Advanced Marine Pilots Training (AMPT)

The Advanced Marine Pilots Training (AMPT) Course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of the factors affecting Marine Pilotage today, with a strong focus on the human condition.

The subjects covered include:

  • The science behind the human cognitive capabilities and the potential for decline
  • Human performance including fatigue, stress, and fitness for duty
  • The impact of VTS on Pilotage
  • Effective mentoring and debriefing techniques
  • The legal aspects of Pilotage
  • Current techniques and technology used during Pilotage
  • The establishment and maintenance of an effective Safety Culture

The content is delivered through a mix of theory, discussions, case studies, and practical exercises in the AMC Centre for Maritime Simulations.

For candidates wishing to revalidate their Certificates of Competency, the AMPT course is scheduled to align with other revalidation components such as Revalidation Part A, Advanced Fire Fighting, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, GMDSS Renewal, and Medical Care Refresher, if required. Please let our staff know upon booking for further information email

The duration of the course is five days, starting at 13:00 on the first day, and finishing at 13:00 on the final day to assist in travel and rostering arrangements.

Scheduled Dates

This course is also available on demand. To express interest, email:

Advanced Pilots Professional Training (AMPT)

Location Start Date End Date Status Register
Launceston, TAS Jun 04 2018 Jun 08 2018 Places Available Register Now
Launceston, TAS Sep 03 2018 Sep 07 2018 Places Available Register Now
Launceston, TAS Nov 12 2018 Nov 16 2018 Places Available Register Now


28 hours, conducted over 5 days

Course Fee

2018:  AUD $4,400 (including GST)

Course Fee Includes

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary WIFI access

AMCS Registration Terms

To secure your enrolment, payment of 50% of the course fee is required.  Cancellations up to 15 working days prior to the scheduled date will be accepted without penalty.  Cancellations less than 15 working days will be subject to 100% cancellation fee.

AMCS reserves the right to cancel the course if insufficient registrations have been received by seven days from commencement of course.  Any fees paid for cancelled courses will be refunded in full.

When making flight bookings please ensure you book on a fully refundable basis.

Location Information

The course is conducted at the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Campus in Launceston Tasmania

Participants arriving at Launceston Airport should make their way to the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Drive, Newnham.  Taxi fare from the airport is approximately $55.00.

Parking:  Complimentary car parking is provided on campus in areas designated to AMCS participants and clients.

Accommodation Options

On-campus accommodation can be reserved via the online enrolment form. Further information is provided here, together with off-campus options.

Payment Options

To secure a course registration, payment of the course fee are required (or at minimum of 50% deposit).  Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit Card (online or via (03) 6324-9850)
  • Bank Deposit
  • Cheque/Money Order
  • Company Invoice (approved companies only)

Detailed payment options will be made available after registration is submitted.