AMC Search is the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College and we prepare ports, seafarers, operators, business and engineers for the maritime industry of tomorrow by pushing the boundaries of maritime training, engineering and simulations.

We deliver autonomous surface vessel and underwater vehicle training, STCW and AMSA approved courses, bespoke training, and remote training solutions to the civilian and defence maritime sectors. 

Our consultancy division delivers maritime engineering services including in autonomous maritime systems, simulations, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, scale model testing, CFD, vessel charter and environmental monitoring.

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Maritime Training

Border controls might impact your training if you are planning on travelling to Tasmania to train at AMC Search. Please visit the Tasmanian Government website for up-to-date travel restrictions into the state.

All Online Maritime Training courses are running as normal. Also, some courses can be adapted to online delivery at short notice so please call 03 6324 9850 to discuss your training requirements.

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Consulting Services

From surface to subsea and concept to design, AMC Search delivers maritime consulting services in maritime simulations, offshore and coastal engineering, hydrodynamics testing, cavitation testing, ship and port operations, environmental seabed mapping and marine energy systems.

State of the art Maritime Simulations

Real time manoeuvring, pilotage, interactive control between vessels (ships and tugs or ship to ship), port operations, new port design studies and numerical modelling.

Maritime Simulation Services

Autonomous Maritime Systems

AMC Search is at the forefront of Autonomous Maritime Systems and is available for training, civilian and defence projects and vessel charter.

Autonomous Maritime Systems

Hydrodynamics and Naval Architecture

Australia's only commercially available towing tank,model test basin is available for ship manoeuvring, high performance yacht design, hull design and strength and fatigue testing for ship structures, floating platform analysis, anchoring and mooring analysis, vessel conversion studies, vessel assessments in extreme sea states, scale model testing, cargo and transfer management analysis, propulsion system testing.

Hydrodynamics and Naval Architecture

Marine and Offshore Engineering

Numerical and physical scale modelling for port development, channel design, berth design, breakwater design, installation analysis.

Marine and offshore engineering

Coastal Engineering

Breakwater design and testing, floating platform design and analysis, outfall plume modelling, port accessibility studies.

Coastal Engineering

Vessel charter

Vessel and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) charter for training, survey and mapping, operator hire, data validation.

Training and Charter Vessels

Marine energy systems

Numerical and physical modelling for device validation and testing, in-situ field deployment and testing for both conventional and renewable energy systems.

Marine Energy Systems


Specialist cavitation testing to optimise propeller design. Find out more information on our cavitation tunnel.

Cavitation Research Laboratory

Maritime logistics

Simulated port operations and cargo handling systems

Maritime Logistics


Numerical and physical modelling for engine emission reductions, marine development Environmental Impact Statements, seabed mapping.


Legal and policy

International maritime law, federal and state legal and policy advice, drone and AUV integration.

Legal and Policy

Human performance

Stress testing in emergency situations, team building, Lean value stream management analysis.

Human Performance


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