Maritime Human Factors for Design and Operations

Course Prerequisites


Scheduled Dates

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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.


4.5 days

Course Fee

AUD $2,950  (including GST)

Course Fee Include

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary WIFI access

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 is the first offering of this comprehensive course for people working in the maritime industry who want a sound knowledge of how to apply human factors in the maritime industry, to understand human capabilities and limitations and how this affects human performance and well-being. The course is focused on people in operational roles, regulators, naval architects and designers of marine equipment and systems.

Course Content

  • Maritime systems models
  • Accident theory and accident analysis
  • Human Centred Design
  • Anthropometry and Physical ergonomics
  • Design of maritime control systems and control centres
  • Human performance and variability (fatigue, stress, situational awareness, perception and sensing, decision-making)
  • Safety Culture
  • Negotiating the regulatory framework
  • Using data to advocate for change in maritime systems

Download a detailed course outline here: Maritime Human Factors for Design and Ops flyer (23-27 February 2015)


Participants who satisfactorily complete the course will be issued: AMC Certificate – Maritime Human Factors for Design and Operations

Location Information

The course is conducted at the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Campus in Launceston Tasmania

Participants arriving at Launceston Airport should make their way to the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Drive, Newnham.  Taxi fare from the airport is approximately $55.00.

Parking:  Complimentary car parking is provided on campus in areas designated to AMCS participants and clients.

Accommodation Options

On-campus accommodation can be reserved via the online enrolment form. Further information is provided here, together with off-campus options.

Payment Options

To secure a course registration, payment of the course fee are required (or at minimum of 50% deposit).  Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit Card (online or via (03) 6324-9850)
  • Bank Deposit
  • Cheque/Money Order
  • Company Invoice (approved companies only)

Detailed payment options will be made available after registration is submitted.