Centre of Excellence
AMC Search is home to Australia's VTS training Centre of Excellence.
The VTS Centre of Excellence is equipped with world-class Wärtsilä simulation facilities that supports a highly realistic training environment for operations and management.
Training courses are AMSA accredited, they meet IALA Recommendations for VTS Training and are delivered in Sydney, on-location or online remotely.
The AMC Search VTS Centre of Excellence focuses on delivering courses with contemporary maritime training methodologies coupled with both physical and cloud based Wärtsilä simulation capabilities.
The VTS Centre of Excellence fully meets requirements for simulation as identified in the IALA Recommendations for VTS Training and supporting guidelines on the use of simulation training in VTS.
AMC Search is the first training provider in the world to receive confirmation of accreditation by a national regulator to deliver real time VTS training remotely using cloud based online simulation technology. The educational approach 100% replicates physical classroom based learning using:
Training is delivered in real time in agreed time zones and can be provided to meet localised requirements, recognising the shift-work nature of VTS. Watch the video for a demonstration of the training in action!
Courses are coordinated by Jillian Carson-Jackson who has worked in the maritime industry for over three decades.
Jillian initiated the development of internationally agreed VTS training, which became the IALA V-103 Training Standard and is chairing the IALAVTS Committee Personnel and Training Working Group (WG3).
She is the current President of The Nautical Institute and a Director of GlobalMET.
With over 25 years’ experience at sea on all types of ships, Sanjiv is a passionate trainer in all forms of marine radiocommunications, including VTS and GMDSS.
He’s a specialist in teaching the use of Standard Marie Communication Phrases to support clear and unambiguous communications and enhance safety outcomes.
I attended AMC Search to complete Vessel Traffic Services Officer (VTSO) training and LOVED IT! The facilities are outstanding, the course delivery (content & pace) are brilliant and the teaching staff are world class.