Love boating and want to explore it as a career? One of the best entry points is the Coxswain Grade 3 Near Coastal, which gives you one of the qualifications needed to work in Marine Services at a Marina, Yacht Club, or Shipwright.
Coxswain 3 allows you to command a vessel less than 12 metres long, with up to 6 people onboard during daylight, and of three different engine powers: towing vessels up to 500kW, outboard engines less than 250kW, or inboard less than 100kW.
This qualification is replacing the old Exemption 38, you can read more about it on the AMSA website.
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There are some requirements to qualify for the Coxswain Grade 3 Near Coastal:
More information can be found further down this page
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The assessment will begin beside your commercial registered vessel, so long as it is appropriate for use with the Coxswain 3 Qualification (eg a tender or work boat).
If you do not have access to a vessel then we can arrange for our training vessel to be used instead.
Once onboard we will begin the assessment, which is based on your competency at demonstrating the required tasks, some of which can be seen below:
It is not required to have a Marine Radio qualification to become eligible for Coxswain Grade 3 Near Coastal.
However, operating a Marine Radio may be part of your duties at your workplace while transporting passengers or completing other tasks.
You can read more about our SROCP and LROCP Marine Radio Courses here.
Assessments are performed in groups with a minimum of 4 participants.
If you do not have access to a suitable vessel we can use an ABC training vessel, please contact us to confirm pricing and availability.
(Effective from November 1, 2023)
|Coxswain Grade 3 Assessment
On Your Vessel
|NSW Boat Licence Course*
|SROCP Marine Radio*
|HLTAID011 First Aid*
* Discounted pricing available only when purchasing as part of a Coxswain Grade 3 Assessment bundle
There is also a separate application fee payable to AMSA when the paperwork is lodged at Australia Post, this is currently $174 (as of November 2023).