Fast Rescue Boat Operator’s Course (FRB)

Course Entry Prerequisites

Please note the prerequisite is for entry onto the course. In order for enrolment to be accepted, evidence must be provided at enrolment point:

  • An AMSA issued Certificates of Proficiency as Rating or Certificate of Competency; or
  • A Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Basic First Aid Certificate (including resuscitation techniques) attained in the past two years, from a nationally recognised provider or verified continual sea services within the past two years.

Scheduled Dates

Additional courses can be arranged, please contact:

Location Start Date End Date Status Register
Beauty Point, TAS May 03 2017 May 05 2017 Places Available Register Now
Beauty Point, TAS May 30 2017 Jun 01 2017 Places Available Register Now
Beauty Point, TAS Jul 11 2017 Jul 13 2017 Places Available Register Now
Beauty Point, TAS Aug 08 2017 Aug 10 2017 Places Available Register Now
Beauty Point, TAS Oct 17 2017 Oct 19 2017 Places Available Register Now
Beauty Point, TAS Nov 28 2017 Nov 30 2017 Places Available Register Now

Course Registration

Acknowledgement of registration will be provided by return email. Confirmation of registration is provided upon payment of the course fees, and subject to AMCS Registration Terms.


3 days

Course Fee

AUD $2,600 (GST not applicable)

Course Fee Include

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea

AMCS Registration Terms

To secure your enrolment, payment of 50% of the course fee is required.  Cancellations up to 15 working days prior to the scheduled date will be accepted without penalty.  Cancellations less than 15 working days will be subject to 100% cancellation fee.

AMCS reserves the right to cancel the course if insufficient registrations have been received by seven days from commencement of course.  Any fees paid for cancelled courses will be refunded in full.

When making flight bookings please ensure you book on a fully refundable basis.

Course Aim

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to safely operate a Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) and handle a casualty in a FRB. The course will be delivered by classroom theory sessions followed immediately by practical hands-on training sessions.  (Table A-VI/2-2, STCW78 as amended).


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course and provide documentary evidence to satisfy the course pre-requisite:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-2.

100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required in order to successfully complete the course and qualify for the issue of the course Certificate.

Location Information

This course is conducted at the Beauty Point Campus of the Australian Maritime College, which is situated approx 52 kms north of Launceston.

Participants are advised to arrange accommodation at Beauty Point and transfers from Launceston airport to Beauty Point, as there is no public transport available.

Accommodation Options

A range of accommodation options are listed below:

Beauty Point Motor Hotel

116 Flinders St, Beauty Point TAS 7270

(03) 6383-4363


Hotel Riveria

19 Lenborough St, Beauty Point TAS 7270

(03) 6383-4153


Tamar Cove Motel

4421 W Tamar Hwy, Beauty Point TAS 7270

(03) 6383-4375


Red Bill Point Caravan Park

West Arm Rd, Beauty Point TAS 7270

(03) 6383-4536