Coxswain Grade 1

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY

Done via correspondence and on your work site, utilizing your equipment and on your vessel

Coxswain Grade 2

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY

Courses are held On Demand every single day – to fit in with you, 7 days a week.

Exemption 38 (not Coxswain Grade 3, which doesnt yet exist)

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It is being called “Exemption 38” until the Grade 3 is formally released by AMSA.

You study the Theory via Correspondence in your own time, we send you a boxed Kit.

Then you come in (or a trainer can come to you anywhere in Australia) for 1-2 days of Practical training and assessment.

The theory is simply ‘study this, then answer this question‘ so if you know the answers already you can finish much faster. Sort of a RPL blended learning system.

We operate 7 days a week, so you can do the final practical and exam when it suits you. No minimum class numbers, no waiting for other people, do it at your own speed.

All our trainers are active Masters in the Maritime industry, so the course is realistic and made for students of a range of abilities and aptitudes.

Exemption 38 (not Coxswain Grade 3, which doesnt yet exist)

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY

You can start with the 3 units and get the Exemption 38, then do 5 more units to get up to the Grade 2, you can then progress to the Coxswain Grade 1 units at a later stage by doing the next 4 units plus radio and first aid.

MARN008 – Seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
MARK007 – Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
MARI003 – Comply with regulations … a vessel up to 12 metres

You study Theory by Correspondence, we send you a boxed Kit.
Finalise it with a full day which is a Theory exam, checking your understanding and also doing the Practical (which is both training and assessment). You get very detailed notes of all steps. We walk you through the preparation, and tell you what to learn and what to know etc, so you are well prepared for the final exams and practical assessment.

TIME: Takes about a week of written, plus self study, plus 1 day Exams and Practical.
COST: The Booking form takes you to the PRICES – CLICK HERE.
GOVT: Currently no further Govt or Oral exam and certificate costs whilst it is still just called an Exemption (Cox Grade 3 certification when it arrives, will likely involve costs)
OTHER: You will need internet access, your own copy (digital or hard copy) of Australian Boaters Manual, plus a Commercial vessel for the final practical.

COXSWAIN GRADE 2

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY

Once you have completed the above 3 units, you can do the below 5 units to get the Coxswain Grade 2. Or you can do all 8 units at the same time.

People who haven’t done the above 3, will need to do them, plus these below 5 for the Coxswain Grade 2, i.e. 8 units in total for Coxswain 2.

MARJ006 – Environmental work practices
MARF028 – Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires
MARF029 – Meet work Health and Safety requirements
MARC037 – Operate inboard and outboard motors
MARF027 – Survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

TIME: Takes most people about 3 weeks at home to do all 8 units, or a little over a week to do the upgrade from Ex38 to grade 2, plus 1 day Exams and Practical. However some students can do it in a week while others take the full 6 months that is allowed. This flexibility is what we give to you. 

COST: The Booking form takes you to the PRICES – CLICK HERE.

GOVT: All necessary information is on the AMSA website, go to this page. AMSA SITE LINK COXSWAIN GRADE 2.

OTHER: You will need internet access, your own copy (digital or hard copy) of Australian Boaters Manual, plus a Commercial vessel for the practical.

COXSWAIN GRADE 1

                                                                          AVAILABLE EVERY DAY

You can do all the above 8 units and get the Coxswain Grade 2, you can then progress to the Coxswain Grade 1 units at a later stage by doing these next 4 units (plus you need First Aid and VHF). Or you can do all 12 units together. Our booking system allows flexibility;

MARB027 – Servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARC038 – Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
MARF030 – Survive at sea using survival craft
MARH013 – Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

TIME: Takes most people about 4 weeks (all 12 units), plus 2 days Exams and Practical, however some students take the entire 6 months that we allow, whilst we have even had some very competent students that can pass the final tests just 1 week after receiving our study Kit. This flexibility is necessary because of the wide range of experience and abilities in our industry.

COST: The Booking form takes you to the PRICES – CLICK HERE.

GOVT: All necessary information is on the AMSA website, go to this page. AMSA SITE LINK COXSWAIN GRADE 1

OTHER: You will need internet access, your own copy (digital or hard copy) of Australian Boaters Manual, plus a Commercial vessel for the practical.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION…

There is also an in water component, students of the Grade 1 and Grade 2 have to tread water, don a lifejacket in the water and swim 50m with it on, etc. Coxswain Grade 1 also do more units relating to Life Raft and Fire, much the same as the ESS. If you have done any Ess or other units, our smart booking form allows you to get RPL or credit for these. Exemption 38 students don’t need to swim.

Perth Boat School is the only Boat School that actually delivers this in ALL states and the NT.

We have “merged” the units in a system called clustering, to make it easier and more logical for students. So you do each cluster of units as a group for the Exemption 38 and Grade 2, and you can even do single units for Endorsements or for the final step up to the Coxswain 1.

WE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

Colour blindness is a problem for some people – before you embark on a career check colour vision here and also here

If you have an eye problem – call your local AMSA office – there are ways of still being a coxswain if you are colour blind, there are glasses you can wear, or you can get a restriction still allowing you to get the qualification, however for Daylight operations only. Colour blindness is not a complete end to your Marine career.

NOTE: All of the above information is a guide only and as things change and as the above is VERY simple and summarised, you need to read more info on the AMSA website, in order to find all the government and other intricacies and fine print. Also read ALL the info on our booking form.