Coxswain grade 1 near coastal
Coxswain grade 1 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency.
The Coxswain grade 1 near coastal is issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.
What will this certificate allow me to do?
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:
- in inshore waters (refer to National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part B—General requirements) or designated waters (under state or territory waterway management legislation)
- as a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone.
Am I eligible?
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.
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.