DP Familiarisation/Awareness

Scheduled Dates

No courses are currently scheduled, however additional courses may be scheduled upon demand.  To express interest, please contact: searchinfo@amc.edu.au.

Course Registration

Acknowledgement of registration will be provided by return email. Confirmation of registration is provided upon payment of the course fees, and subject to AMCS Registration Terms.


2 days

Course Fee

By quotation only

Course Fee Include

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea

AMCS Registration Terms

To secure your enrolment, payment of 50% of the course fee is required.  Cancellations up to 15 working days prior to the scheduled date will be accepted without penalty.  Cancellations less than 15 working days will be subject to 100% cancellation fee.

AMCS reserves the right to cancel the course if insufficient registrations have been received by seven days from commencement of course.  Any fees paid for cancelled courses will be refunded in full.

When making flight bookings please ensure you book on a fully refundable basis.

Course Aim

Course Participants will understand the components of a DP system, its practical use as well as the effects of  system failures and redundancy concepts. The course highlights key guidelines affecting all types of DP operations, and analyses practical aspects of common DP vessel applications through real world case studies. By combining these elements, participants will understand how to best utilise DP equipped vessels, as well as understand their limitations.

Course Content

The course is tailored to suit professionals involved in the delivery of projects utilizing DP vessels.

Roles that would benefit from the course include, but are not limited to:

Field Engineers, Project Managers, Offshore Construction/Installation Managers, Dive/ROV/Drilling Supervisors, Project Shift/Bridge Supervisors, Marine Warranty Surveyors

The course challenges the industry mind-set of compliance related training, and focuses on an understanding of the “hows” and “whys” that aid the consistent delivery of incident free DP operations.

The DP Familiarisation course has been re-developed, utilising the latest available industry information, “Guidance for Professional Development of Personnel engaged in DP Operations (MDAT)” issued by the Marine Technology Society’s Dynamic Positioning Committee. This standard has been developed with Marine Safety Forum, Classification Societies, and Flag State collaboration.

Location Information

Newnham Campus, Launceston Tasmania

Participants arriving at Launceston Airport should make their way to the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Drive, Newnham.  Taxi fare from the airport is approximately $65.00.

Parking:  Complimentary car parking is provided on campus in areas designated to AMCS participants and clients.

Accommodation Options

Newnham Campus, Launceston Tasmania

On-campus accommodation can be reserved via the online enrolment form. Further information is provided here, together with off-campus options.