Volunteer Marine Rescue Association Queensland is a registered Training Organisation Number 6019. See our registration details at

Through each squadron, the State Association provides: The required MAR training Units and issuing of Qualifications for a VMR crew member to obtain a CERTIFICATE II in AMSA Grade 1 Near Coastal Waters MARITIME OPERATIONS – COXSWAIN GRADE 1..
The VMR crew member can then apply to AMSA or Maritime Safety Queensland for there orals to obtain their Commercial Coxswain Certificate dependent on medical, Eye test and sea time, as to what restrictions may apply.

The minimum requirement required for VMR vessel crew is CERT 1 TMD10107 Elements of Shipboard Safety. To be completed within 6 months of joining as a vessel crew member.

Our State Training Officer Robert Brock provides sign off on all crew members as the Associations overall MSQ Assessor.

Each squadron has TAE Trainer and Assessors to provide the MAR training and most squadrons also have a MSQ approved Assessor.

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