seafood & maritime training

Coxswain Deck

Coxswain Near Coastal (NC) Certificate of Competency (CoC).

Designed for people requiring a commercial licence to skipper a commercial fishing, trading or passenger vessel up to 12m in length.

about

This course is for people requiring a commercial licence to skipper a commercial fishing, trading or passenger vessel up to 12 metres in length not carrying passengers in sheltered waters and forms the core of all Coxswain Near Coastal (NC) & Certificate of Competency (CoC).

course outline

The course covers topics 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

training & assessment

SMT provides all the training and assessment and activities will include:

  • written assessments of underpinning knowledge
  • verbal assessments of understanding of actions to be taken during routine, emergency and exceptional circumstances
  • demonstration of practical skills and knowledge whilst on board a vessel and in a simulated environment.

 

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part D—Crew Competencies requires that a seafarer pass a final assessment prior to the issue of a certificate of competency – learn more here.

things you need to know

fees

From $ 750

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

prerequisites

This course is designed for people who already have considerable experience in vessel operations.

course duration

This is a 5-day course (9am – 5pm on the classroom days).

The final boating practical session which is on the last day of the course, you will only be required to attend for 1-2 hours to complete this practical, the time will be determined and communicated to you during the course.

equipment & materials

All of the equipment, training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by SMT.

Participants must bring their own writing materials and their own work-style clothing and enclosed footwear appropriate to the forecast weather conditions.

Note: SMT will provide materials from which participants are required to learn lights, shapes and
sound signals as part of self-study before the course

your new credentials

Participants who successfully complete all of the written, verbal and practical assessments will receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • MARI003 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARJ006 Follow environmental work practices
  • MARK007 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARN008 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

 

If you have also completed the Elements of Shipboard safety, the combination of these units and coxswain deck units will make you eligible to receive a MAR10418 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal).

If you have completed the Elements of Shipboard Safety, First Aid, Navigation and Engineering, the combination of these units and the deck units will make you eligible to receive a MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal).

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