Advanced Marine Pilots Training (AMPT)

Course also known as:AMPT

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

AMPT training is delivered by Human Factors specialist Ben Brooks and Marine Pilot Peter Dwyer and award-winning maritime law specialist Captain John Kavanagh using Australia's most advanced Marine Pilot training facilities.

The course is tailored for the pilotage sector and topics covered include:

  • Human performance including fatigue, stress, and fitness for duty.
  • How to maintain cognitive health and extend your pilotage career.
  • The integration of port teams into the Pilotage process.
  • Check pilotage principles and tools.
  • Hydrodynamics for expert ship handlers.
  • The implementation of big PPU data.
  • The advanced pilot's role in safety management systems, safety culture and the highly reliable port.

Why choose AMC Search for Advanced Marine Pilot Training:

  • Best value AMPT course in Australia and unlike any other course you’ve done before.
  • AMSA approved
  • The best human factors and human performance training for marine pilots in Australia, grounded in research with Australian marine pilots.
  • A session on hydrodynamics for the advanced ship handler.
  • A session on recent legal issues in marine pilotage and question and answer session with John Kavanagh.
  • Course is delivered with Australia’s most advanced Marine Pilot training facilities including:
    • A Kongsberg Marine Polaris powered full mission bridge simulator with 4K projections;
    • 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;
    • 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

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.


  • Duration: 5 days
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    November, 18-22, 2019 | Launceston, TAS | $4,400
    2020 Course Dates Coming Soon | Launceston, TAS | $0 Join Waitlist

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