Sea School Marine Training

In partnership with Sea School Marine Training, St Luke's Director of Academic Welfare and Careers, Kane Kersnovske offers St Luke's students the opportunity to enrol into a Certificate II in Maritime Operations, literally opening up a world of career opportunities.

Welcome to Sea School Marine Training

Since 2013, Sea School has had over 3500 graduates successfully complete the domestic maritime courses and advance their careers as commercial seafarers.

Led by Local Trainer, Luke Truant, Sea School courses are experiential, offering practical learning and assessment on board training vessels as well as in the classroom. This provides students with the opportunity to gain the most valuable skills and knowledge from their training. Students benefit from small class sizes and this provides them with personalised attention and ready access to professional trainers for advice and support.

What's on Offer for St Luke's Students? 

Luke Truant is the Wide Bay's Sea School Trainer, and to St Luke's students, both in school and graduating, a Certificate II Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) is being offered at a heavily discounted rate. This Certificate includes:

  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Practical Days Aboard a Vessel on the Water
  • Pool Activities
  • Fire Fighting
  • Multiple Subject Studies, Including Dual Deck & Engineering Certificate
  • Marine Radio Operator Sufficiency
  • AMSA Mandated Practical Assessments
Course Duration

The Certification II Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) requires two 5-day blocks, and Sea School is offering these two blocks within:

  • First Week of First Term School Holidays, 2023
  • First Week of September Holidays, 2023  

Students are required for the full 5-day week for both periods of time. Times and locations will be discussed further upon contacting Sea School.  

Additional Information

Upon completion of the above Certificate II Maritime Operations, students may then choose to improve upon that certification with a Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal Marine Licence. This licence adds to an operators credentials by:

  • Allowing command of a vessel less than 12m in inshore waters, with passengers and propulsion power.
  • Inboard engine 500kW (max) or outboard engine (unlimited)
  • Command and operation of a vessel less than 12m as a tender or auxiliary vessel within three nautical miles in the Exclusive Economic Zone. 
Career Opportunities & Your Future

Coxswain Licencing leads into an almost countless number of maritime careers, from Government to commercial, and Defence to recreation and tourism. Occupations include, but are certainly not limited to: 

  • Glass-bottom Boat and Dive Boat Master
  • Water Sports Instructor on an offshore Island Resort
  • Charter Fishing Guide
  • Deck Hand or Tender Diver aboard extravagant vessels such as Superyachts
  • Island Transfer Skipper, and;
  • Offshore Construction Vessels