Coxswain Engineering (Diesel)

Who is the course for?

This course is for people who hold a Coxswain Grade 2 (NC) CoC and wish to operate a 100Kw up to 500kW inboard propulsion commercial vessel up to 12 metres in length within inshore waters.

People who complete this course will meet the Australian Maritime Safety Authorities (AMSA) training requirement for a Coxswain Grade 2 (NC) 500kW inboard propulsion power CoC. The course is also a requirement for people who are working towards a Coxswain Grade 1 (NC) CoC. (Refer to AMSA Guidance Notice Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (NC) for further information)

What will I learn?

The course includes:

  • routine checks and operation of propulsion machinery, ancillary equipment and other mechanical equipment in small vessels;
  • general responses to mechanical emergencies and malfunctions;
  • water-cooling and bilge-pumping arrangements;
  • use and care of low-voltage electrical systems;
  • precautions when charging batteries;
  • fire prevention and actions on a small vessel; refuelling precautions; auxiliary systems

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;
  • engineering practical assessment; and
  • demonstrations of practical skills and knowledge in simulated workplace activities

How long is the course?

This is a 3 day course (9am – 5pm), including boating practical sessions.

Who can do the course?

This course is designed for participants with considerable experience in operating small vessels and who hold a Coxswain Grade 2 (NC) CoC. More information about the course is available from the STT office or MAST.

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

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

  • MARB002 Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • MARC006 Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

In addition to meeting all AMSA requirements, participants must lodge a completed AMSA Application form for a Certificate of Competency prior to the first day of the course.

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, own work-style clothing and enclosed footwear appropriate to the forecast weather conditions.


Risks associated with this course include:

  • exposure of sun

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 30th Jul 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $432.00 Apply
Mon 13th Aug 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $432.00 Apply
Wed 5th Sep 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $432.00 Apply
Mon 15th Oct 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $432.00 Apply
Mon 19th Nov 2018 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $432.00 Apply