Maritime Industry Pathway Program

for Year 11 & 12 Students
Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal
Certificate II in Maritime Operations
Course Duration & Fees:

About the course:

The course prepares young and enthusiastic members of the community with a range of entry level maritime skills. The course adds 60 points towards South Australian Certificate of Education and is offered  currently at campuses in Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Northern Territory.

This qualification is offered by AMFA to students who are 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 will assist students to fast track their maritime career as either an engineer or deck officer.

Entry requirements:

  • Students must be Australian citizens and at least 16 years of age at the starting date of the course.  Students are expected to have undertaken the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy testing through their associated school.

  • Students must complete a Form A and submit to the appropriate VET coordinator prior to undertaking the training.

If you undertake this course as part of vocational education pathway through SACE there may be a VET Fee incurred. This is GST free and paid to your home school - see

Possible career pathways:
  • Marine Engineer 

  • Naval Architect

  • Marine Surveyor

  • Shipyard Manager

  • Oceanographer

  • Logisitics Manager

  • Marine Biologist 

  • Environmental Engineer

  • Hydrographic Surveyor

  • Maritime Lawyer

  • Ship's Captain (Master)

  • Ship's Agent

  • Electrician

  • Electrical Fitter

  • Welder

  • Metal Fabricator

  • Plumber

  • Instrument Fitter

  • Painter

  • Mechanical Fitter

  • Joiner

  • Coxswain

  • Dive Boat Operator

  • Shipping Pilot

  • Fork Lift Operator

  • Deck Hand

  • Crane Operator

  • Customs Officer

  • Ship's Officer

  • Chief Steward

  • Laboratory Technician

  • Fishing Vessel Skipper

  • Ferry Chief Engineer

  • Marine Cook

More information:

Adelaide please visit or AMFA’s Tanita Rodgers on (08) 8303 2780 or via

Eyre Peninsula please contact AMFA’s Port Lincoln campus on (08) 8683 4888 or via

Northern Territory please contact Jessica Wilmot via 

Port Adelaide Campus

20 North Parade,

Port Adelaide. S.A 5015

(08) 8303 2780


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Port Lincoln Campus

9 North Quay Blvd

Port Lincoln  S.A 5606

(08) 8683 4888