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

Certificate 1 in Maritime Operations 
 (Coxswain Grade 2 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 100kW for an inboard engine

  • That is not carrying passengers

  • Operate this vessel:

  • In sheltered waters or

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

  • Within 3 nm from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease

This qualification is part of the regulatory requirements to obtain a Coxswain Grade 2 NC Certificate of Competency (CoC).  For other regulatory requirements relating to the Coxswain Grade 2 NC CoC, please visit the AMSA website to view the current AMSA Guidance Notice http://www.amsa.gov.au.

Course dates and locations:

Duration is nine (9) 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:


$800*  (Port Adelaide) 

POA    (Port Lincoln)

(*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.