for participants who have considerable experience in operating small vessels. It is a requirement of MAST that participants complete an Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) before a Coxswain Deck course assessment if a CoC is to be issued.

What sort of credential(s) do I get if I complete the course?

Participants who successfully complete all of the assessments receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • MARC005 Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • MARI001 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARJ001 Follow environmental work practices
  • MARK001 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARN002 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

MAST on behalf of AMSA will issue a Coxswain Grade 1 or 2 (NC) Certificate of Competence to participants who have completed all assessments and meet all AMSA requirements. To be eligible to apply for an AMSA CoC at the end of the course, participants must have completed and submitted the following documents to STT at least two weeks before the course begins:

  • evidence of having completed a AMSA-approved Elements of Shipboard Safety course;
  • an AMSA Application for a Qualifying Sea Service Assessment;
  • an AMSA Application for a Certificate of Competency form;
  • an AMSA Sea Service Declaration form;
  • an AMSA Self Declaration Medical of Medical Fitness form;
  • an AMSA Eyesight Test Certificate form; and
  • a certified Date of Birth Identification (Drivers licence and Birth Certificate or Passport).

    Note 1: Participants, who have completed this course prior to an Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) course or meeting MAST CoC requirements, will be required by MAST to complete a further MAST assessment before a CoC can be issued.

What do I need to bring to the training sessions?

All of the equipment, training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by STT. Participants must bring their own writing materials and their own work-style clothing and enclosed footwear appropriate to the forecast weather conditions.

Risks

Risks associated with this course include:

  • Heavy ropes
  • Working on and manoeuvring a vessel
  • Working with water
  • Heavy or unstable equipment
  • Electrical equipment

What do I need to bring to the training sessions?

All of the equipment, training materials and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by STT. Participants must bring their own writing materials and their own work-style clothing and enclosed footwear appropriate to the forecast weather conditions.
5 Day course including a boating practical.

For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State, Growth, Tasmania.

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Course Dates

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Start Date Location Cost
Mon 27th Nov 2017 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,297.15 Apply
Mon 4th Dec 2017 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,297.15 Apply
Mon 29th Jan 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 26th Feb 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 9th Apr 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 7th May 2018 at 9:00AM Strahan Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 28th May 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 18th Jun 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 16th Jul 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 20th Aug 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 27th Aug 2018 at 9:00AM Smithton Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 17th Sep 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 8th Oct 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 29th Oct 2018 at 9:00AM St Helens Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 12th Nov 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply
Mon 3rd Dec 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $1,314.15 Apply