Port Adelaide Campus

20 North Parade,

Port Adelaide. S.A 5015

(08) 8303 2780

Email: info@afa.edu.au

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Port Lincoln Campus

9 North Quay Blvd

Port Lincoln  S.A 5606

(08) 8683 4888

Email: mswalue@afa.edu.au

Darwin Campus

Level 1, Darwin Ship Stores Building

Fishermans Place N.T. 0800

(08) 8981 9874

0493 845 507

Email: cfrancis@afa.edu.au

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

This qualification is offered by AMFA to people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to command a commercial marine vessel:

  • Up to 12 metres in length

  • With propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500kW for an inboard engine


Carry passengers on this vessel:

  • Inshore or

  • As a tender or auxiliary vessel within 3 nautical miles (nm) of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)


This qualification is part of the regulatory requirements to obtain a Coxswain Grade 1 NC Certificate of Competency (CoC).  For other regulatory requirements relating to the Coxswain Grade 1 NC CoC, please visit the AMSA website to view the current AMSA Guidance Notice http://www.amsa.gov.au


Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) and a Statement of Attainment from the AMFA. 

Course dates and locations:

Duration is thirteen (13) days without the MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set

Please refer to the MARSS00008 course information sheet for more detailed information on this component.

Classes are generally held between the hours of 8.30am– 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Full attendance is required. 

Some out of hours study will be required.

Course fees:


Port Adelaide   $800*

Port Lincoln      POA

(*Subsidised price - Under the South Australian Government's Work Ready initiative you must check your eligibility by visiting http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/ to determine what government subsidies may be available for your training. Once you have established your eligibility please contact our friendly Client Services Team to enrol.



Costs include all initial assessment fees, learner guides and textbook.  Participants will need to present in appropriate work wear, including footwear.