Project Description

Coxswain Grade 3 Near Coastal

The Coxswain Grade 3 certificate provides basic seamanship knowledge and skills (low complexity duties). It allows the holder to operate small domestic commercial vessels <12m in smooth waters or close to shore.

Description

This certificate of competency lets you operate a vessel less than 12 metres for specified purposes in specified waters. This certificate will allow you to:

  • Command and operate the engines of a vessel less than 12 metres long with outboard engine propulsion less than 250 kW, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts
  • Carrying no more than 6 persons including crew and master
  • In daylight hours only, if carrying passengers
  • Operating within the following:
  • A marina
  • A mooring area in sight and communication of a marina
  • Inland waters
  • Smooth waters
  • Within 1 nautical mile of shore
  • Inside or within 1 nautical mile of an aquaculture lease or in waters approved for daily transit to and from an aquaculture lease

Command and operate the engines of a tender less than 12 metres long with outboard engine propulsion less than 250 kW, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts

  • In daylight hours only, if carrying passengers
  • Operating within either:
  • If you have completed the Maritime Training Package units: 3 nautical miles of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone and in line of sight of the parent vessel; or
  • If you hold a recreational boat licence, RYA Powerboat level 2 course or Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling course: 1 nautical
  • mile of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone and in line of sight of the parent vessel.
  • Coxswain Grade 3 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2022.

This certificate will also allow you to:

  • Command and operate the engines of a vessel less than 12 metres long with propulsion power for inboard or outboard engine of up to 500 kW
  • That is used only for towing people
  • In daylight hours only

Licensing/Regulatory Information

To be eligible for a Coxswain grade 3 near coastal certificate you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date
  • Meeting the medical and eyesight requirements specified in the NSCV Part D
  • Gain any needed sea service
  • Complete any needed on-water practical tasks
  • Hold a recreational boat licence, issued by a State or Territory, or complete a training option listed under ‘new certificate’
  • Current first aid certificate equivalent to at least HLTAID011 Provide first aid (unless operating only in a marina or mooring area with alternative first aid arrangements)

Training Calendar and Enrolment Form

AMSA Links for Certificate of Competency Application

Enrolment Form

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