Advanced Marine Pilots Training (AMPT)

Course also known as: AMPT

AMSA-recognised Advanced Marine Pilots Training (AMPT) delivered by expert tutors using Australia's most advanced Marine Pilot training facilities.

AMC Search's Advanced Marine Pilot Training is delivered by Human Factors specialist Associate Professor Ben Brooks with support from current Marine Pilots. We have presentations from award-winning maritime experts including: 

  • Maritime Law specialist Captain John Kavanagh
  • Professor Margareta Lutzhoft (on advances in autonomous shipping)
  • Advanced Tug Management with Arie Nygh
  • Organisational Resilience with Associate Professor Steve Curnin
  • Presentations on Advanced PPU and Data Analytics

We also spend three half-days using Australia's most advanced Marine Pilot training facilities at the Centre for Maritime Simulations at the Australian Maritime College. 


This course is designed for practicing marine pilots. Other candidates may be accepted on a case-by-case basis and will be assessed via a review of relevant qualifications and experience.


  • Individual Pilot Performance, Non-Technical Skills and Applied Biometrics
  • Legal Issues in Marine Pilotage
  • Managing Fatigue, Stress, Neurology and Maintaining Cognitive Health
  • Practical team strategies including debriefing principles
  • Advanced Tug Management
  • Advanced PPU usage and data analytics
  • Crisis management and organisational resilience
  • The senior pilot’s role in a Highly Reliable Organisations


  • Best value AMPT course in Australia and unlike any other AMPT course you’ve done before.
  • AMSA recognised
  • The best human factors and human performance training for marine pilots in Australia, grounded in research with Australian marine pilots. 
  • Sessions with international experts on current and emerging issues for marine pilots. 
  • Course is delivered with Australia’s most advanced Marine Pilot training facilities including: 
    • A de-briefing room with a 60” fully interactive touch screen chart table linked to the full Mission Bridge simulator for real time information and exercise replays plus 6 wall mounted screens allowing visual channel information from ECDIS and radar displays
    • A Kongsberg Marine Polaris powered full mission bridge simulator with 4K projections
    • Break out room with kitchen, sofas and Wi-Fi
  • The content is delivered through a mix of theory, discussions, case studies, and practical exercises in our Centre for Maritime Simulations. View the Centre for Maritime Simulations specification brochure


  • Duration: 5 days
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    03-07 June 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $4,865
    21-25 October 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $4,865
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

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