About AMC Search

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

AMC Search Ltd. (AMCS) is the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College (AMC). It is a multi-disciplinary training, autonomous maritime systems, maritime simulations, engineering, science, and technology organisation offering a broad range of services in the ports, shipping, defence, logistics, environment and energy sectors.

With approximately 35 full-time staff, an extensive expert supplier list of sub-consultants and access to the wider AMC (100+ staff) and UTAS academic community, AMCS is the only organisation of its type in Australia that can provide depth and breadth of expertise across such an extensive range of commercial maritime market sectors.

All training is delivered by maritime specialists, and the depth of expertise, cutting-edge facilities and digital capabilities used by AMCS in the delivery of courses is unmatched in Australia.

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

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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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Consultancy services

AMC Search delivers maritime consulting services in maritime simulations, autonomous maritime systems, offshore and coastal engineering, hydrodynamics testing, cavitation testing, ship and port operations, environmental seabed mapping and marine energy systems.

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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.