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Coxswain grade 2 near coastal

This is a domestic qualification for operating in Australian waters.

Command and operate engines of a vessel less than 12 metres not carrying passengers 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.

If you have a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate, you are not allowed to operate a vessel carrying passengers unless you are endorsed to do so.

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.
  • Meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.

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

Coxswain grade 2 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.

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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.

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What do I need to do?

To obtain this certificate you will need to:

Certificate revalidation

A Coxswain grade 2 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.

What do I need to do?

To revalidate your certificate you will need to:

Endorsements and restrictions

You may apply for the following endorsements to your certificate:

  • Endorsement to command a vessel that is carrying passengers
  • Endorsement to command a vessel with inboard propulsion power up to 500 kilowatts

Endorsement to command a vessel that is carrying passengers

What do I need to do?

To obtain an endorsement to command a vessel that is carrying passengers 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:

Related information

If you would like to find out more about endorsements, refer to the National Regulator Endorsements Approval 2014.

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 Coxswain inland waters certificate of competency we will give you a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate. Any restrictions or endorsements that your certificate has will transfer to your new certificate.

What do I need to do?

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

Last updated: 

Wednesday 7 November 2018