The shipping industry sustains the global economy by facilitating the export of raw materials and the import/export of manufactured goods and foods.

AMC Search provides the broadest range of maritime training courses in the Southern Hemisphere, with many courses specifically designed for individuals and organisations in the shipping industry.

International shipping is regulated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which sets minimum standards relating to safety, competency and limiting environmental damage at sea.

Our maritime short courses can help individuals gain certificates and qualifications that meet IMO requirements, in particular refresher training mandated by the Manila Amendment to the STCW Code. These courses lead to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued certificates.

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 analyses 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 shipping industry includes:

  • Familiarisation training included legal and cargo aspects for the Department of Transport and Regional Services
  • Bridge Officer Watch Keeping Training for Australian Defence
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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. With its advanced and immersive technology, the maritime simulation facility is ideal for shipping industry training in areas such as vessel familiarisation and teamwork. 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 the shipping industry includes:

  • Terminal teamwork for the Port of Sydney
  • Vessel familiarisation for AMSA
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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 shipping industry 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.

Consultancy we’ve provided to the shipping industry includes:

  • Incident investigations and simulations
  • Hydrodynamic validation and testing
  • Provision of expert witnesses for accident investigations
  • Vessel hire for commercial activity
Find out more about our research and development consulting

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