Coastal seafarers are hands-on and dynamic. From running catamaran tourist trips and fishing charters, to working on rig tenders and onshore vessels – seafarers are highly mobile. Our courses are industry relevant and provide you with a globally recognised qualification, which could take you around the world.
We offer a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs, tailored to match industry needs and specialised career pathways. As part of the course study, you will have access to our world-class suite of facilities including:
- Training vessels
- State-of-the-art engineering workshops
- Navigation and engine room simulations
- Firefighting centre
- Survival centre
- Seamanship workshops
You may have units of competence from previous study which can count toward your studies, simply complete the admission form and attach copies of any supporting documents you may have (please do not send originals).
All seafarer courses are linked to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) or State Marine Authority licenses which have statutory requirements concerning sea time, medical fitness and eyesight. Our Seafarer courses are open to all applicants who can satisfy the entry requirements.
Residents of Tasmania making enquiries about eligibility should contact:
Marine and Safety Tasmania
GPO Box 607
HOBART TAS 7001
Students from interstate should contact AMSA.
If you have a query concerning your eligibility, please contact +61 3 6324 9404 or email us directly
On completion of the admission form, either scan and email or mail the Admission form and copies of the supporting documents to AMC. Please refrain from sending original documentation through to AMC.
Locked Bag 1397
LAUNCESTON TAS 7250
Accepting your Offer
Your offer will include detail about the course in which your placement has been offered, the expected commencement date, the full course fee and the offer expiry date. We may also contact you for further information.
A Provisional Offer of Admission may be made when an applicant has applied for a formal course of study but had to complete additional studies (e.g. Maths) or supply additional information.
To secure your place within the course, you will need to pay a 20% deposit within 14 days.
If you prefer to pay your invoice online by credit card, please use the University of Tasmania's ePayments.
In the event of a course being cancelled or discontinued, you will be fully refunded. If you withdraw from a course with more than eight weeks' notice, we will refund any course fees paid less an administrative fee of 10% of the course cost.
If you withdraw for any reason other than illness (verified by a medical certificate), with less than eight weeks' notice, 20% of the course cost will be forfeited. You may forfeit all monies paid if you fail to commence the course.
Where delivery has commenced, refunds may be sought and negotiated on an individual basis with us. In this instance, a percentage of student fees will be refunded dependent on the percentage of the service provided.
Enrolment fees paid for any program cover administrative components of the service provision and are non-refundable. Our course fees are designed to minimise the impact of fees and charges on the student through flexible payment plans, which are dependent on program type.
During your induction, you will complete an Enrolment Confirmation and Agreement, assessment plan, and be provided with information regarding your course and timetables. Where permitted, you will be given recognition for their current skills and prior learning.
Important: Please ensure you bring originals or certified copies of your supporting documents to the enrolment day.