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AMSA, IALA, Nautical Institute, IADC, STCW & IMO Mandated or Approved Maritime Courses in Tasmania

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Located at Mowbray Tasmania, AMC Search (AMCS) has been provided maritime industry training and consultancy services since 1985 and is the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Tasmania. The main activities of AMCS are Maritime Training, Department of Defense Pacific Patrol Boat Contract, and Maritime Consultancy services.

Maritime short courses include all mandatory training required by IMO STCW as amended, together with internationally accredited specialist short courses in Vessel Traffic Services (IALA accredited), Dynamic Positioning (Nautical Institute accredited) and Ballast Stability Class B (IADC accredited). AMCS holds AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

The Australian and international clients of AMCS have extensive access to the world renowned facilities of the Australian Maritime College. The facilities provide a diverse capability for maritime research and training across a broad range of categories.

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Training Programs


AMSA Revalidation and Continued Competence Refresher Courses

  • AMSA Revalidation and Continued Competence Refresher Overview
  • Certificate of Safety Training (CoST)
  • Certificates of Proficiency as Rating (CoP)
  • Chief Integrated Ratings (CIR)
  • Certificates of Competency (CoC) Master, Deck and Engineer Officers

Certificate of Safety Training Courses

  • Certificate of Safety Training (CoST)
  • CoST Continued Competence Refresher (seafarers with qualifying sea service)
  • CoST Revalidation

Certificate of Competency (Master, Deck and Engineer Officer) Courses

  • Certificate of Competency (CoC) Revalidation
  • CoC Continued Competence Refresher (seafarers with qualifying sea service)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC)
  • ECDIS
  • Fast Rescue Boat
  • GMDSS
  • Security Awareness Training (SAT)

Chief Integrated Ratings Courses

  • Chief Integrated Ratings (CIR)
  • CIR Continued Competence Refresher
  • CIR Revalidation

Distance and Online Courses

  • Online:  MARA007 Contribute to safe cargo operations on offshore support vessels
  • Online:  Designated Security Duties
  • Online:  Security Awareness Training
  • Online:  Crowd Management (IMO 1.28)
  • Online: International Safety Management (ISM) Internal Auditors Course
  • Distance:  Basic Knowledge and Principles of a Ship’s Stability (Course 1)
  • Distance:  Advanced Ship’s Stability and Dynamics (Course 2)

Dockmaster Courses

  • Dockmaster Refresher
  • Dockmaster Comprehensive

Dynamic Positioning Courses

  • Dynamic Positioning Overview
  • DP Familiarization/Awareness
  • DP Operator Training – Basic (Induction)
  • DP Operator Training – Advanced (Simulator)
  • DP Operator Training – Sea Time Reduction
  • DP Revalidation
  • DP Technical Course (Engineer DP Familiarization and Watchkeeping)

Fast Rescue Boat Courses

  • Fast Rescue Boat Operator’s Course
  • Fast Rescue Boat Renewal

Fire Fighting Courses

  • Fire Fighting Overview
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Methanol Fire Fighting

GMDSS Courses

  • GMDSS Revalidation
  • GMDSS Communications

High Risk Courses

  • Working Safely at Heights
  • Methanol Fire Fighting
  • Identify Confined Space (DEFWHS010)
  • Confined Space Entry

High Speed Navigation Courses

  • High Speed Navigation

IGF Code Training (Gas Fuelled Ships) Courses

  • Advanced Training on Vessels to which the IGF Code applies
  • Basic Training on Vessels to which the IGF Code applies
  • Integrated Marine Simulator Courses
  • Train the Simulator Trainer

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Training Courses


  • LNG Loadmaster Training Course
  • LNG Terminal Mooring Operations (Shore Crew)

Medical and First Aid Courses

Mooring Operations Courses

  • LNG Terminal Mooring Operations (Shore Crew)
  • Mooring Analysis and Design Professional Development Course
  • Offshore Mooring Operations (Catering Staff)

Passenger Safety Training Courses

  • Crowd Management (IMO 1.28)
  • Crisis Management and Human Behavior for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships (IMO 1.29)

Polar Waters Courses

  • Advanced Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters
  • Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

Port and Terminal Courses

  • Port and Terminal Overview
  • Ship Planners
  • Safe Bulk Loading Practice
  • Operational and Commercial Aspects of Stevedoring and Terminal Operations
  • Bulk Carrier Operations
  • Of Ships and Shipping
  • Safety Management Systems (Maritime)

Rating Courses

  • Rating Overview
  • Navigation Watch Rating and Engine Room Watch Rating
  • Contribute to Safe Cargo Operations on Offshore Support Vessels (MARA007)
  • CoP Rating Revalidation
  • Chief Integrated Rating
  • Resource Management
  • Bridge Resource Management (BRM)

Survival and Safety Courses

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC)
  • Certificate of Safety Training
  • Fast Rescue Boat Operator’s Course
  • Fast Rescue Boat Renewal
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

Security Courses

  • Online:  Designated Security Duties
  • Maritime Security Officer
  • Security Awareness Training (SAT)

Stability Courses

  • Ballast Stability Class B
  • Distance Course 1: Basic Knowledge and Principles of a Ship’s Stability
  • Distance Course 2: Advanced Ship’s Stability and Dynamics

Tanker Operations Courses

  • Tanker Operations Overview
  • Tanker Familiarization
  • Advanced Oil and Chemical Tanker
  • Advanced Liquefied Gas Tanker
  • Tanker Familiarization (Oil and Chemical)
  • Tanker Familiarization (Gas)

Vessel Traffic Services Courses

  • Local Port Services (LPS) Training
  • V-103/1: VTS Basic Operator Training
  • V-103/2: VTS Supervisor Training
  • V-103/4: On-the-Job Training Instructor (OJTI)
  • Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Basic Pre-Assessment Workshop

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