Coxswain NC1 Certificate of Competency Online with Practical Interstate

Coxswain Theory Course Online with Practical Session Interstate

All Hands on Deck Maritime Training have been conducting maritime training for 20 years. We were one of the very first training organisations to incorporate the use of the internet into our training plan. When COVID started we were able to continue training by also including the process of assessments online using Zoom or Skype making it even easier for candidates to obtain a Coxswain Marine Qualification. Our Coastal Navigation and Marine Radio Licence courses have been 100% online for over 8 years.

COVID also allowed us to provide students with the opportunity of completing Theory activities and assessments online and then completing Practical activities (Fire and Survival training for example) in other states. 

If you can answer YES to the following questions then you are probably capable of completing the Coxswain course Theory and Assessment online and the Practical Session in your state.

1. I can use a computer, send emails and access webpages: Answer Yes

2. I can use the camera on a phone, tablet or computer: Answer Yes

3. I can follow instructions to use Zoom or Skype to complete online assessments: Answer Yes

4. I have access to a vessel 5.0 metres or over: Answer Yes

What to do next?

1. Complete the initial enrolment for the relevant Coxswain Course you wish to complete:

Click here for Coxswain NC1 

Click Here for Coxswain NC2

Click Here for Coxswain Exemption 38

2. Complete pre study

3. Complete final enrolment and assessments online

4. Complete Coastal Navigation (100% online – for Coxswain NC1 only) if required.

5. Complete Marine Radio Licence (100% online – only required if you do not already have a marine radio licence)

6. Complete the Practical activities in Your State

7. Send your Practical Course Certificates to All Hands on Deck Maritime Training and receive you Coxswain Course Certificate

8. Submit your application to AMSA using Form 426

Knowledge required to be a Coxswain in command of a Domestic Commercial Vessel

The Coxswain NC1 marine qualification require a demonstration of competency in 13 units. The areas of knowledge required of a Coxswain include:

  • Vessel Survey Categories and areas of operation
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Manoeuvring a vessel
  • Anchoring
  • Fight & Extinguish Fires
  • Survival at Sea
  • Splicing, Knots, Hitches and Seamanship Skills
  • Marine Radio operation
  • Basic Meteorology and Tidal knowledge
  • Basic Vessel Stability
  • Basic Coastal Navigation
  • International Collision Regulations including IALA Buoyage systems
  • Operating Deck Equipment (Lifting Gear and Anchor winches)
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Knowledge of Marine Engines
  • Fuel, Cooling, Fire, Bilge and Deck Wash Pumping Systems
  • Knowledge of Engine Start Up & Shut Down procedures
  • Knowledge of Low Voltage Electrical systems

To understand the depth of knowledge required of a Coxswain (NC2) and Coxswain (NC1) please download this document.


Sea Time – Boating Experience

Prior to submitting a Coxswain application to AMSA candidates need to provide evidence of boating experience. This CAN include 100% of recreational and yachting boating experience and will be assessed on an individual basis depending on where the experience was obtained and on what size and type of vessel. Sea Service time can also be reduced by completing an AMSA coxswain NC1 Task Book. To obtain a Coxswain NC1 Task Book please Click Here. Sea Service should also be recorded on  AMSA Form 771 Record of Sea Service as well as on a Statutory Declaration.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and

Recognition ofCurrent Competencies (RCC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and

Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)

If you have prior commercial boating experience or certificates/qualifications you may be eligible for a reduction in costs and/or training. To download an application form please Click Here or Complete our Skills Recognition Form. To download the form please Click Here

First Aid Certificate

1st Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 Provide First Aid)

Candidates must be in possession of a current 1st Aid Certificate. It is not necessary to have a 1st Aid Certificate prior to commencing the course however a copy must be provided as soon as possible after the completion of the course before the Coxswain Course Certificate can be issued. The current 1st Aid Certificate to obtain is: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Coxswain course initial enrolment

Coxswain course initial enrolment

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AMSA Trial Assessment

Are your ready for the AMSA ‘final assessment’?. This is the final and most important part of the whole process. You need to be able to demonstrate to the AMSA Examiner that you have the skills, experience and knowledge to operate a commercial vessel.

To assist you in preparing for the ‘final assessment’ we have developed some Trial Assessments. You can test your knowledge on these trial assessments and we will give you feed back on whether you are ready or may require a little extra study.

Coxswain 650+ exam questions

Coxswain Online Exam Questions Information

All Hands on Deck Maritime Training have been conducting Coxswain courses since 2004. In that time we have achieved a very successful record of candidates obtaining their Coxswain Certificate on the 1st attempt. One of the reasons for this is that we provide unlimited access to our bank of over 650 examination questions so that candidates can stay fresh with their knowledge and be well prepared for the final AMSA assessment.

We do realise, however, that not everyone can get to our courses so we have made the examination questions available online to everyone.

The questions are in 2 seperate catergories:
Category 1 includes the following:

  • Seamanship and rope handling
  • Splicing, knots and hitches
  • Vessel handling
  • Fire Fighting
  • Survival at Sea
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Meteorology
  • Tides & Currents
  • Collision and Domestic Regulations and more!

Category 2 includes the following:

  • How Marine Diesel Engines work
  • Operating Diesel Engines
  • Operating Outboard Engines
  • Gearboxes and shaftings
  • Refuelling and Fuel Storage
  • Hydraulic systems & Steerage gear
  • Bilge pumping and Deck wash systems
  • DC Batteries & AC Generators
  • Slipway work and maintenance
  • Deck Machinery and more!

Both categories can be purchased together for only $99.00. It is important to remember that Coxswain positions are a dual role position (Skipper and Engineer) therefore you should possess engineering knowledge as well as seamanship knowledge.

In addition to accessing over 650 examination questions you will also receive the following:

  • Unlimited access to the examination questions
  • All Training manuals in a download format
  • Unlimited access to our Senior Trainer via email or phone with any questions you may have
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650+ Coxswain Exam Questions

AMSA Trial Exams