AMC was formally established as an institute of the University of Tasmania in January 2008 in accordance with the Commonwealth government's Maritime Legislation Amendment Act 2007 following the repeal of the Maritime College Act 1978.
As well as the Act itself, two other documents are important in the governance of the AMC:
- University of Tasmania Ordinance 15 (PDF 38.2KB) – Australian Maritime College
- The Heads of Agreement (PDF 2.1MB) in respect of the integration of the Australian Maritime College and the University of Tasmania.
The Act and University Ordinance established the AMC Board which is responsible for strategic policy making and administrative direction within the context of the University Plan. The AMC Board oversees the Principal of AMC – Professor Neil Bose. It reports to the University Council through the Vice-Chancellor of the University – Professor Peter Rathjen. It is also required to report annually to the Australian government. AMC Board membership is specified by the Act and comprises seven members who are appointed by the University Council. The Principal is also an ex officio member of the Board.
AMC Board meeting dates for 2017
- 9 March (Thursday) - Launceston
- 24 May (Wednesday) - Perth
- 9 August (Wednesday) - Canberra
- 14 September (Thursday) - Launceston (Strategic Planning)
- 23 November (Thursday) - Sydney