AMFA Courses

Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy courses are thoughtfully curated to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving maritime and fisheries landscape. Whether you aspire to navigate the high seas, pioneer sustainable fishing practices, or lead maritime operations, our selection of premier courses will empower you to chart your own course of success. Courses with virtual reality (VR) are also an option. Select one of the best maritime training courses in Australia!

AMFA Marine, Seafood & Fisheries Courses

Marine Radio Operator VHF & HF Skill Set - AMFA Course

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 Course AMFA

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.

Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal Course - AMFA

Coxswain Grade 3 Near Coastal

This qualification is offered by AMFA, and the AMSA issued certificate grants you the authority to:

  • Command and operate the engines of a vessel less than 12 metres long with propulsion power for inboard or outboard engine of up to 500 kW
  • That is used only for towing people
  • In daylight hours only
  • In waters approved as a water ski area by a State or Territory authority.
Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal Course - AMFA

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 course with AMFA

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 - Marine course

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 AMFA course

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 45 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 45 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 using Marine Virtual Reality

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 2 course with AMFA

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
Flexible Industry Pathways / Coxswain Course

General Purpose Hand

MAR10220 – Certificate I in Maritime Operations

The General Purpose Hand Near Coastal course will allow you to:

  • Assist with deck or engine work on vessels up to 100m long or 3000 GT, in the Australian exclusive economic zone, under general supervision of the master, chief engineer or delegated crew member.
Flexible Industry Pathways / Coxswain Course

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.

    Maritime VR Technology

    Morild Virtual Reality

    As part of AMFA courses, we provide access to Morild’s fleet of products. Their expertise and passion is developing portable Virtual Reality (VR) training simulators for the maritime industry, without compromise on quality in any aspect.

    Everything is virtualised, significantly reducing cost and system complexity compared to conventional stationary solutions. Maritime VR at its finest!

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