Coxswains Course Grade I Near Coastal Training Bega Valley

Delivery Structure

Students must be at least 16 years of age to be able to participate in this course.

Click here for details on the General Purpose Hand course

The Coxswains course is also known, informally, as ‘skipper’s ticket’ or ‘coxswains ticket’.

We can deliver the course in two ways:
Face to Face Course Delivery – 10 Days Class Room and Practice

Blended Course Delivery – Online Plus 4 days Practical (details at the end of the page – we recommend f2f learning)


Face-to-Face Course Delivery Detail

This includes 10 days of classroom learning and practicals. Your assignments and resource material will be emailed to you via a zip file. You may bring your own PC to class or bring printed assignments to class to complete. If the assignments are not completed in class they must be completed as homework.


Aug: 26th (First Aid 27th Aug if required)
Sept: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Oct: 7th, 14th, 21st
Nov: 4th, 11th
These dates will be a mix of theory (Bega) and Practical (Eden)

*First Aid is selective) an additional date/cost: August, Sunday 27th



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
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
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

+First Aid HLTAID011 is an AMSA requirement, you must have this prior to applying to AMSA for your Certificate (Coxswains), we run regular courses (face-2-face or blended delivery).

+VHF Radio Licence (SROCP) is also needed before you can get your Coxswain Grade 1, and you can do this with us, either before, during or after you do the Coxswain Units. Tick this in the booking form to add it, if you don’t already have it. You cannot receive your Coxswain Grade 1 Certification until you get it.


It is expected that sea time meets the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements when completing the AMSA Mandated Practical Assignments (AMPA), however, you have 12 months from the date you have completed the AMPA to acquire the required sea time.

SisterShip Training is not obligated to fulfill your sea time requirements.

Information on Seafarer certification guidance can be found on the AMSA information page via the link below: Please refer to this for your sea service queries.



Students will receive

A dedicated trainer ** All the learning resources necessary to complete the course ** Sea Survival Practical ** Fire Fighting Practical ** Navigation ** An e-copy of the Australian Boating Manual 5th edition 2015 ** Marine Radio **First Aid ** AMPA Finalisation


Coxswain Course Cost: $2900.00

AMPA: $490.00

AMPA (If Coming from another RTO or training institution): $750.00

AMPA Application Fee: $174

First Aid HLTAID011: $175 (booked via SisterShip Training)

Marine Radio Short Range (SROCP): $285 (cost includes: online course (4 hours)/revision/assessment/application)

Would you like more information on ‘where I can work?’ and ”what will I learn?’: Please click here.

We highly recommend completing the course with face-2-face delivery, especially as we complete as much of the course as possible on a vessel. After all working on a boat is a practical job! But if you would like to work online at home and just attend the practicals with us, here is the information.


AMPA: AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment

If you have completed your course/study with another RTO (online or face-2-face) we can help you with your AMPA Assessment.

Blended Course Delivery Detail

Blended format: this means that (1) you completed the theory online from the comfort of your home, in your own time. You will use an online training package., and (2) You will complete the practical elements with us onboard our vessels.

Once you have completed the online enrolment and paid the prescribed fee you will be able to register with a username and password that will provide the gateway to your online learning resources. These resources are available to you even after course completion for unlimited time for your future reference.

How the Blended Delivery Works

The online training package has assignments and assessments, the resources are provided. You will be required to carry out additional research above and beyond the provided materials. Upon enrolment, we will provide you with an electronic copy of The Australian Boating Manual (aka “Gandy’s”) which you can use for the additional research

Each unit also has a practical component, these components are conducted as part of the AMPA (AMSA Mandated Practical Assessment) requirements covered throughout the course.

The total amount of practical days will be 4 days including AMPA. The AMSA application and finalisation and will be scheduled accordingly. (There are minimum numbers required for the practicals, please contact us directly for dates).

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