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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 AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority),  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 / STCW Courses

  • Bridge Resource Management (BRM) (3 days)
  • Certificate of Competency (COC) Continued Competence Refresher for Masters, Deck + Engineering Officers with Qualifying Sea Time (2 days)
  • COC Revalidation - Part A and B - Including STCW Short Courses for Master + Deck Officers without Qualifying Sea Time (16 days)
  • COC Revalidation - Part A - Including STCW Short Courses for Master, Deck + Engineering Officers without Qualifying Sea Time (11.5 days)
  • COC Revalidation - Part A - Excluding STCW Short Courses (2.5 days)
  • COC Revalidation - Part B for Master + Deck Officers without Qualifying Sea Time (4.5 days)
  • Certificate of Proficiency (COP) as Rating Continued Competence Refresher for Ratings with Qualifying Sea Time (2 days)
  • COP as Rating Revalidation for Ratings without Qualifying Sea Time (8 days)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (CPSC) (5 days)
  • Certificate of Safety Training (COST) STCW Continued Competence Refresher for Holders with Qualifying Sea Time (2 days)
  • COST STCW Continued Competence Refresher for Holders without Qualifying Sea Time (5 days)
  • Chief Integrated Rating (CIR) (11 days)
  • Chief Integrated Rating Continued Competence Refresher for Chief Integrated Ratings with Qualifying Sea Time (2 days)
  • Chief Integrated Rating Continued Competence Refresher for Chief Integrated Ratings without Qualifying Sea Time (5 days)
  • Crisis Management and Human Behavior Online (7 hours)
  • Crowd Management Online (7 hours)
  • Designated Security Duties (DSD) Online (10 hours)
  • Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) (5 days)
  • Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Operator's Course (3 days)
  • Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Renewal (1 day)
  • Fire Fighting – Advanced (4 days)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (3 days)
  • GMDSS Renewal (4 days)
  • IGF Code Advanced Training (4 days)
  • IGF Code Basic Training (2 days)
  • Security Awareness Training (SAT) Online (7 hours)
  • Tanker Familiarization - Liquefied Gas (2 days)
  • Tanker Familiarization - Oil And Chemical (2 days)
  • Tanker Advanced Training for Chemical Cargo Operations (4 days)
  • Tanker Advanced Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (4 days)
  • Tanker Advanced Training for Oil Cargo Operations (4 days)

AUV Courses

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Basic Operator Training (10 days)

Marine Pilots Courses

  • Advanced Marine Pilots Training (AMPT) (5 days)

Other Online Courses

  • Safe Bulk Loading Practice Online
  • Contribute to Safe Cargo Operations on Offshore Support Vessels (MARA007)

Other Courses

  • Watch Rating Navigation and Engine Room (TAGS Program, self paced)
  • GMDSS Communications (10 days)
  • High Speed Craft (HSC) Safety and Systems (3 days)
  • High Speed Navigation (3 days)

Pacific Patrol Boat Program

  • Bridge Watchkeeping
  • Command
  • Seamanship
  • Basic Engineering Skills
  • Marine Technical Propulsion
  • Technical Electronics
  • Communications Management
  • General (Project) Management
  • Cooking And Hygiene
  • Safety Equipment Maintenance
  • Fisheries Surveillance

Bespoke Training

  • Terminal Teamwork
  • Bulk Liquids Handling
  • Vessel Familiarization
  • Firefighting in Ports And Terminals
  • Plus more..

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