About AMC Search

We’re Australia’s leading provider of maritime training, research and consultancy.

AMC Search is Australia’s leading provider of maritime training and consultancy services

AMC Search is the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College.

Established over 30 years ago, AMC Search is Australia’s leading provider of maritime training and consultancy services.

AMC Search is a fully owned subsidiary of the University of Tasmania.


AMC Search offer the largest range of maritime short courses in the Southern Hemisphere including STCW and AMSA-approved courses, bespoke and online/onboard training solutions.

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Pacific Patrol Boat Program

For over 25 years, AMC Search has 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.

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Consultancy services

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.

Industry Affiliations

AMC Search is affiliated with all major groups in the marine industry. We ensure anyone who partners with us are connected to their respective industries and are trained for the job.

AMC Search Accreditation

Quality Assurance

AMC Search holds AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.


  • Australian Defence Recognised Supplier – Australian Defence Industry
  • Security Clearance under Defence Industrial Security Program

STCW 78 Convention

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) authorise AMCS to conduct seafarer training in accordance with the requirements of the United Nation’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO), as set out in the STCW 78 Convention as amended.