Australian Maritime & Fisheries Academy

Relevant, practically-focussed training

The Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy (AMFA) provides a high quality of innovative training that increases the standards within the maritime, seafood and fishing industries.

Offering a broad range of nationally accredited training programmes and short courses, AMFA is continuously developing and customising its wide range of education programmes to meet industry specific requirements.

AMFA students now have wider career options than ever before in the areas of oil and gas. These industries have become a large employer of skilled maritime workers.

Maritime VR Technology

Maritime Virtual Reality Simulators

AMFA is excited to be the exclusive Agent for Morild Virtual Reality Simulators (VR) in the Asia Pacific region, providing products and services for Morild. The Australian Maritime & Fisheries academy use the latest Morild Virtual Reality simulator (VR) software and hardware to train up to Master 35 Students within the Academy.

Morild’s expertise and passion is developing portable Virtual Reality (VR) training simulators for the maritime industry, without compromise on quality in any aspect. Everything is virtualized, significantly reducing costs and system complexity compared to conventional stationary solutions. Put simply, ‘You need to see it to believe it’.

Benefits
  • More affordable
  • Off the shelf Hardware
  • Easy instillation
  • Transportable (Laptop or Desktop)
  • Upgrades included
  • Subscription (annually)
  • Training*
  • Support*
  • Custom ports
  • Custom vessels
  • Multi Users (different vessels same scenario)
Who is it for?
  • Maritime Pilot Training
  • Maritime RTO student training
  • Vessel training for crew
  • Training for masters
  • Vessel Walk around (Custom)
  • Vessel design
  • Training on Radar
  • Training on Charts
  • Students interested in Maritime Simulators
  • Much more….

AMFA Courses

Marine Radio Operator VHF & HF Skill Set

MARSS00010 – Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP)

This Skill Set reflects the skills required by Masters of commercial vessels who use marine radio and telephone equipment to transmit and receive information to and from ship to ship and ship to shore.

Shipboard Safety Skill Set

MARSS00008 – Skill Set

This Skill Set reflects the work required by people who need to complete shipboard safety units of competency required by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Basic swimming ability is required in order to successfully complete the practical.

Exemption 38 Marine Safety

Exemption – Low Complexity Duties

This course is offered by AMFA to people who are required to undertake limited maritime operations with low complexity duties to:

  • operate during daylight hours only
  • command a vessel <12m long and operate propulsion power for an inboard engine <100kW or outboard engine <250kW

Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal

MAR10418 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to command a commercial marine vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 100kW for an inboard engine
  • that is not carrying passengers

Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal

MAR20321 – Certificate II in Maritime Operations

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to command a commercial marine vessel:

  • up to 12 metres in length
  • with propulsion power that is unlimited for an outboard engine or up to 500 kW for an inboard engine
  • that can carry passengers

Master Inland Waters

MAR31021 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to command a commercial marine vessel:

  • up to 24 metres in length within inland waters

Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal

MAR30921 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to gain an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certificate of competency in the capacity of:

  • master on commercial vessels up to 24 m in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or
  • chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 35 m in length within the EEZ or
  • chief mate or deck watchkeeper on vessels up to 80 m in length in inshore waters

Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal

MAR40320 – Certificate IV in Maritime Operations

This qualification is offered by AMFA to people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to act on a commercial marine vessel:

  • Up to 35 metres in length within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as a Master and up to 80 metres in length as a Mate.

Marine Engine Driver Grade 3

MAR20421 – Certificate II in Maritime Operations

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to operate machinery:

  • on vessels less than 500kW propulsion power as a Chief Engineer in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • on vessels less than 750kW propulsion power as a Second Engineer in the EEZ.

Marine Engine Driver Grade 2

MAR30821 – Certificate III in Maritime Operations

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to operate machinery:

  • on vessels less than 750kW propulsion power as a Chief Engineer in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
  • on vessels less than 1500kW propulsion power as Second Engineer in the EEZ

Fisheries Compliance

SFI30419 – Certificate III in Fisheries Compliance

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed or seeking employment as Fisheries Officers.

Flexible Industry Pathway Program

MARSS00008 – Shipboard Safety Skill Set & MAR20321 – Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal

This course is tailored for Year 11 & 12 High School Students. The course prepares young and enthusiastic members of the community with a range of entry level maritime skills.

The course adds 60 points towards South Australian Certificate of Education and is offered currently at campuses in Port Adelaide and Port Lincoln.

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