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Sea School’s Popular Course

Sea School’s Popular Course

One of the most popular courses conducted in the Tweed area is Sea School‘s Coxswain Course.

A licensed coxswain can operate a ferry, water taxi, jet boat, yacht, catamaran, fishing and dive boats, tourism and charter boats and a variety of commercial work boats.

Officially known as MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), this qualification is suitable for people who want to work, or are already working in the maritime industry. Coxswains may operate vessels up to 12 metres in length in sheltered waters.

Course and duration

This course is delivered in a flexible block mode, allowing students to complete the course in two sessions of one-week blocks each over a period of time.

There is also a sea service component and graduates must sit an oral examination with the regulator, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) before being issued their certificate of competency.

How many students are usually in this class?

The maximum class size is 12 people. Students get personalised one-on-one time with experienced trainers.

Coming course dates

Courses are held bi-monthly at the Tweed Seasports. Next courses commence on Monday 19 September and Monday 21 November 2016.


A $2,900 course fee includes Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP) and Elements of Shipboard Safety.

Contact Sea School Marine Training

Sea School offers General Purpose Hand, Coxswains Grade 1, 2 & 3, Marine Engine Driver 3, Master under 24, and MROCP courses. Tweed Seasports offers First Aid courses. For more information go to or call 1300 666 416