AMC Search is the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College. From seafarer training to research into cutting-edge vessels, our maritime training and consultancy services help the maritime industry and its people develop and innovate.

Established over thirty years ago, AMC Search delivers STCW and AMSA approved courses, bespoke and online/onboard training solutions that meet the needs of the modern maritime industry. Our consultancy division delivers commercial maritime engineering services including in hydrodynamics, naval architecture, vessel charter and environmental monitoring.

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Maritime Training

AMC Search offers Australia's largest range of maritime short training courses delivered by expert instructors using our world-class training facilities in Launceston and Sydney. These include online maritime training courses, Australia’s best value STCW refresher training and customised training solutions. To find the course you need, visit our Maritime Training page, use the course finder tool or view courses specific to your sector below.

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Pacific Patrol Boat Program

For over 25 years we have provided Patrol Boat training for 12 Pacific nations under contract from Australian Defence. We train patrol boat staff in all aspects of operation, from cook to captain, as well as providing accommodation, food, travel and medical and pastoral care. Find out more about the Pacific Patrol Boat Program.

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.

Centre for Maritime Simulation

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

Hydrodynamics and Naval Architecture

Tank testing 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 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

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

REMUS 100 and Explorer Class AUVs for seafloor surveying, seabed mapping and AUV training, including operator training.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

Vessel charter

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

Training Vessels


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