National Plan training courses and workshops

Competency based training courses, online training and workshops for responders under the National Plan.

AMSA has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Given the current advice being received from Government and direction from AMSA Executive, Response Training will be suspending training courses and activities at least until the end of June.

Any course where AMSA would be bringing learners from around Australia or different parts of a jurisdiction to training will be suspended. This includes: 

  • Marine Pollution Response courses
  • Incident Controller courses
  • Advanced Equipment Operator courses
  • Training communities of practice
  • Currently scheduled AIIMS courses

AMSA will continue to monitor the situation and act on advice provided by health authorities. A review of training course delivery will be conducted in May 2020.

The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies is a cooperative arrangement involving:

  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
  • Australian states and territories
  • Petroleum, chemical and shipping industries.

The National Plan aims to maximise Australia’s marine pollution response capabilities.

Online learning centre

The online course Introduction to pollution response consists of four modules:

  • The National Plan
  • Health and safety in an oil spill
  • Introduction to oil spills
  • Introduction to chemical spills.

These modules are available to everyone.

There is no cost or timeframe for completion, with one exception. Participants attending any AMSA National Plan management training are required to complete these four modules as they underpin learning.

The modules should take approximately four hours in total and must be completed prior to attending.

Modules can be accessed from the AMSA Learning Centre.

A certificate of completion will be forwarded once you have successfully completed the modules.

Course descriptions and dates

Organisations interested in training personnel to provide assistance in marine incident response are encouraged to take advantage of the courses offered by various National Plan organisations.

If you or personnel in your organisation are interested in participating in any of the courses offered, contact the relevant training coordinator for further details.

All course dates and venues are subject to change.

View the training calendar for 2019.

Read the National Plan course descriptions.

Training coordinators

State, territory, and New Zealand training coordinators:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 4 August 2021