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On completion of our certificate II coxswain course you will receive a “Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (NC)” certificate.

Course Dates:

We currently have one Coxswains’ course scheduled, it is a full time courses held over 15 days. The next course is being held from 14 July to 3 August 2016.

All Units of Competency required for Coxswain Grade I are covered in the course, including a LROCP (formally MROCP) radio licence and First Aid certificate. You get the whole certificate course under one roof !


  • Must speak English and have writing, reading and basic maths skills.
  • Note that AMSA require a minimum age of 16 years to issue a licence.

The holder of this certificate can:

(a) Command and operate a vessel <12 m long in inshore waters, carrying passengers and with propulsion power;

  • for an inboard engine – < 500 kW; or
  • for an outboard engine – unlimited; and

(b) Under the same propulsion power limits, command an operate vessel <12m long:

  • as a tender or auxiliary vessel – within 3 nm of a parent vessel in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ);
  • within waters designated for a specific purpose by a state or territory authority which permits holders of this certificate to operate (subject to any conditions that it may impose).

Course Cost:

$3,000.00 (inc. GST)

  • Where applicable, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available.
  • As an AMSA Approved Training Provider the certificate you earn upon completing this course is accepted by AMSA towards the issue of a commercial Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal (NC) Licence.

Training Location:

Russell Street, Noosaville


  • Our Coxswain courses include all the text books and navigation charts required.

Students will need to bring the following:

  • Draftsman’s Compass
  • Soft lead pencils
  • Rubber
  • Chart plotter of parallel rules
  • Calculator
  • 4 Gig memory stick

A Task Book for Seatime Reduction is also available for a small fee.