STCW Continued Competence Refresher program

On Campus Accommodation

AMC Search has handy on-campus accommodation if you are travelling to Tasmania for a refresher course. The hotel style accommodation is both safe and very convenient.

A cafeteria offering hot food for breakfast, lunch and dinner is just meters away.

Norfolk Hall

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 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.

Many providers offer simulated firefighting training, but in our experience there’s nothing like getting hands-on to really refresh your skills.

TT-Line STCW Refresher testimonial

Ferry company TT-Line, T/A Spirit of Tasmania, are long-term clients of AMC Search. Marine Manager Malcolm Merry shares their experience using our STCW Refresher training services in this video.

Excellent Instruction

We’ve been providing maritime training for over 30 years – and our experience shows. The vast majority of our instructors have extensive seafaring backgrounds, and 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 I have always travelled to AMC Search to refresh my tickets 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. Thank you AMC Search.

Kim Cleggett, Director, International Maritime Services Pty Ltd