Local Port Services (LPS) Training

Course Prerequisites

A basic knowledge of ports and shipping would benefit the participant. Participants will be required to obtain a nationally endorsed Restricted Radio Operator Certificate either before or following course completion.

Scheduled Dates

Courses are scheduled on demand.  To express interest please email:  AMCS.Training@utas.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.

Course Duration

5 days

Course Fee

By quotation

Course Fee Include

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary WIFI access

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

Numerous small and medium sized ports throughout the world experience low or moderate shipping volume in circumstances that do not require a full Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) System.

This course is designed for those ports and others in which some or all communications staff responsible for ship/shore communications do not require full Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) certification, but still require a basic ship/shore communications training program in order to carry out delegated safety and commercial mandates of the Harbour Master.


An AMC Certificate will be issued to participants who successfully complete the course.

Location Information

The course is conducted at the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Campus in 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 $55.00.

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

Accommodation Options

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

Payment Options

To secure a course registration, payment of the course fee are required (or at minimum of 50% deposit).  Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit Card (online or via (03) 6324-9850)
  • Bank Deposit
  • Cheque/Money Order
  • Company Invoice (approved companies only)

Detailed payment options will be made available after registration is submitted.