Advanced Marine Pilots Training (AMPT)

Course also known as: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.

AMPT training is delivered by Human Factors specialist Ben Brooks and Marine Pilot Peter Dwyer using Australia's most advanced Marine Pilot training facilities.

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 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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