Coxswain grade 2 near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.
This certificate of competency lets you Command and operate a vessel less than 12 metres in sheltered waters.

This certificate 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 100 kilowatts. 
    • In sheltered waters or within 5 nautical miles from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease. 
    • As a tender or auxiliary vessel operating within 3 nautical miles of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone. 
  • Undertake the duties and perform the functions of a Coxswain Grade 3 NC

Eligibility 

To be eligible for a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate you must: 

  • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date. 
  • Be able to speak and understand English, including written documents. 
  • Be medically fit for the duties, including eyesight 
  • Gain any needed sea service 
  • Complete training 

For more information, select what you need to apply for below. 

Syllabus 

Important disclaimer

These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2022. This document has 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:

Renewal of Certificate

A Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate of competency is generally valid for five years. To keep working using your certificate you need to renew it every five years. 

What do I need to do? 

To renew your certificate you will need to: 

Endorsements and restrictions

You may apply for the following endorsements to your certificate: 

  • command and operate the engines of a vehicular ferry-in-chains attached to the shore by a cable 
  • command a vessel with inboard propulsion power up to 500 kilowatts

Endorsement to command and operate the engines of a vehicular ferry-in-chains attached to the shore by a cable 

What do I need to do? 

If you want to get this endorsement at the same time as your certificate, you can add this to your application form for a new certificate. You will need to include the sea service laid out below with your application. 

If you are adding this endorsement to a current certificate you will need to: 

 

Endorsement to command a vessel with inboard propulsion power up to 500 kilowatts 

What do I need to do? 

To obtain an endorsement to command a vessel with inboard propulsion power up to 500 kilowatts you will need to: 

 

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: 

 

Equivalent certificate

If you hold a pre National Law certificate that we consider equivalent we will give you a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate. If your certificate is restricted to operating within daylight hours only, your new certificate will have the same restriction.

What do I need to do?

To get a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal you will need to:

Last updated: 

Friday 6 January 2023