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, research and consultancy

AMC Search is the training and consulting division of the Australian Maritime College, Australia’s National Institute for Maritime Education, Training and Research, and a fully-owned subsidiary of the University of Tasmania.

From seafaring training to research into cutting-edge vessels, our services help the maritime industry and its people develop and innovate.


We offer the largest range of maritime short courses in the Southern Hemisphere, helping people upskill, revalidate and develop rewarding maritime careers.

We deliver face-to-face training from our base in Tasmania, our study centre in Sydney or on location in Australia and around the world. Many of our courses are offered online and are completed by students at their own pace.

Over 50% of our training is bespoke, developed to meet the specific needs of our clients and delivered anywhere in the world.

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.

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We have exclusive commercial access to the College’s suite of maritime facilities, which are the most powerful in the Southern Hemisphere. Facilities we draw on for research and training include a towing tank, a wave tank, a cavitation research laboratory, integrated ship and tug simulators, a survival centre and a new autonomous underwater vehicle facility.

Our flexible and affordable consultancy services are provided in collaboration with research experts at the Australian Maritime College. Together, we offer a diverse range of solutions relating to ship design, port development, technology feasibility studies and more.

We are proud to have worked closely with organisations across the maritime sector for over 30 years to design and deliver solutions that meet their needs.

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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. We’re also affiliated with all major groups in the Marine industry.


  • 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.