Accredited vessel traffic services training organisations

We can provide accreditation for vessel traffic services (VTS) training organisations.

We have accredited* the following Australian training organisations to deliver VTS training based on IALA Recommendation V-103 on Standards for Training and Certification of VTS Personnel.

Guidance on the accreditation and approval process can be found in IALA Guideline 1014 on the Accreditation and Approval Process for VTS Training.

The Australian Maritime College

Approved Model Courses

  • V-103/1 on vessel traffic services operator training
  • V-103/2 on vessel traffic services supervisor training
  • V-103/4 on vessel traffic services on-the-job training Instructor

Contact Details

Tel: +61 3 6324 9850

Pivot Maritime

Approved Model Courses

  • V-103/1 on Vessel Traffic Services Operator Training
  • V-103/2 on Vessel Traffic Services Supervisor Training

Contact Details

Tel: +61 (0)3 6330 2929

Process to become an accredited VTS training organisation

A prospective organisation may apply to us for accreditation as a VTS training organisation at any time.

For accreditation, we must be satisfied that:

  • the applicant is a registered training organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority or the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
  • the applicant can meet the responsibilities of a VTS training organisation outlined in IALA Guideline 1014 on the Accreditation and Approval Process for VTS Training.

We use compliance audits to assess the extent to which the entity applying to provide VTS training complies with its legal requirements.  Contact us for more information.

Certificate of accreditation

Accredited VTS training organisations are provided with a certificate of accreditation which states:

  • the approved VTS training courses the organisation may provide
  • any conditions with which the organisation must comply.

Under Marine Order 64 (Vessel Traffic Services) a certificate of accreditation is issued for a period of five years, as long as ongoing audit requirements are met. A renewal application must be made at least 90 days before expiry of the certificate.  

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Last updated: 

Tuesday 18 September 2018