Defence organisations around the world prioritise training, education and research to build high-performing work forces and develop cutting-edge tools, vehicles and vessels.

Defence organisations around the world prioritise training, education and research to build high-performing work forces and develop cutting-edge tools, vehicles and vessels.

In Australia, it’s an exciting time for defence as the Government invests over $89 billion in naval surface ships, future frigates, offshore patrol vessels and submarines. This creates significant demand for qualified workforces to build, maintain and manage the new fleets.

AMC Search is a Key Divisional Supplier to the Maritime Systems Division of the Australian Department of Defence. We’ve also met their Supplier Quality and Safety Assurance program benchmark, scoring over 91%.

AMC Search has worked with Australian and International defence organisations for over 30 years, helping organisations and individuals train, learn and innovate.

AMC Search provides the broadest range of maritime training courses in the Southern Hemisphere, with some courses particularly suited to defence organisations.

Bespoke training

As well as short courses, over 50% of our training is bespoke and put together to meet the specific training needs of organisations. We can carry out gap and skills analysis and design and deliver training that works for your organisation. Most of our training can be delivered in Tasmania, with accommodation provided, or at your location.

Bespoke training we’ve provided to the defence sector includes:

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operator training
  • Long Navigation Ship and Tug-handling and Magnetic Compass Adjustment for the Australian Navy
  • Pacific Patrol Boat Program – Vessel Operation and Maintenance Training; Post-Refit Vessel and Crew Workups and Sea Safety Audits
  • High-Speed Craft Training for HMAS Jervis Bay and USA Forces INCAT Vessels
  • Lifeboat training for large naval auxiliary vessels
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Simulated Training

Our state-of-the-art maritime simulation facilities include a Full Mission Bridge: a full-scale mock-up of a ship and its surroundings. Rather than off-the-shelf solutions, we are experts in putting together bespoke simulated training that meets your organisation’s needs.

Simulated training we’ve delivered to defence organisations includes Azipod vessel handling simulation and advanced navigation for the Australian Navy.

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Research and Development Consulting

Using the world-class facilities and research expertise of the Australian Maritime College, AMC Search provides the defence sector with consulting services that help it develop and innovate.

We work with organisations to provide ongoing or ad-hoc services that allow them to reduce their costs while providing valuable insight into challenges and solutions they face. Our successful track record include feasibility studies, design developments and tank and field testing.

The Australian Maritime College has the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced collection of maritime research facilities. AMC Search holds exclusive commercial access to these facilities, which include a 100-metre-long towing tank, a model test basin and a maritime simulation centre.

  • $3m ARC Research Training Centre: 13 PhD students focused on solving problems for Australia’s future naval platforms.
  • Submarine design concept testing.
  • Cavitation testing with DSTG + Japanese defence organisation ATLA.
  • Our facilities play a key research and development support role in major defence projects such as Future Frigates, Future Submarines, Offshore Patrol Vessels.
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