Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Training, education and eLearning

Marine Environment

An Introduction to Pollution Response, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies eLearning module, is free and available through the AMSA Learning Centre to anyone who wishes to gain an awareness of how we combat pollution in the marine environment under Australia's National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and Other Noxious and Hazardous Substances.

Coastal Pilotage

The Torres Strait and Great Barrier Reef are used by a wide variety of vessels ranging from large tankers and container ships, bulk carriers and cruise ships as well as traditional fishing boats, modern trawlers and pleasure craft. All but the smallest vessels are confined to a few well-defined routes, which are potentially hazardous to navigation – frequently very narrow or shallow, confined by many charted dangers, and strongly influenced by tides and tidal streams.

Coastal Pilotage has an eLearning module available for Pilot training, and access to more general learning opportunities can be accessed through the AMSA Learning Centre pilot training area.

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety

The National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety has eLearning packages that can assist you in discovering more about aspects of the new law and how it operates. You can access the National System eLearning modules through the AMSA Learning Centre.

Ship safety

A selection of ship safety videos are available for training purposes. They include:

  • a twenty five minute port State control (PSC) training video for use by ships’ crews and operators and a five minute advisory video on port state control.
  • a five -minute advisory video on the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)
  • a five minute advisory on Shipping Registration and the application of the Shipping Registration Act 1981.

There are also shorter one-minute ‘snapshot’ videos on MLC, PSC and Shipping Registration on their respective pages.

For more information, please contact AMSA.

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