seafood & maritime training

Coxswain Navigation

MARH013 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

Aimed at people who wish to complete the navigational component of a Coxswain Grade 1 (NC).

about

This course is for people wishing to complete the navigational component of a Coxswain Grade 1 (NC).

People who successfully complete all requirements of this course will meet the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) training requirement for Coxswain Grade 1 (NC) Restricted to Outboards CoC.

The course is also a requirement for people who are working towards a Coxswain Grade 1 (NC) CoC.

course outline

The course covers topics including:

  • navigational charts, symbols and abbreviations
  • plotting instruments
  • tides and currents, position-fixing
  • plotting course and planning voyages
  • speed, time and distance calculations
  • magnetism, variation, deviation and compass error calculations.

training & assessment

SMT provides training and assessment and activities will include:

  • steering a course and conducting a voyage
  • practical chart work and navigation assessment
  • an assignment on navigational symbols
  • verbal assessment of understanding of navigational actions.

things you need to know

fees

From $ 250

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

prerequisites

This course is designed for participants who already have considerable experience in operating small vessels and wish to hold a Coxswain Grade 1 (NC) CoC.

It is recommended that participants
complete a Maths for Mariners assignment before the course begins as part of preparing for the types of calculations that may be used. If required, SMT can assist with accessing free maths training.

course duration

This is a 2-day course (9am – 5pm)  and includes some practical sessions. 

equipment & materials

All equipment, training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided. Please bring your own writing materials.

your new credentials

If you successfully complete all of the written, practical and verbal assessments, you will receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for:

  • MARH013 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
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