Train the Simulator Trainer and Assessor

The course aims to provide knowledge and skills for trainees to administer, supervise, and assess training and learning facilitated by simulators. The course contents are premised on a consideration of the contents of IMO Model Course 6.10 – Train the simulator trainer and assessor.

It is envisaged that the participants will have achieved a conceptual understanding of the importance of maritime education and simulator training with a view of the human element in shipping and special working environment on board a ship. In addition, this could also assist in giving the prospective simulator instructors an understanding into the psychology of learning in order to design and conduct simulator-based training programs, including exercises and detailed briefing and debriefing.

The course will require the participants to actually plan a program, set up exercises and conduct them in a manner in which the simulator is used to its maximum potential to enhance the professional development of seafarers. Also discussion on the use of simulation for assessment is included.

The course meets the requirements of STCW Regulation I/6, STCW Code A-I/6 and STCW Regulation I/12, STCW Code A-I/1.

Scheduled Dates

Additional courses can be arranged at AMC or onsite, please contact:

Location Start Date End Date Status Register
Launceston, TAS Dec 10 2018 Dec 14 2018 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.


5 days

Course Fee

2018:  AUD $4,000 (including GST)

Course Fee Include

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

Course Content

The course content includes:

  • What is simulation and the importance of simulation training in the maritime industry
  • Basic simulator design and types of simulators
  • The scope of simulation training
  • The simulator instructor
  • Conceptualizing a simulator training program
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills
  • Conducting a simulation exercise


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

  • Train the Simulator Trainer and Assessor (AMSA approved) Certificate, meeting the requirements of IMO Model Course 6.10

Full attendance and participation in ALL activities during the course will satisfy the required performance criteria.

Delivery Strategy

The course will be delivered by classroom theory sessions and simulation exercises. Full attendance and active participation is essential.

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.

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.