Who is the course for?
What will I learn?
The course includes a working knowledge of:
- navigational charts, symbols and abbreviations;
- plotting instruments;
- tides and currents;
- plotting course and planning voyages;
- speed, time and distance calculations; and
- magnetism, variation, deviation and compass error calculations.
How will I be trained and assessed?
Training is conducted in MAST-approved venues. Assessment is conducted during the training sessions. All training and assessment is conducted by MAST-approved trainers and assessors. Assessment activities will include:
- steering a course (assessed during Coxswain Deck Course);
- practical assessment exercises; and
- an assignment on navigational symbols.
How long is the course?
This is a 2 day course (9am – 5pm), including practical sessions. Participants are required to complete a Maths for Mariners assignment before the course begins. This assignment is available from STT and STT staff can assist with accessing free maths training if required.
Who can do the course?
This course is designed for participants who have considerable experience in operating small vessels and wish to hold a Coxswain Grade 1 (NC) CoC. More information about Coxswain Grade 1 (NC) is available from the STT office or MAST.
What sort of credential(s) do I get if I complete the course?
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.
For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State, Growth, Tasmania.