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Coxswain grade 1 near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.

Coxswain grade 1 near a domestic certificate of competency that will allow you to command, and operate the engines of, a vessel less than 12 metres long.

The Coxswain grade 1 near coastal will allow you to command, and operate the engines of, a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 500 kilowatts:

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Coxswain grade 1 near coastal certificate you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age on the certificate issue date.
  • Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.

The Coxswain grade 1 near coastal is issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.

Syllabus

Coxswain grade 1 near coastal syllabus

Important disclaimer

These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013 and National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D—Crew competencies. These documents have full details of the eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.

New certificate

What do I need to do?

To obtain this certificate you will need to:

Certificate revalidation

A Coxswain grade 1 near coastal certificate of competency expires five years after it is issued or revalidated. To keep working using your certificate you need to revalidate it every five years.

Endorsements and restrictions

Remove a daylight hours only restriction

If you have a restriction on your certificate you may apply to have the restriction removed.

What do I need to do?

To remove a daylight hours restriction you will need to:

Remove a sheltered waters restriction

What do I need to do?

To remove a sheltered waters restriction you will need to:

Remove a less than 100 kilowatts inboard propulsion restriction

What do I need to do?

To remove less than 100 kilowatts inboard propulsion restriction you will need to:

Equivalent certificate

If you hold a Coxswain certificate, issued by a state or the Northern Territory, we will give you a Coxswain grade 1 near coastal certificate of competency.

If your Coxswain certificate is restricted to outboard propulsion power, your Coxswain grade 1 certificate of competency will be restricted to less than 100 kilowatts inboard propulsion power and unlimited outboard power. If your Coxswain certificate has any other restriction or an endorsement your Coxswain grade 1 certificate of competency will have the same endorsement or restriction.

What do I need to do?

To get a Coxswain grade 1 near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Friday 12 October 2018