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Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

National Course Code: MAR20313

TAFE NSW Course Number: MAR20313-01V01

Nominal Hours: 420

Full Fee: $5,470
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,210

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

This qualification is suitable for people who work as a Coxswain Grade 1 Near
Coastal in the maritime industry and:
- Command a commercial marine vessel that is up to 12 metres in length with
propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kw for an
inboard engine;
- Carry passengers on a vessel for inshore or as a tender or auxiliary vessel
within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic
zone (EEZ).


Practical Test Selection Jul - Dec 2018

This qualification was recently updated. If you do not complete this superseded qualification- MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) before 08/06/2019, you will be transferred into the replacement qualification- MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) for the remainder of your enrolment period.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Although there are no academic entry requirements to enrol in this TAFE qualification, there are other requirements that you must satisfy in order to obtain the AMSA Certificate of Competency (license) which will enable you to apply for work in the Maritime Industry. Students need to be aware that for some qualifications there may be a pathway prerequisite to achieve the AMSA Certificate of Competency (licensing).

Other requirements may include: be at least 16 years of age, holding a current First Aid certificate, holding a marine Radio Operators Certificate, satisfactory completion of an eyesight and medical test as well as satisfying sea service requirements. Please see the AMSA website Domestic Commercial Vessels - Seafarers and Qualifications information at www.amsa.gov.au for further information.

As a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal in the maritime industry.

MARC006 Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARF005 Survive at sea using survival craft
MARK001 Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
MARF001 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARH001 Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
MARN002 Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
MARB002 Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARI001 Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
MARC005 Operate inboard and outboard motors
MARF004 Meet work health and safety requirements
MARJ001 Follow environmental work practices

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Computer/ Internet access
You will need a computer or tablet computer (eg IPad) with internet access to access the OLS student website and online PDF resources. PDF/ Word resources can be downloaded to your device so that you do not always need to be connected to the Internet to continue with your study. Navigation Charts and plotting instruments
For Navigation studies you will need to buy charts AUS 802 and 252 as well as navigational instruments which include; parallel rulers, drawing compass, 2b pencils and eraser. Charts AUS 802 and 252 are available from Boat Books for $25 for TAFE DIGITA students. Navigational instruments can also be purchased from Boat books or from your local marine chandlery.
Boatbooks www.boatbooks-aust.com.au Texts
Many resources are provided however for additional reading we suggest you purchase the ‘Australian Boating Manual (5th Ed) by Capt. Dick Gandy, Ocean Publications, Sydney. This is available to purchase in hard copy or PDF version
Australian Boating Manual (5th Ed) www.australianboatingmanual.com Practical assessment
Practical assessment is required for this course. TAFE DIGITAL provides practical assessment days in Sydney for an additional fee. TAFE DIGITA does not require you to come to Sydney to complete your practical assessment, however if you choose to complete your practical assessment elsewhere you will need to find someone suitably qualified to assess you and a suitable vessel in Commercial Survey to be assessed on. An assessor will need to hold a certificate of Competency one level above the level they are assessing and also hold current training & assessment qualifications. If the one assessor does not hold both qualifications a second assessor must also be present. Note that you will also be responsible for any fees you incur in completing your practical assessment elsewhere.
Your learning materials are largely provided to you in electronic format on the student OLS support website.
You may also receive some hard copy resources
This qualification is completed by satisfactorily completing a variety of assessment tasks including - assignments, on line quizzes, written supervised tests and practical assessments.

The OLS student support website details which resources you need to study and which assessments you need to complete in order to pass each unit. If you currently hold a lower grade maritime qualification or have experience in the maritime field you may be eligible for recognition for some of your course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,010
Second qualification$1,210
Non-government subsidised fee$5,470

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges, please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol Now button. You may also enrol over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601

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