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New wave of marine classification and survey training arrives in Australia

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AMC Search, the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College, has signed an exclusive partnership with historic marine classification and survey institution Lloyd’s Register to deliver its specialist courses in Australia for the first time.

The agreement provides the Australian maritime industry with exclusive access to the training expertise of Lloyd’s Register who have been delivering classification and surveying services to the maritime industry since 1760.

AMC Search CEO Dean Cook said the benefits of the agreement were far-reaching and would help the maritime industry meet future workforce challenges.

As the maritime industry workforce rapidly ages, it is essential that the next generation are upskilled to replace retiring professionals,” Mr Cook said.

“However, with a lack of high-value classification and survey training available in the Australian market this is proving to be an almost impossible task. By partnering with Lloyd’s Register, we aim to help mitigate this industry-wide issue.”

Lloyd’s Register Marine Business Development (Australasia) Manager, Pierre de Chateau said that providing industry with quality maritime classification and survey graduates was an important way to ensure Australia’s maritime industry continued to operate safely and in accordance with international standards.

“The maritime industry has a proud history of working to an international rules-based system, but with guidelines and standards constantly changing it is critical for Australia to stay ahead of this dynamic and fluid governance landscape,” he said.

“Failure to meet international rules and guidelines can have a major impact upon a company, so having access to well-trained classification and survey expertise helps to minimise a company’s exposure to risk.”

The first course will be delivered from the AMC Search Darling Harbour Campus in Sydney in March 2019.

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(Photo): AMC Search CEO Dean Cook and Lloyd's Register Marine and Offshore Manager Alan Williams welcome the training partnership.

Published on: 18 Dec 2018