Marine Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) Operator course

Course also known as: MASS Operator course

This training program is designed for personnel who require the knowledge, skills, and experience to operate a Marine Autonomous Surface ship. An existing Master Mariner or Chief Mate qualification appropriate to size of the size of vessel being operated will be a prerequisite for this course.

The course will be delivered through theory sessions followed by simulator based practical ‘hands-on’ sessions to provide candidates with optimal learning outcomes. Content in this course will be generic in nature. Extensive use of AMC’s Simulators are proposed for this course. 


  • Application of ColRegs in the autonomous context
  • MASS voyage planning and navigation
  • RF and satellite communication
  • Data exchange systems
  • Advanced positioning systems
  • Theory and science of autonomous maritime systems
  • Blind pilotage
  • Emergency procedures for remotely operated vessels
  • Risk management of autonomous and remotely operated Vessels
  • Regulation of MASS
  • Emerging technologies in maritime autonomy


Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to receive an Australian Maritime College Certificate in Marine Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) Operator Training.


  • Duration: 10 days
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    29 July - 9 August 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $8,525
  • Course available on demand

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

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