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Old 08 December 2008, 07:39   #1
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coxswains ticket- australia

Hi all,

I want to get my coxswains certificate for use in Australia - Sydney area on a working holiday maker visa. Do any UK training centres have any links to AU schools or have helped UK citizens with obtaining the extra modules I think are required? Is it even possible to do this in the UK? I currently have adv powerboat commercially endorsed.

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Old 08 December 2008, 13:02   #2
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I'm not aware of any individual schools with formal Aussie links (but I'd be interested to hear from any that have, as I'd like a link for my own clients)

You could try the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. They have quite a good site I have used when I needed to check for one of my Yachtmaster clients who was heading to work in Perth:

I'm not sure how appropriate it will be for smaller boats, but may be a good place to start. I also spoke to the Technical Dept at the RYA (RYA schemes now operate in Australia so there is an established link which may prove helpful), and they were very helpful indeed over the phone

Tel; 07525 012 013
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Old 24 March 2009, 12:24   #3
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call hoylake sailing school and john percival marine associates on 0151 632 4664 , quote myself (Jon Geddes). I'm sure they will be able to sort you out. They are based in liverpool and specialise in training crews and skippers etc for abroad vessels...
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