STCW refresher training

AMC Search offers Australia's best value and most extensive STCW refresher training.

2019 is expected to be a busy year for seafarers revalidating their STCW certificates

Many certificates that were first renewed in 2014 (following newly-introduced requirements from AMSA) will need to undertake refresher training this year (also known as Continued Competence). This includes Certificate of Safety Training, Certificate of Proficiency as Rating, Chief Integrated Rating and Certificate of Competency holders.

As Australia’s leading provider of maritime training, AMC Search is ideally placed to meet demand for high quality STCW refresher training.

Australia's most extensive program

In order to meet demand and suit individuals' schedules, AMC Search is offering over 20 refresher courses over 2019.

Courses are run from our Darling Harbour, Sydney, study centre and from our base in Launceston, Tasmania.

Select the certificate you currently hold to view courses and dates.



World-class facilities

Our world-class facilities are within two hours of 70% of the Australian population.

Designated indoor survival training pool

In Launceston, the survival aspects of our training are carried out in our designated, indoor survival training pool.

The survival pool includes a mock-up of a ship’s superstructure, which is complete with life raft launching facilities, and the ability to be blacked out for simulated night exercises and to create water turbulence, rain, wind noise and simulated storm effects.

Real fire fighting

Unlike the vast majority of maritime training providers, we have access to our own firefighting training ground for the firefighting component of all refresher training.

The firefighting ground is equipped with a wide range of modern firefighting equipment. It includes specialised areas for fighting liquid and gas fires, fires in helicopters, as well as fires within a ship superstructure using self-contained breathing apparatus.

All our courses in Launceston spend at least a full day firefighting. Many providers offer simulated firefighting training, but in our experience there’s nothing like getting hands-on at the centre to really update your skills.

Excellent teaching

We’ve been providing maritime training for over 30 years – and our experience shows. The vast majority of our teachers have extensive seafaring backgrounds, and over the last year (August 2017 - July 2018) 98% of the students surveyed reported they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of the teaching.

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I live in Western Australia however have always travelled to AMC Search to revalidate my Certificate of Competency due to the professionalism of the AMC Search team, the course material and the lecturers' relevant knowledge of all the subjects. The accommodation and the on-campus eating venue are convenient and well-staffed and the simulator centre is excellent. Thank you AMC Search.

Kim Cleggett, Director, International Maritime Services Pty Ltd

World-class simulation time

If you’re revalidating a Master or Deck Officer Certificate of Competency, you’ll spend time in our world-class simulation centre, using six ship operations cubicles and an 18-seat electronic chart display lab to practice high speed craft operations, collision avoidance and more.

Centre for Maritime Simulation

On Campus Accommodation

Students training at our base in Launceston can avail of affordable on campus accommodation at $95 a night. A cafeteria offering hot food for breakfast, lunch and dinner is just meters away.

Norfolk Hall

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For more information and to register, select the certificate you currently hold.

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