With the backing of its parent institution, the Australian Maritime College, AMCS has provided training and consultancy services since 1985, using the internationally-renowned resources of the College, and covering three broad areas:


Maritime short courses include all mandatory training required by STCW78 as amended, together with internationally accredited specialist short courses in Vessel Traffic Services (IALA accredited), Dynamic Positioning (NI accredited) and Ballast Stability Class B (IADC accredited).

Tailored training to meet client requirements, incorporating client procedures/processes, forms 50% of the short course business. Access to extensive range of maritime specialists and experts. Examples include Mooring Operations, Safe Bulk Loading and Bulk Liquid Handling.

Department of Defence Pacific Patrol Boat Contract

Contract held for 20+ years involves the provision of training, travel arrangements, food and accommodation, living allowances and pastoral and medical care for the crews of 22 Patrol boats from 12 Pacific nations.

Consultancy Services

Consulting services offered by AMCS use the resources of the internationally renowned Australian Maritime College, and include:

  • Research projects using College facilities and staff expertise in areas such as marine biology and environments, fisheries stock assessments, gear technology, ship hydrodynamics, electronics, navigation, marine and coastal engineering, safety and survival.
  • Consultancy in ship design, port development and feasibility studies of maritime technology.
  • Project-related joint ventures with other training institutions, government authorities, private companies and consulting organisations.