Safe Bulk Loading Practice: Online

The online Certificate in Safe Bulk Loading Practice is designed to help terminal and vessel staff load bulk carriers safely, reducing the risk of accidents in port and at sea.

Safe Bulk Loading meets the training requirements in the International Maritime Organisation’s Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Cargoes (the BLU Code). The IMO BLU Code was developed specifically to help reduce the number of accidents caused by improper loading and discharging.

Course participants anywhere in the world can complete the course at their own pace and gain an Australian Maritime College Certificate in Safe Bulk Loading.

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of how bulk carriers are affected by overstressing and will learn how to load and unload vessels safely. The course explains all operational terminology and covers all other safety regulations that a bulk carrier must comply with.

Course Registration

Click here to complete a registration form

To register for the course, please complete registration details form.  After submitting the form, payment options will be provided.

Payment of course fees, or authorisation to invoice from your company is required before your online account is created.  The online account creation process takes between 3-4 business days.


Self paced online (estimated 16 hours)

Course Fee

AUD $1,650 (Including GST)

Course Fee Include

  • Access to complete course online
  • AMC Certificate in Safe Bulk Loading Practice
  • Certificate postage via registered mail

Equipment Required

Safe Bulk Loading online is provided utilising the University of Tasmania’s online learning environment, MyLO.

Computer setup:  Check the computer and/or browser are set up to enable MyLO to work properly by running a ‘system check’.

Course Structure

This course involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake the loading and unloading of a bulk carrier vessel and is presented over 15 sections which contain learning material in the forms of:

  • online documents
  • 3D scenarios called eModlets™
  • interactive images
  • videos produced by AMC
  • you-tube videos

Candidates will need to successfully complete the following in order to be issued with a certificate in Safe Bulk Loading Practices.

  • Review the online content in each section, including all videos and eModlets™.
  • Complete a Final Assessment

The Final Assessment is an online quiz containing 12 questions with the following conditions:

  • Open Book
  • 60 minutes to complete
  • 1 attempt only
  • All questions are to be answered
  • All questions carry equal marks
  • A pass mark of greater than 70% is required

Upon completion, the assessment will be forwarded to the lecturer for marking. Participants will be informed of the results within two weeks of submission.


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course:

  • Certificate in Safe Bulk Loading Practice

Certificates will be posted via Registered Post within Australia and overseas to the address stated on your enrolment form. Additional charges are applicable if the next day delivery is required.

Payment Options

To secure a course registration, payment of the course fee are required.  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.