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AMC IS A SPECIALIST INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

2014 COURSE GUIDE AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH

YOUR TICKET TO THE WORLD 2014 COURSE GUIDE

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Why

AMC?

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is Australia’s national institute for maritime and maritime-related education, training and research, and one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). AMC is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania (UTAS), founded in 1980 and one of Australia’s original ‘sandstone’ universities. Together we offer an exceptional, more personal educational experience that’s great value for money, and a relaxed campus lifestyle in an island environment often described as one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Want to captain a vessel, safeguard the world’s marine environments,

keep the world’s goods moving, or design ships and robotic underwater vehicles?

Looking for a career change, a new life ashore or better prospects ?

Want to pursue your

passion through graduate research that’s got real world

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REASONS TO CHOOSE

AMC

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A global reputation for excellence

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World-class, multi-million-dollar suite of specialist facilities

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High graduate employment rate

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Professionally experienced lecturers with world-wide industry links

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Flexible course delivery

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Small class sizes on campus

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Endless opportunities

Excellence that transfers directly to you

And you get to use them

We’re driven by your success

We’ll set your career aspirations on course Study part-time , online or by distance 2

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You’ll get one-on-one access to teaching staff You’ll have access to a wide range of scholarships (some are even non-competitive)

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Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake this course by distance.

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CONTENTS World-class Learning and Research Facilities

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Undergraduate & vocational Course Information Marine Environment

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Conservation Aquaculture Fisheries Management Aquatic Animal Health Maritime Engineering

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Ocean Engineering Naval Architecture Marine & Offshore Engineering Maritime Business & International Logistics

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International Logistics (Freight Forwarding) Maritime & Logistics Management Maritime Technology Management Coastal Seafaring (deck & engine)

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Ocean Seafaring (deck & engine)

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Postgraduate Information Postgraduate Courses

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Research Higher 51 Degree (HDR) Opportunities

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AMC SEARCH Commercial Services

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scholarships: national & international

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amc on tv

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open day

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Campus life & accommodation

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enquiries, entry requirements & how to apply

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take the helm Centre for Maritime Simulations Experience what it’s like to be in control of a vessel using one of the world’s most advanced maritime simulators This state-of-the art suite of facilities offers real-time maritime simulation technology that includes a full-mission ship’s bridge, a tug simulator and six ship operations bridges. It is used for research and investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, and improving

Experience real-time maritime simulation

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ship and port safety and efficiency. It also bridges the gap between practice and theory as an effective aid for training and competency assessment of ship masters and deck officers. They learn about ship-handling, passage planning and the use of radar, electronic charts, automatic identification systems and automatic radar plotting aids. All eight bridges can be made interactive.

Did you know? Two of the world’s biggest cruise ships made it safely into Sydney Harbour, thanks to the Centre for Maritime Simulations. Ocean liners Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth docked within 15 minutes of each other near Fort Denison for the first time – virtually on AMC’s ship simulator, and then in real life.

The simulator database includes most Australian

Prior to the “real” visit by the two Queens, Port

and New Zealand ports, as well as areas of

of Sydney pilots travelled to Launceston to utilise

Europe, Malaysia, and Indonesia. AMC also

AMC’s ship bridge and tug simulators to assess the

provides regular pilot simulation training to

operation’s huge logistical and technical challenges.

maritime organisations such as TasPorts,

The pilots were able to manage the speed and

Newcastle Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto, Port Kembla, Southport (NZ), TT Line, Woodside Energy and Port Nelson.

control the separation distances required to safely navigate the vessels – which measure 345 and 293 metres long respectively – through the waterway.

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Meet our fleet

Stephen Brown

This impressive fleet of training vessels is based at the Beauty Point campus, a 45-minute drive from AMC’s main campus, close to where the Tamar estuary meets Bass Strait.

Bluefin This former collier is moored permanently and has been renovated for use as a stationary training ship. Seafaring students learn how to rebuild and maintain engines on board, and a damage control unit, comprising three floodable compartments, is used to train students and Department of Defence Pacific Patrol Boat personnel. An R5 fast rescue boat and davit are also located on board. Whether you’re studying maritime engineering, the marine environment, navigation, or the workings of a ship’s engine, it’s likely you’ll spend some time on AMC’s 35m flagship training vessel. Bluefin cruises Australian waters with up to 20 students on training voyages from two days to two weeks. Studies on board include habitat monitoring, fish sampling, fishing technology, machinery operation and maintenance, environmental assessment, oceanographic instrument mooring, and ship design and function.

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Bluefin is also used for coastal masters, pre-sea deck and integrated rating training, and training in shipboard operations.

DIDyou YOU KNOW? Did know? Bluefin is also available for commercial charter. It has rescued stranded Antarctic scientists from Macquarie Island and conducted minesweeping trials for the Royal Australian Navy.

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Aboard this mobile classroom, marine environment students learn about fishing gear technology, prawn trawling techniques, habitat mapping and aquatic sampling. This 14m steel-hulled former Queensland prawn trawler is also used by coastal seafaring students gaining their small vessel handling certificate.


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Emergenc y response centre

Providing the training that could one day mean the difference between life and death Damage Control Unit

Survival Centre Learn how to keep a cool head under pressure. Combining a heated pool and mock ship’s superstructure, this facility is blacked out for simulated night exercises, and can also create water turbulence, rain, wind noise and simulated storm effects. Students learn from the best at a facility that provides frontline training for oceangoing members of the maritime industry, including fishermen and passenger ship crew. The pool is also used by naval architecture and ocean engineering students for deep water model testing.

Marine Fire Fighting Training Centre Help avoid tragedies at sea. Staffed by experienced officers, this facility specialises in practical training including the control of liquid and gas fires, and the use of self-contained breathing apparatus to fight fires in a mock ship structure. The fire investigation unit provides seafarers with the knowledge and skills to determine the cause of fires on ships and how to preserve the scene.

How well do you cope when things go wrong? Find out at the Damage Control (Flood) Training Centre. The facility is located on the AMC’s training vessel Stephen Brown, which is permanently moored at Beauty Point. The three floodable compartments on board provide damage control training for seafaring students and Department of Defence Pacific Patrol Boat personnel.

Fast Rescue Boat Training This is a practical hands-on opportunity for students and qualified mariners to learn how to launch and handle a Fast Rescue Craft (FRC), as well as recover people who have fallen overboard, and manage a casualty.

Did you know? All students undergoing training or studies on the Bluefin undertake an Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) course through the Emergency Response Centre. This includes units on fire prevention, accident prevention, emergency procedures and survival at sea.

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learn from the best National Hydrodynamics Research Centre

Put your ideas to the test and learn from the best in world-class facilities that are also used by industry leaders and defence organisations

Towing tank Australia’s largest hydrodynamic towing tank has been designed to investigate the behaviour of ships’ hulls in different conditions, and to find ways to reduce fuel costs and environmental damage. Naval architecture and ocean engineering students use this 100m-long tank and a huge range of specially made models to study vessels, offshore oil rigs and even submarines in a variety of controlled environments. The facility has also played a key role in several America’s Cup campaigns. Industry projects conducted in the towing tank have involved experiments on defence vessels, patrol and police boats, catamaran, frigates, bulk carriers, container ships, high performance racing yachts, landing craft, barges, trimarans, submarines, wave energy structures, tidal energy converters, sonar equipment and semi-submersibles.

Model test basin Where else could you test everything from manmade surf facilities to navy vessels? The model test basin is used by students, national research organisations and industry to conduct hydrodynamic experiments in maritime operations in ports, harbours, rivers and coastal regions. It has also been used to test cutting-edge wave energy technology. The basin’s wave maker features sixteen computer-controlled paddles that can produce a variety of waves. Engineering students conduct experimental laboratory sessions here and first-year maritime engineering students test their mettle in the highlycompetitive rat-trap races. The facility is used by industry for a variety of experiments. Organisations involved include the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO), Oceanlinx, Rio Tinto, the UK Ministry of Defence, Austal Ships, Newcastle Port Corporation, Kobe University (Japan), Memorial University (Canada), and Incat Tasmania.

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Cavitation research laboratory This facility is the maritime equivalent of a wind tunnel. Internationally unique, this is one of the few experimental laboratories of this type in the world, used to test hydrodynamic behaviour of submerged structures such as submarines and ship hulls. Cavitation can interfere with the operation of hydrographic and acoustic research ships, and cause discomfort for cruise ship passengers. It can rapidly erode the surface of concrete, metal and other hard materials. The facility plays a key role in providing research and advice on the development of submarines, destroyers, patrol boats and other defence vessels. The lab also has applications in the areas of medicine, biomedical engineering and biology.

Computing cluster Students can use the cluster for solving complex engineering problems. It is the perfect complement to AMC’s experimentally based facilities. It consists of a Linux cluster of 176 cores on 44 nodes and one server. This computing power allows it to complete more complex jobs in one year than one central processing unit could do in 14 years. This facility is equivalent to ones used by advanced organisations such as defence, oil and gas, America’s Cup and Formula One teams.

Circulating water channel A window into the ways of the underwater world. Situated at Beauty Point, this facility can be used to test the behaviour of structures in currents, such as fishing gear and oil and gas pipelines. The channel has a large viewing window so that objects can be observed from side on. The facility has recently been utilised by organisations such as the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for projects including development of seal excluder devices and tools to minimise seabird by-catch.

Did you know? All of the facilities in the National Hydrodynamics Research Centre have been used to test Australian submarine designs.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Marine Environment facilities

Tackle the critical challenges posed by contemporary global issues like climate change, food security, ecosystem conservation and animal health

RESEARCH LABORATORIES In addition to a large general research lab, AMC boasts a range of specialist research laboratories at the Newnham campus, and a seafood processing laboratory at Beauty Point.

researchers focus on the impacts of issues such as climate change on marine ecosystems, kelp ecology, spread of invasive species and their impacts on native communities.

Aquaculture Nutrition Laboratory: Assists with

Seafood Quality & Safety laboratories: Used for

the processing and analysis of ingredients, feeds and fish.

Fish Health Laboratory: Used for aquatic animal health research and disease investigations. Endocrine Laboratory: Helps researchers better understand reproductive development, stress factors and growth performance of cultured fish.

Molecular Biology Laboratory: Supports projects on aquatic animal health and disease, aquaculture nutrition, algal and microbial ecology, detection and tracking of introduced and harmful marine pests, fisheries genetics and biology.

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Marine Ecology Laboratory: Where students and

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analysis, ranging from basic physical and chemical assessments to product development, self-life determinations and preservation technology.


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AQUACULTURE CENTRE Whether you’re interested in saltwater or freshwater aquaculture, tropical or temperate species, you can study them all at this Newnhambased facility. Take measurements from fish in culture, understand aquaculture husbandry practices, and construct aquaculture and aquarium equipment. The Centre is also active in a variety of research projects.

Did you know? Next time you tuck into a seafood dish, spare a thought for where it came from. It’s likely that your garlic prawns or baked salmon actually came from a ‘farm’. Aquaculture is fish farming, and a whole lot more. It’s also one of the fastest growing food industries in the world. Because of over-fishing, the world depends on aquaculture. In the poorest communities, aquaculture provides a relatively inexpensive source of protein. Aquaculture also supports the food chain at a lower level - producing algae and other plant organisms for animal feed.

Megan and Andy, the Tasmanian contestants from TV’s My Kitchen Rules at AMC’s 2012 Open Day 2014 COURSE GUIDE

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DIVE IN to a new school of thought.

Your degree could see you protecting the natural wonders of our oceans, pioneering new ways to cultivate fish or ensuring the sustainability of the world’s essential fishing industries.

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ur marine environment courses will give you the knowledge and skills to contribute in very real and positive ways to conservation of the marine environment and sustainability of marine resources and maritime industries. The island state of Tasmania is perfect for students who want to study and experience pristine wilderness and diverse marine ecosystems. You will also have access to AMC’s multimillion-dollar suite of tailored applied marine science laboratories and other facilities, such as the Bluefin (see facilities pages).

Passionate

about the world’s marine environments? Love fishing and want to

make a difference

in the industry?

Looking to be a part of the world’s growing

aquaculture industry?

You can create your own customised marine-focused, applied science degree, with options across the following major areas of study: Fisheries Management Wild-capture fisheries exist in oceans, coastal and continental shelf areas, and within river and inland lake systems. Pressures on global fish stocks are increasing, and how we address these issues today will determine the fishing future of tomorrow. This area of study will develop your skills and knowledge in the application of advanced scientific, technological and management solutions necessary for sustainable wild-capture fisheries.

Aquaculture Aquaculture is the cultivation and production of aquatic organisms including fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Current growth and expansion of the aquaculture industries has been driven by the doubling of global fish consumption since the 1970’s and the recognition of the important role aquaculture will play in ensuring food security into the future.

Marine Conservation Focusing on the protection and preservation of marine ecosystems, this area of study covers issues such as the impacts of human society, restoration of damaged ecosystems and safeguarding species that are at risk of extinction. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge to design and implement solutions to diverse conservation issues.

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marine environment associate degree

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Aquaculture DURATION:

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2 years full-time

As the son of an oyster farmer, I’ve had the aquaculture ‘bug’ from an early age.

LOCATION: LAUNCESTON INTAKE: february, july

My family started in 1978 with 15 hectares of water. The farms have now grown to 52 hectares of water and we produce 150,000 dozen edible oysters a year, as well as growing another 100,000 juvenile oysters for another farm.

This program has been designed to meet industry needs and provide practical education and training in aquaculture. It prepares students for the workplace through a combination of vocational, scientific and technological training complemented with industry placement. In addition to introductory theoretical units covering biology, chemistry and mathematics, students develop skills and understanding across all facets of aquaculture production. These subject areas include: aquaculture technology, hatchery production techniques, fish health management and seafood quality and safety.

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html).

Also required is a minimum satisfactory achievement (SA) in at least two senior secondary pre-tertiary subjects, preferably with English (or equivalent).

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I came to AMC thinking I knew it all – I left knowing I certainly didn’t! Studying at AMC has definitely made me a better farmer. I remember my lecturer saying the most important thing you can gain from a tertiary degree is the ability to think independently. Since graduating in 2004, I took over the family farms and I am now Managing Director of Tasmanian Wilderness Oysters Pty Ltd and Shipwreck Point Oysters Pty Ltd. Through serving on various boards, I’m also part of a new generation of Australian oyster farmers looking to move the industry forward. Studying at AMC gave me a great opportunity to get a qualification that has set me up for the rest of my life in a career that I love. It was also a really good place to meet interesting people and the social life was fantastic.

Applicants with relevant experience or VET/TAFE/ Polytechnic certificate level units will be considered for entry.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Graduates with a minimum grade of credit in secondyear Aquaculture units can enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) majoring in Aquaculture, and will receive credit for subjects passed.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The practical nature of this course, together with the current expansion of the aquaculture industry, ensures ready employment both nationally and internationally. Graduates are well-equipped for careers in all facets of aquaculture production including fish, shellfish, live feeds and algal culture, and systems maintenance.

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marine environment associate degree Applied Science (Marine Environment) Duration:

2 years full-time

Location: Launceston INTAKE: february, july This course provides an innovative, multi-disciplinary and applied science approach to learning about the marine environment in Australia. Students gain broad introductory exposure to the areas of natural sciences, social sciences, technology and environmental management, alongside electives including environmental economics, policy and law. It also provides an alternative pathway to university for those who do not satisfy the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment). Students complete a combination of foundation units and a range of introductory and intermediate units selected from two of five specialisations: •

Aquaculture

Aquatic Biology

Aquatic Science

Fisheries Management

Marine Conservation

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html). Satisfactory achievement (SA) or better is also needed in a minimum of four senior secondary pretertiary subjects, preferably with English, Mathematics and a science subject (or equivalent). Applicants with relevant experience or VET/TAFE/ Polytechnic certificate level units will be considered for entry on provision of a supporting statement outlining evidence of capacity to succeed.

graduate PROFI LE darcie

marine environment After completing my Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) and a year of Honours research, I decided to continue on to do further research at AMC because I have access to unique facilities and incredible academic staff. I get to spend a lot of time at sea recording data from all sorts of weird and wonderful fish, and for some of these species I conduct tank experiments to observe swimming ability and behaviour. Then, best of all, I get to take this data and statistically analyse it for its biological significance. I have learned to use a wide range of techniques, from processing commercially caught fish to microscope work to putting numbers through a statistical program. My Bluefin trips are one of the highlights of my AMC experience, but starting my PhD is a dream come true. I absolutely recommend studying at AMC. I have never seen a specialist institute provide so many opportunities for marine enthusiasts like myself to become a guru!

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FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Graduates of the Associate Degree can enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) with up to three semesters’ credit.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will be well equipped to undertake entry level positions within a variety of marine or maritime sectors including conservation and environmental management, fisheries and aquaculture production, marine tourism, non-government organisations, regulatory and policy organisations, and all levels of government (local to federal).

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marine environment bachelor degree Applied Science (Marine Environment) Duration: minimum 3 years full-time 2 maximum 7 years part-time Location: Launceston INTAKE:

February, July

MINIMUM ataR: 60 This is a vibrant and contemporary undergraduate degree that develops specialist skills and knowledge in the following major disciplines:

• Aquaculture • Fisheries Management • Marine Conservation The flexible degree structure of this course means that students can gain broad exposure across natural and biological sciences, economics, management, social science, policy and law. This applied science degree leads to a variety of career pathways specific to marine-related research, sustainable resource use and environmental management. Students gain hands-on experience in field research techniques and laboratory methods, together with opportunities to undertake work placement in industry, government and nongovernment organisations relevant to their chosen major. The degree has a backbone of eight core units supporting the choice of one of three disciplinary majors. These core units provide a strong foundation to understand the natural science of the marine environment.

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PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). Mathematics Applied, English and a science subject are also required (though applicants with relevant experience will be considered). An alternative pathway to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) is to complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment).

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, PhD

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), with graduates recognised as meeting the academic base requirement (in part) for registration as a chartered scientist and chartered marine scientist, and (in full) for registration as a registered marine scientist. Graduates can pursue exciting scientific and technical careers in fields such as wild capture fisheries, aquaculture technology, marine tourism, environmental management and conservation, biosecurity and marine science, policy and research. Career opportunities exist across local, national and international organisations, with graduates securing diverse roles within private companies, at all levels of government, and within nongovernment organisations (NGOs). 2

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will marine environment AMC is on the doorstep of some of the most pristine temperate marine ecosystems in the world. I have always had a keen interest in the marine environment around my island home, and studying at AMC gave me the opportunity to learn about the biology, fishing industry and issues facing resource sustainability. I studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) degree with Honours and I have secured a job as a Bycatch and Discards Officer with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) based in Canberra. AMC has a reputation for being one of the best maritime education institutions in the world. It offers hands-on learning experiences and the research facilities are cutting edge. The Bluefin training vessel is a massive drawcard and provides awesome learning opportunities. Small class sizes and the good reputations of the academic staff provide an excellent learning environment for students. It’s this combination of both practical and theory-based teaching that makes AMC so special.

Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

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marine environment bachelor degree Applied Science (Marine Environment) with Honours Duration: additional 1 year full-time Location: Launceston INTAKE:

February, July

This research-based degree equips students with the knowledge and skills to translate marine-related scientific research into practice, management and policy that is relevant to government and industry. Students will strengthen and consolidate their understanding of the marine environment across all facets of the research process including research design, proposal writing, data collection and analysis, thesis writing and research presentation.

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en v i r on Immove ent Originally from the Tasmanian town of Smithton, Applied Science (Aquaculture) at the then School of Aqu and doctorate qualifications at AMC’s National Centre fo Sustainability.

The course was well tailored to my needs and I had exce Graduates will leave with a competitive greater other researchers, technical staffedge, and peers.

flexibility in career choice and a broader range of career opportunities. They can choose to pursue an academic The facilities were world-class and provided me with ple career with postgraduate research programs across established long-term friends andfisheries developed global netw diverse fields including marine ecology, biology, utilise. marine conservation, aquaculture and aquatic animal health.

My studies AMC scientific provided a solid foundation There are alsoat exciting and technical careers in on which fields such as wild Icapture fisheries, aquaculture, marine chosen career. am now a Technical Account Manager w tourism, environmental management and conservation, supplier that employs seven graduates from AMC who a biosecurity and marine science, policy and research. including nutrition, formulation, account management a Graduates have secured diverse roles within companies, at all levels of government, and within non-government organisations (NGOs) across the world.

This Honours course also represents the first step toward higher degree by research qualification for graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) or other science-based degrees. Over two semesters, students undertake an independent and in-depth research project of their choice, writing a thesis on a topic drawn from the following major discipline areas:

Aquaculture

Fisheries Management

Marine Conservation

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html). Applicants need a Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) or equivalent undergraduate qualification and at least a credit average in the last three semesters of undergraduate studies. Approval of the degree coordinator and the National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability (NCMCRS) Research Committee is also required and candidates may be required to gain additional undergraduate or advanced level units.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Masters, PhD

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This degree is professionally accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) with graduates recognised as meeting the academic requirement (in part) for registration as a chartered scientist and chartered marine scientist, and, (in full), for registration as a marine scientist.

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graduate PROFI LE matthew

aquaculture Originally from the Tasmanian town of Smithton, I moved to Launceston to study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Aquaculture). I then went on to gain Honours and doctorate qualifications at AMC’s National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability. The course was well tailored to my needs and I had excellent support during my research years from other researchers, technical staff and peers. The facilities were world-class and provided me with plenty of hands-on, practical experience. I established long-term friends and developed global networks for collaborative research that I still utilise. My studies at AMC provided a solid foundation on which to develop my passion and succeed in my chosen career. I am now a Technical Account Manager with Skretting Australia - a leading fish feed supplier that employs seven graduates from AMC who are specialising in all facets of the business, including nutrition, formulation, account management and production.

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Use algebra, trigonometry and probability to design cruise liners, ports, remote operated vehicles, oil platforms, subs and super yachts, or help harness our natural resources for alternative energy. With a maritime engineering degree, the global opportunities are endless.

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ur four-year Bachelor of Engineering degrees are accredited with Engineers Australia, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the international Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Our graduates have a competitive edge and are in very high demand worldwide.

Do you have a head for maths and science and

love solving problems?

Love the ocean and want to travel? Get paid a great salary for doing what you love!

Choose from the following three specialisations: •

Marine and Offshore Engineering

Naval Architecture

Ocean Engineering

Whichever specialist area you choose, you’ll complete 12 weeks of practical industry work experience. You can also extend this further by enrolling in our Co-operative Engineering Program which provides paid work under the supervision of professional engineers (lengthening your degree by one year). Based at our Launceston campus, you’ll have access to our world-class teaching and research facilities (see facility pages). You’ll enjoy a number of exciting practical projects, from designing and building pasta bridges that can withstand weights in excess of 170kg, to constructing a functioning model submarine, to navigating the Tasmanian coast aboard AMC’s training vessel Bluefin.

Our graduate employment rate is close to 100% with starting salaries of up to $75,000 per year. Here are some examples of the many global career opportunities on offer: •

Creating ports, harbours and coastal facilities

Developing alternative energy systems: wind, wave or tidal

Being part of an America’s Cup campaign

Project managing the installation of oil and gas platforms

Overseeing the construction of passenger and cargo ships

Deploying and commissioning systems on offshore platforms, semi-submersibles, high-speed craft, merchant ships, tankers and cruise liners

Designing underwater remote operated vehicles

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maritime engineering bachelor degree Bachelor of Engineering (Marine & Offshore Engineering) Duration: 4 years full-time 2 or part-time equivalent Location: Launceston INTAKE:

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MINIMUM ataR: 70, OP 14 Marine and offshore engineers are responsible for the selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems for merchant and naval vessels plus offshore floating and fixed vessels/ structures. Building on core fundamental engineering units, this degree specialises in associated mechanical and mechanical-electrical power generation, machinery and operational systems.

The three specialisations available are: Marine Systems – focuses on the selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems designed and manufactured in support of the ship and underwater vehicle industry.

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Offshore Systems – specialising in selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems designed and manufactured in support of the offshore oil and gas industry. Sustainable Design and Risk – develops practical understanding of environmental, safety and risk issues related to ocean, marine and offshore production systems. The enhanced understanding of these issues will ensure sustainable design from the onset and effective management throughout the life cycle of the system. PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). In addition, maths methods (or equivalent) and a science subject are required (Physics or Chemistry recommended). Potential students who do not have all subject prerequisites may complete appropriate Foundation Units5 (visit www.utas. edu.au/maths-physics/foundation-units).

To find out subject equivalents between Australian states, international baccalaureate and New Zealand; visit: www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Masters, PhD

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Top international jobs are offered by the booming oil and gas industry and the Australian high-speed ferry industry. There is international demand from the shipbuilding, alternative energy, marine survey, military, industrial process and power generation sectors, as well as statutory bodies.

MELVIN MARINE & OFFSHORE ENGINEERING I grew up in Singapore, a major port and industrial city. After graduating with a diploma in marine engineering, I completed National Service for two years. With a marine engineering diploma, I could easily sail on any vessel as a junior engineer but I wanted more. I decided to complete a Bachelor of Engineering (Marine & Offshore Engineering) at AMC because the course offers much more in terms of practical and numerical simulations. Launceston is a beautiful city. It’s ideal for studying, with less distractions compared to bigger cities. The natural scenery of Tasmania is breathtaking and something you would never get in a metropolitan centre. There is so much diversity in this course, especially in the third and fourth years. The study is directly related to the maritime industry and that will definitely benefit me in the near future. University campus life is amazing. I have made lots of friends from all over the world. The lecturers are very helpful and friendly and more than willing to give an extra hand. At the annual AMC Careers Fair, I met representatives from a floating production specialist firm called Crondall Energy Consultants and a few weeks later I was accepting a graduate engineer position in the company’s office in Perth, Western Australia.

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maritime engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) Duration: 4 years full-time 2 or part-time equivalent Location: Launceston INTAKE: february, july1 MINIMUM ataR: 70, OP 14 This course combines a core set of fundamental engineering units with a focus on marine craft design and technology. Naval architects are responsible for the design and construction of marine craft such as highspeed ferries, submarines, racing yachts, cargo ships, naval vessels and offshore floating systems.

The two specialisations available are: Ships and Underwater Vehicles – focuses on the design and construction of ships ranging from high-speed ferries to naval frigates, as well as underwater vehicles and submarines. Yachts and Small Craft – comprises a similar set of units to the Ships and Underwater Vehicles specialisation, but focuses on the design and construction of small craft ranging from recreational craft to luxury cruisers and sailing yachts.

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PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html). In addition, maths methods (or equivalent) and a science subject are required (Physics or Chemistry recommended). Potential students who do not have all subject prerequisites may complete appropriate Foundation Units5 (visit www.utas.edu.au/maths-physics/ foundation-units).

To find out subject equivalents between Australian states, international baccalaureate and New Zealand; visit: www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Masters, PhD

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Australia leads the world in the design and construction of high-speed aluminium craft, and naval architects are in huge demand. Graduates are also sought by companies that design and build leisure craft and working vessels. Many Royal Australian Navy vessels have been built in Australian yards with considerable Australian design input, including patrol boats, mine hunters, frigates and submarines.

katrina naval architecture Originally I wanted to design yachts because I had sailed dinghies at high school, but as I progressed through my degree I became more interested in naval ships. I gained a graduate cadetship with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), and went on to a permanent position with the Directorate of Submarine Engineering based at ASC in Adelaide – Australia’s largest specialised defence shipbuilding organisation. After 2.5 years I decided to return to AMC to do my PhD. My research is in collaboration with the Defence Science Technology Organisation and I am investigating the use of seismic air guns as an alternative for underwater explosions (using high explosives) when shock testing naval ships. AMC is a great starting point for a career in maritime engineering. It is very highly respected throughout the industry (in both defence and commercial circles) and you can make a lot of contacts that are worthwhile in the future. Being a smaller institution, the network of students and lecturers is really close, so you develop strong ties.

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maritime engineering bachelor degree Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent LOCATION: LAUNCESTON INTAKE: february, july1 MINIMUM ataR: 70, OP 14 This degree prepares students for work in the design, construction, installation and management of offshore fixed, floating, subsea and coastal structures. The degree integrates a core set of fundamental engineering units which focus on wave mechanics, hydrodynamics, structural mechanics and dynamics of offshore and subsea structures and coastal technologies.

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The three specialisations available are: Marine Aquaculture – equips students with the skills needed to work in the design and construction of marine aquaculture infrastructure. Ocean and Subsea Structures – focuses on the design, construction, installation and management of offshore, subsea and coastal structures. Sustainable Design and Risk – develops a practical understanding of environmental, safety and risk issues related to ocean, marine and offshore production systems. The enhanced understanding of these issues will ensure sustainable design from the onset and effective management throughout the life cycle of the system. PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html). In addition, maths methods (or equivalent) and a science subject are required (Physics or Chemistry recommended). Potential students who do not have all subject prerequisites may complete appropriate Foundation Units5 (visit www.utas.edu.au/maths-physics/ foundation-units).

To find out subject equivalents between Australian states, international baccalaureate and New Zealand; visit: www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

tim

OCEAN engineering I chose to study at AMC while I was at high school and then I took a year off working in North Queensland for a coastal construction company. During that year I heard a lot about AMC from my work colleagues - in the maritime/offshore industry the AMC name is second to none. By living on campus for the first two years I met a wide variety of people from both AMC and the University of Tasmania, which made living so far from home much easier. Learning was also really enjoyable due to the small class sizes and close interaction with lecturers, who had practical backgrounds that helped us gain job-ready skills. In particular I learned how to communicate with industry representatives and this extra skill has given me a step-up over other graduate engineers I work with. Since graduating and starting work with Subsea7, I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects - from installing subsea assets off Darwin, to working on a survey vessel as a client representative overseeing survey activities and barge operations. My main job in these roles is to make sure the procedures that have been written by my colleagues in the office are correctly followed offshore. I have also managed to fit in two overseas Subsea7 graduate training trips in Aberdeen and Paris.

Masters, PhD

Career opportunities Highly paid jobs are available in Australia, Europe, USA, UK and Asia designing and managing installations for the offshore oil and gas industry and generating power from the oceans. There are also careers with engineering consultancy firms specialising in coastal engineering, underwater vehicles, and port and harbour design. 1

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Co-operative Engineering Program Duration:

maritime en g i nee r i n g 5

5 years

Location: Launceston INTAKE:

February, July1

MINIMUM ataR: 85, OP 8

Students undertaking Marine & Offshore Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering degrees can elect to enrol in AMC’s Co-operative Engineering Program.

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Co-operative education is an integrated approach to higher education, which enables motivated students to combine university studies with practical experience in their chosen field. Students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment in industry. These periods of paid work experience with industry employers give students the opportunity to work under the supervision of professional engineers. One of the most important benefits to the student is the chance to better evaluate their career choice and to gain experience in a variety of industry and engineering work. Students will normally need to obtain a credit average through the Bachelor of Engineering degree course to be able to continue in the Co-operative Engineering program.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Students will usually need to obtain a credit average through the Bachelor of Engineering degree course to be able to continue in the Co-operative Engineering program.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Masters, PhD

“I am excited

s ig r id

current student

to take part in the Co-operative Engineering program, which will allow me to get a year’s worth of paid industry experience during my degree.“

jason

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE Throughout high school I knew I wanted to do something practical. I was leaning towards engineering because I was good at maths and science, but I didn’t want to just design buildings and bridges. Eventually I decided to combine my love of water activities and engineering, and study naval architecture. As I progressed through my degree, I realised that naval architects can apply their engineering knowledge to all floating marine structures and subsea infrastructure, not just vessels. I decided this was the area I wanted to work in, and by April of my final year I had received an offer to work with Subsea7 - a global leader in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services. I packed up my life in Tasmania and headed west to Perth to start my career. I am now a Project and Installation Engineer and I get to travel around the world while working on innovative projects that push the boundaries of what is currently considered “achievable” in the offshore industry. In my first 6 months of work I travelled to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Paris, Rotterdam, London and Stavanger. The degrees at AMC provide you with diverse opportunities and, as I’ve discovered, studying in one particular area does not limit your application, as you can apply your knowledge base to wider aspects of the maritime industry.

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Imagine life without logistics – nothing would get from A to B. Shops would be empty, you wouldn’t have fuel for your car, and the ‘order now’ button would be useless. With a maritime and logistics management degree from AMC, you’ll become a decision maker and problem solver in a $200 billion-a-year industry that makes a difference to our lives every single day. www.amc.edu.au/mlm

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maritime business & international logistics

T

he maritime and logistics industries are booming. Thanks to international trade and online shopping, there are more goods and services being transported around the globe than ever before.

Business degrees with a

competitive edge! Full-time and part-time2 study options and on-campus or distance3 available Work experience

recognised for entry

Studying maritime business & international logistics at AMC will open the door to a career that offers you excellent earning potential and worldwide opportunities. We offer flexible learning, by distance3 or on-campus, full-time or part-time2, and with a choice of three start dates per year. We also recognise industry experience, so you can gain entry without the usual academic prerequisites. Support is available through a range of generous scholarships.

Choose from the following study areas:

Maritime and Logistics Management An overview of the maritime sector, plus specialist studies in logistics combined with more traditional business topics produces a degree with a strong industry focus.

International Logistics (Freight Forwarding) This course will appeal to students already working in freight forwarding and international business, as well as those students wanting to pursue a career in these specialised areas.

Maritime Technology Management A hybrid degree that combines maritime engineering with a range of specialised topics in logistics management, including exposure to relevant economic and legal concepts.

Logistics: 2

condition, delivered to The right product, in the right quantity, in the right time, at the right cost the right customer at the right place, at the right

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maritime business & international logistics diploma Maritime & Logistics Management DURATION: 1 year full-time or part-time2 equivalent LOCATION:

Launceston or Distance3

INTAKE: february, july MINIMUM ataR: 50

This diploma provides students with an introduction to study in the maritime and logistics management fields. Students will gain contemporary business expertise leading to careers in management and administration in the logistics and maritime industries and related areas.

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AREAS OF STUDY Students complete eight compulsory units: a combination of business studies in areas such as communication, law and finance; and more industry specific units covering international transport, ship operations management and exporting and importing. PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html).

naomi

maritime technology management As a Logistics Specialist for Energy Resources of Australia Ltd., I am primarily responsible for the secure and safe transport and export of Uranium Oxide (U3O8) from our mines in the Northern Territory to destinations including North America, Europe and China. One of the best parts of my job is its versatility – some days I’m on site in coveralls and safety gear, and other days I’m at the office in a business suit. One minute I might be on the phone to the Chief Financial Officer, and the next I’ll be talking to a truck driver.

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After high school I worked on a Maxi Yacht in the Whitsundays where I was mesmerized by the massive commercial vessels I saw piloted through the Great Barrier Reef. I wanted to find out more about international trade and the industry behind those ships.

Graduates are encouraged to enrol in the Associate Degree or Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) with credit equivalent of one full-time year of study (8 units).

The most important thing I learnt at AMC was how to learn! Learning on the job is constant and AMC taught me how important it is to ask questions whenever I’m unsure.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This diploma prepares students for management and administrative careers in private enterprise, industry bodies and government across the areas of commercial shipping, ports and terminals, transport policy, freight forwarding, importing and exporting, and other areas of international business.

I also enjoyed the practical aspects of studying at AMC. The courses were diverse and we got out of the classroom often. My lecturers were approachable and supportive, and many of my classmates became great friends.

Special consideration will be given to people who do not meet the general course entry requirements, but who have industry or government work experience.

ORDER PROCESSING

COMPUTERISED INVENTORY

LOGISTICS PROCESS DELIVERY

DISTRIBUTION

The position I am in now has been built on the foundations AMC helped me establish.

PICK AND PACK

UNLOAD CONTAINERS

PICK UP FROM WHARF

SHIP

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b u s i ness & international

maritime business & international logistics associate degree

BACHELOR DEGREE

Maritime & Logistics Management

Applied Science (Maritime Technology Management)

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time2 equivalent

DURATION: 3 years full-time or part-time2 equivalent

Location: launceston or Distance3

LOCATION:

INTAKE:

February, July

MINIMUM ataR: 50 This associate degree covers the first two years of the degree program and prepares students for management careers in the dynamic and internationally-focused maritime and logistics industries and related areas.

AREAS OF STUDY This course combines the core business principles of finance, marketing, economics, international business management and law with more specific maritime industry topics, including international transport systems and ship operations management. Specialised logistics-based subjects provide students with the necessary focus on and appreciation of the issues confronting the logistics and maritime industries. PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html).

Special consideration will be given to people who do not meet the general course entry requirements, but who have industry or government work experience.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Graduates progressing to the Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) will gain credit for the equivalent of two years full-time study (16 units).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will gain the skills to pursue careers in operations and management within the international logistics and maritime industries. Potential employers will be international trade organisations and those involved in exporting and importing, global transport, ship management, international freight forwarding and port and terminal management.

l o g i st i cs

Launceston or Distance3

(all technology units are studied on-campus in Launceston)

INTAKE:

February, July1

MINIMUM ataR: 50

A combination of studies in engineering and technology management with logistics and business, gives students specialised skills to work in project management roles in the maritime sector and other industries such as construction, ports and terminal management, shipping, logistics and international trade.

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html).

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 is also required, including completion of pre-tertiary Mathematics Applied (students without pre-tertiary mathematics can undertake a bridging course4). Also recommended is a pre-tertiary science subject (Physical Science, Physics or Chemistry). Bridging courses4 are also available for the science subjects.

AREAS OF STUDY Students complete 24 units covering core business areas including communication, economics and law, together with maritime engineering and technology studies including design and production. This course is also complemented with maritime and logistics management units including logistics management, ship operations management, and ports and terminals management.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Graduates may enrol in the Honours program or, with two years’ relevant work experience, in the postgraduate coursework program. Graduates may also gain credit towards a second bachelor degree in Business.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This degree prepares students for management careers in the maritime and shipping industries in areas such as ship management, operations management, materials handling, port and terminal management and project management.

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maritime business & international logistics BACHELOR DEGREE Business (Maritime & Logistics Management) DURATION: 3 years full-time or part-time2 equivalent LOCATION:

Launceston or Distance3

INTAKE:

February, July

MINIMUM ataR: 50

This industry-focused degree combines the core buiness principles of finance, marketing, economics, business law and strategic management with more specific maritime industry units, including port and terminal management and ship operations management. Adding specialised logistics-based units provides students with the necessary focus and in-depth appreciation of the issues confronting the logistics and maritime industries. The course culminates with the Transport Research Project which requires students to apply business research techniques to contemporary issues in the maritime and logistics industries.

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html).

AREAS OF STUDY Students complete 24 units in total: a combination of business units in areas such as communication, law, finance, economics, marketing and strategic management, together with more industry-specific units covering logistics, international transport, ship operations management, warehousing, port and terminal management, global procurement and supply chain management.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Upon completion, students may enrol in the Honours program or, with two years’ relevant work experience, in the postgraduate coursework program. Graduates may also gain substantial credit towards a second bachelor degree in Applied Science (Maritime Technology Management).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This degree prepares students for management and senior administrative careers in private enterprise, industry organisations and government. Key areas of employment include commercial shipping, ports and terminals, transport policy, freight forwarding, marine insurance, ship agencies, importing and exporting, and other areas of international business.

Did you know? This year, more than half of our maritime and logistics management students will study entirely by distance.

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maritime logistics management I’m from Tasmania and have always had an interest in boats and the ocean, but it was the job prospects that really prompted me to study my business degree at AMC in maritime and logistics management. I graduated in 2011 and am now working as a Project Operations Co-Ordinator for Westlink Logistics, which undertakes complex sea and land logistics projects for some of the biggest corporations in the world. I have a diverse role and am constantly using skills I learnt at AMC in everyday problem-solving tasks. This could be anything from drawing up stowage plans to protecting cargo worth millions of dollars; acting as a port captain in China supervising the loading of a vessel; or working in Port Hedland, running the unloading and tracking of 200 tonne locomotives for mining companies. I enjoy the work I do and am constantly learning and doing something new. I am also still in regular contact with the friends I made through AMC. As I travel frequently for work in Australia and overseas, I now find myself meeting up with other graduates in various parts of the world. AMC is made up of a diverse culture, giving everyone the opportunity to learn in a dynamic environment. The lecturers are all first class and willing to help whenever needed.

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maritime

b u s i ness &

maritime business & international logistics

international

l o g i st i cs

BACHELOR degree International Logistics (Freight Forwarding)

Business (Maritime & Logistics Management) with Honours

Duration: 3 yearS full-time or part-time2 equivalent

Duration: additional 1 year full-time or part-time2 equivalent

Location:

LAUNCESTON or Distance3

Location:

LAUNCESTON or Distance3

INTAKE:

February, July

INTAKE:

February, July

MINIMUM ataR: 50 A recent addition to the AMC suite, this degree provides students with knowledge of critical elements of the international logistics and freight forwarding industries - the fundamental components of international trade. The course will appeal to students planning and developing careers in organisations and government departments involved with freight forwarding and international business, both in Australia and overseas. Students will learn to identify problems and provide solutions in a range of fields such as customs broking, cargo regulatory systems, freight forwarding, logistics management and global procurement. The applied learning style is essential for a sound understanding of the issues facing such specialised industries.

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html).

Special consideration will be given to people who do not meet the general course entry requirements, but who have industry or government work experience.

AREAS OF STUDY Students study 24 units in total, made up of business units together with more industry-specific units in trade and border controls, air, land and sea freight transport, logistics, global procurement, and warehousing and distribution.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Graduates may enrol in the Honours program or, with two years’ relevant work experience, in the postgraduate coursework program.

The Bachelor of Business with Honours program provides outstanding undergraduate students with an extra year of advanced study and research that enhances their knowledge and analytical skills in the field of maritime and logistics management.

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ admissions/requirements.html). Applicants who hold a Bachelor Degree (MLM) or equivalent with at least a credit average in their year 3 units are eligible to apply.

AREAS OF STUDY Students undertake research in the field of maritime and logistics management under the supervision of one or more academic staff members, resulting in a business-oriented dissertation.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS The Honours year prepares candidates for further academic research in a Master’s or Doctor of Philosophy degree, and with managerial experience, it is a sound basis for entering a Master of Business Administration. Upon completion, students will gain credit for up to two units in the Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Traditionally, Honours graduates are highly sought after by employers because of their high level of academic achievement, well-developed research skills, and proven ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will gain the skills to pursue careers in operations and management within the international logistics and freight forwarding industries. Potential employers are international trade organisations and those involved in international trade such as exporting and importing, customs broking, global transport, international freight forwarding and international logistics.

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Australia has 25,760 km of coastline. an AMC qualification could take you all the way around it.

Coastal Seafaring studies will give you the knowledge and skills to work on commercial vessels along the coastline and in some of Australia’s most beautiful and dynamic environments.

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coastal seafaring

Want to run catamaran

tourist trips, fishing charters or work on rig tenders?

Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

W

e are Australia’s leading maritime training provider, delivering vocational education training (VET) programs since 1979. The majority of coastal seafaring courses are run from our Beauty Point campus using a suite of maritime training facilities and our own fleet of vessels (see facilities pages).

Looking for hands-on learning and an industry

acclaimed training program?

All training programs meet the competency requirements as specified by the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) and are also approved by Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Seafaring is a highly mobile and skilled profession. As we live on an island continent, there are many career opportunities in coastal maritime operations. You could be working with tourism charter boats, commercial fishing, commercial trading vessels, aquaculture and super yachts, through to rig tenders and offshore support vessels. You can also increase your employability in the coastal industry by gaining a dual certification, which means you are a qualified marine engine driver and a ship’s master. To be an engine driver or master of a commercial vessel in Australian coastal waters, a Certificate of Competency (licence) is required. These are issued by each state or territory and Tasmania’s Certificate of Competency is recognised nationally. To obtain a Certificate of Competency there are some key requirements: 1.

seafarinasga :trade, business or calling following the sea

Comple te an approved vocational training program with an approved provider, such as AMC

2. Complete a qualifying amount of sea service 3. Meet required medical and eyesight standards and pass an oral examination by a marine authority, such as MAST Once you have completed an approved training program you have up to five years to gain the sea service necessary to attain your Certificate of Competency.

certificate 1

certificate II

certificate III

certificate iV

diploma

coxswain

master class 5

master class 4

skipper 3

skipper 2

master class 3 engineer class 3*

marine engine driver 2

marine engine driver 1

engineer 3

Deckhand marine engine driver 3

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coastal seafaring Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

vocational education Elements of Shipboard Safety (ess) About the course To work on any small commercial fishing or trade vessel, you will need to have an ESS certificate. We offer a three-day, Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) approved, intensive training course that will enable you to obtain your nationally-accredited certificate. Note: To pass the survival training of all our courses, students will need to be able to swim short distances while fully clothed and wearing shoes without the aid of a life jacket.

Course Content TDMMF1107B Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment TDMMF5407A Observe safety and emergency procedures on a coastal vessel TDMMF5507A Fight and extinguish fires on board a coastal vessel •

Elements of Fire Prevention On Board the Vessel

Theory of Combustion and Methods of Extinguishing a Fire

Practical Training in the Use of Portable Fire Fighting Appliances

Knowledge of the Lifesaving Appliances Carried On Board a Vessel, Their Use and Operation

Elements of Accident Prevention

Application of Occupational Health and Safety Principles

student PROFIL E JACOB coastal seafaring I’m 16 years old and from Adelaide. Until a short while ago I had no real plans for my career. I love this course! It’s challenging and keeps me on my toes. And I’ve really enjoyed the Elements of Shipboard Safety where I’ve had hands-on learning in fire-fighting and sea survival. My dad works on cruise liners and his captain suggested that a coxswain course at AMC could be a good introduction to the idea of seafaring. Despite my dad being in the industry, I never pictured this for myself, but now I’m really excited about my future. Who wouldn’t want to be paid really well and travel around Australia or the world for free? I’ll go back and finish school, but then I plan to come back to AMC and complete a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) as I now have ambitions to become an international ship captain myself. I’ve already sorted out sea-time and work experience with Norwegian Cruise Liners, who will hopefully provide me with a cadetship (and cover my fees). I’m sure my coxswain certificate will help me get a cadetship, but wherever my future career path leads, it’ll be useful to have under my belt. Whatever happens, I’m so glad I won’t be stuck in an office.

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coastal seafaring Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

vocational education Deckhand TDM10107 CERTIFICATE i IN tRANSPORT AND dISTRIBUTION (MARITIME OPERATIONS) INTAKE: THIS COURSE DOES NOT HAVE FIXED COURSE DATES. PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS SUITABLE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT

about the course Deckhand is an entry-level position within the coastal shipping industry. It is the first point at which people interested in a career at sea can gain experience. This is the qualifying course for the General Purpose Hand certificate which some states require you to have before you can work on a vessel. The next career step for deckhands is often to become a coxswain and to continue to increase their skills in the seafaring profession. Deckhands work on coastal vessels in sheltered waters and coastal regions in areas such as trading (fisheries patrol craft, pilot launches, work boats and dredges), passenger transport (ferries, tourism cruise vessels), seafood (commercial fishing vessels, fish farm vessels) and the offshore industry (oilrig tenders, tug boats and salvage vessels). The course combines classroom delivery with activities onboard a vessel and in AMC’s survival pool and firefighting centre.

Course Content •

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

First Aid

Vessel Terminology

Berthing and Unberthing Vessels

Ropework

• Conflict Resolution and Non-verbal Communication

Course Requirements •

Minimum age of 16 years

student PROFIL E TAYLOR coastal seafaring I’ve always been adventurous so I did a degree in outdoor education to become a teacher. But then I worked as a crew member and deckhand for Tasmanian company Tamar River Cruises for three years. One of the guys there encouraged me to get a coxswain’s ticket and he said AMC was the best place to do it. I’m from Hobart, but on this course there are students of all ages from all around Australia. They’re from all kinds of different industries, from tourism to fishing to tug boats. Suddenly, at 22, my eyes have been opened to lots more possibilities. Learning about engines is new to me, but it’s a lot simpler than I expected. I love the practical hands-on aspect to this course. I enjoy teaching and tourism, and I’ve now got flexibility in my career choice. I hope to come back and do more courses at AMC in the future.

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coastal seafaring

Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

vocational education Coxswain TDM20307 Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations – Coxswain) see our website for current intake dates: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

about the course Coxswains generally begin their careers as deckhands trying to gain experience in the maritime industry, and sit the Coxswain Certificate of Competency test once they have gained enough experience to do so. Coxswains can go on to pursue careers within the deck department of near-coastal or ocean-going vessels through further education and gaining additional work experience. The AMC course structure is modular, and the flexible entry and exit points let you access the course over a period of time to complete all the requirements, or just complete the module you are interested in.

Amelia’s interview with TV’s Hook Line & Sinker!

Nautical Knowledge

Engineering Knowledge

Coastal Navigation

Human Resource Management

Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP)

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

“The college has a reputation of having excellent practical courses. I know this from the mates and captains I’ve worked with in the past who all undertook AMC courses.”

Elementary First Aid

Amelia, past student

Course Content

Course Requirements To be eligible for the issue of a Certificate of Competency (Coxswain) you must meet the requirements for your state marine authority. These include satisfactory completion of an approved training program within the last 5 years, eyesight (vision/colour vision) and medical tests, as well as approved sea time. For more information regarding your sea service please contact your state authority.

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Master of a fishing or trading vessel less than 12m in length in inshore waters (15nm)

Engineer on a vessel less than 12m in length with engines less than 250kW in inshore water (15nm)

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Did know? DIDyou YOU KNOW? AMC also offers an Integrated Ratings (IR) course as a part of our suite of VET offerings. It is currently our only VET course for ocean-going seafarers. For more information on the pathways into ocean-going seafarer qualifications, please go to page 38.

For more information on Coastal Seafaring VET courses:


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coastal seafaring

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Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

vocational education

what does a master/skipper do? A Master/Skipper is essentially the captain of a vessel. Qualifications leading to a position as a Master are often transferable to small commercial or trading vessels. This can be the entry point into the maritime industry for individuals wanting to pursue a career as a deck officer on board ocean-going vessels. Deck officers are primarily responsible for the safe navigational operation of a vessel while at sea. They have high levels of responsibility.

Master Class 5/Skipper Grade 3

Master Class 4/Skipper Grade 2

TDM30407 Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations – Master Class 5)

TDM40307 Certificate IV in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations – Master Class 4)

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

Course Content

Course Content

Ship Knowledge

Ship Knowledge

Nautical Knowledge

Navigation and Position Determination

Navigation and Position Determination

Nautical Knowledge

Human Resource Management

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP)

Cargo Operations

Human Resources Management

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

Elementary First Aid

Elementary First Aid (Short course options are available with enrolment)

career opportunities

career opportunities

Master on a fishing or trading vessel less than 24m in length within 200 nautical miles of the coast

Individuals holding Master (Class 4) / Skipper Grade 2 qualifications are permitted to work as:

Chief Mate on a trading vessel less than 35m in length within 600 nautical miles of the coast

Master on fishing and trading vessels less than 80m in length, within 15 nautical miles of the coast

Chief Mate of a fishing vessel less than 80m in length for operations within 200 nautical miles of the coast or 35m in length for unlimited domestic operations

Master on fishing and trading vessels less than 35m in length, within 600 nautical miles of the coast

Chief Mate on a fishing or trading vessel less than 35m in length for unlimited domestic operations, 80m in length for Australian Coastal and Middle Waters (ACMW) operations (within 600 nautical miles)

Master on a trading vessel less than 35m in length for Australian Coastal and Middle Waters (ACMW) within 600 nautical miles, 80m in length for inshore operations within 15 nautical miles

Watchkeeper on a fishing vessel less than 3000GT and 100m in length for unlimited domestic operations

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Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

vocational education

what does a marine engine driver do? A marine engine driver is responsible for the safe mechanical operation of a vessel in the coastal industry. This includes the main engine, auxiliary and steering systems, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and cargo handling equipment. It will be your responsibility to make sure that all of the vessel’s equipment is properly maintained. Faults and problems will occur and it will be up to you to make the necessary repairs to get your vessel safely back to port.

Marine Engine Driver Grade 3

Marine Engine Driver Grade 1

TDM20207 Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Marine Engine Driving – Grade 3)

TDM40207 Certificate IV in Transport and Distribution (Marine Engine Driving – Grade 1

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

Course Content

Course Content

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

First Aid

First Aid

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Engineering Knowledge: pumping systems, outboard and diesel engines and low voltage electrical systems

Propulsion Systems Engineering

Hand and Power Tools

Auxiliary Systems Engineering (including electrical systems)

Engineering Computations

career opportunities •

Types of vessels: fishing boats, tourist boats, dive boats, water taxis and workboats

Engine driver on vessels with propulsion power of less than 500kW within 30 nautical miles of the coast

Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Marine Engine Driving – Grade 2)

Engine driver on vessels with propulsion power of less than 250kW – within 200 nautical miles of the coast

OR Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Marine Engine Driving – Grade 3)

Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 TDM30207 Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Marine Engine Driving – Grade 2)

course requirements

OR adequate experience on vessels whilst holding a Certificate of Competency (MED 2 or MED 3)

career opportunities •

Types of vessels: fishing vessels, landing barges, commercial trade vessels, large tourism vessels and ferries

Engineer on a vessel with main propulsion power less than 1500kW in operations within 30 miles of the coast

Engineer on a vessel with main propulsion power less than 750kW in operations within 600 miles of the coast

First Engineer on vessels with main propulsion power less than 1500kW in operations within 600 miles of the coast

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

Course Content •

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

First Aid

Human Resource Management

Engineering Knowledge: pumping systems, diesel engines, low voltage DC and AC electrical systems, and refrigeration systems

Hand and Power Tools

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Types of vessels: ferries, fishing, tourism and charter vessels.

Engine driver on vessels with propulsion power of less than 500kW – within 600 nautical miles of the coast

Engine driver on vessels with propulsion power of less than 750kW – within 200 nautical miles of the coast

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Individuals seeking to progress further than Marine Engine Driver (Grade I) will go on to pursue a career as a Marine Engineer (Class 3)

For more information on Coastal Seafaring VET courses:


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Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

vocational education Engineer Class 3 TDM50407 Diploma of Transport & Distribution (Coastal Marine Engineering – Engineer Class 3) intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

Course Content •

Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32)

First Aid

Basic and Advanced Fire Prevention and Control

Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC)

Personal Survival Techniques

Damage Control

Applied Mathematics

Propulsion Systems Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Auxiliary Systems Engineering (deck machinery, refrigeration and boilers)

Students who complete all course units will be eligible to apply to Marine and Safety Tasmania for recognition of their training course.

entry REQUIREMENTS Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Certificate of Competency or Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Certificate of Competency with a trade qualification as a Marine Fitter, Diesel or Motor Mechanic.

career opportunities •

Deep sea fishing and production vessels, commercial trade vessels, large tourism vessels, large ferries, tugs, rig tenders, and offshore support vessels

Chief Engineer on a vessel with engine power less than 3000kW in operations within 200 miles of the coast

Chief Engineer on a vessel with engine power less than 1500kW in operations within 600 miles of the coast

coastal seafaring Enquiries? Email: vet.enquiry@amc.edu.au Ph: 03 6324 9404

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student PROFIL E nick

coastal seafaring My reason for coming to study at AMC is probably a bit different to many of the others in my class. I work for an insurance assessor which primarily deals with homes and commercial property. But due to the shortage of marine insurance assessors, the business is looking to expand into the marine industry. I had very little knowledge of boats and the systems to operate them, so I needed to do some training to be able to assist with the business expansion - and hopefully take over one day. Everything I have experienced has exceeded my expectations - I didn’t realise just how much was involved in the training. The knowledge I have gained is going to be really useful and the practical training in the Survival Centre and fire grounds has been fun and enjoyable - they were definitely the highlights for me! My experience has far exceeded my expectations - about Tassie, this course and the training.

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Engineer Cadet/Trainee MED Grade 1

MED Grade 2

4

Marine Engine Driver (MED) Grade 3

3

Engineer Class 2

6

Engineer Watchkeeper

Engineer Class 3

5

Integrated Rating

Chief Integrated Rating

Master Class 4 Skipper Grade 2

Master >500G Chief Mate <3000GT

Certificate II

Certificate IV

Diploma

Vocational Training & Education

Certificate III

Advanced Diploma Associate Degree

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Master <3000GT

Chief Engineer

Engineer Class 1

Ship Surveyor Boat Builder Fleet Director Broker

Bachelor Degree

Harbour Master

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Master Degree

Higher Education

Bachelor Degree Honours Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma

Doctoral Degree

Chief Mate – Bachelor Degree

Master >500GT – Bachelor Degree

Chief Mate <3000GT – Advanced Diploma

Mate/Master Officer <500GT – Advanced Diploma

Deck Watchkeeper – Advanced Diploma

Deck Officers

Engineer Class 2/ Engineer Class 1 – Bachelor Degree

Marine Engineering

AMC Higher Education Seafaring Qualifications

Naval Architect Hydrographer Pilot Marine Structural Engineer Engineering Superintendent Marine Superintendent Tug Operations Manager

Skills + Knowledge + Experience

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Master Deck Watchkeeper Chief Mate/Chief Officer Mate/Officer >500GT

Master Class 3 Skipper Grade 1

CAREER PROGRESS: Applied Skills + Knowledge + Seatime

Coxswain Deckhand

Master Class 5 Skipper Grade 3

Deck Cadet (Pre-sea)

CAREER PROGRESS: Applied Skills + Knowledge + Seatime

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^Part-time on-campus study is not available to international students. ∞Distance studies are only available to international students if they are in a country other than Australia. *VET at AMC programs are not currently available to international students holding a student visa.

Certificate I

General Purpose Hand (Deckhand)

1

Australian Maritime Safety Authority/STCw’95 Convention Certified Role by Australian Qualification Framework Level

Professional Pathways

Engineer

Deck

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> A DVD package featuring two programs: VHF marine radio—how to use it and Using VHF marine radio for weather information (produced in collaboration with the BoM). You can view these online at www.acma.gov.au/vhfmarine. > Dial stickers to serve as a handy reminder on your boat. > Information cards and posters reminding boaters of the importance of using the correct channels. These can be used as training aids or point-of-sale promotional material. To order your copies, contact mrowp@acma.gov.au. In addition, all you need to know is available in the handbooks produced by the Australian Maritime College: www.amc.edu.au/handbook.

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Your career choice could find you working on some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best ships, travelling the world as a deck or engineering officer in the merchant navy or as part of the massive cruise ship industry.

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ocean seafaring

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eafarers come from all over the world - from different cultures and backgrounds. They work in diverse areas of the shipping industry but they all share a common thread: love of the sea. Seafaring is a highly mobile and well paid profession and, with 90% of the world’s goods moved by sea, it’s an industry with a strong future. As your life evolves, so can your seafaring career, with so many different opportunities both at sea and onshore.

Love the ocean and

want to travel?

Been at sea, but want to

work ashore?

Got a coastal qualification, but want to work

internationally?

AMC can provide you with all the qualifications you need for a rewarding career. Our lecturers have real-life seafaring experience, and we offer ocean-going seafarers a natural progression from certificates to undergraduate and post graduate studies. So, whether you’d like to take the helm as a deck officer navigating the vessel, or whether you’d prefer to be a high-tech hands-on engineer officer keeping the ship moving, our ocean-going seafaring courses will give you the qualifications you need to work on large merchant vessels including tankers, bulk cargo carriers or passenger liners, throughout Australian and international waters. And if you want to work ashore, you’ll have the qualifications for a range of maritime management and engineering positions.

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ocean seafaring & shore based maritime training vocational education

advanced diploma

Maritime Operations (Integrated Rating)

Marine Engineering DURATION:

2 YEARs7

TDM30307 Certificate III in Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations – Integrated Rating)

LOCATION:

LAUNCESTON

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LOCATION:

BEAUTY POINT

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring About the course The Integrated Rating (IR) course is an entrylevel course for ocean-going seafarers. An IR is a general crew member on a ship that is not specifically allocated to engine or deck duties. Being an IR is a skilled occupation with responsibility for both the cargo and engine areas, and requires international certification. The work includes assisting with cargo operations, conducting engine and navigational watches, assisting with berthing and unberthing operations, and undertaking general servicing and maintenance of the ship and its machinery. As with any career at sea, being an IR will involve being away from home for several weeks at a time: carrying out shift work in varying conditions.

Course Content • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Overview of the Shipping Industry Shipboard Operations and Watchkeeping Ship Maintenance Marine Rigging Technology Deck Machinery Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats Basic Fire Prevention and Control First Aid at Sea Main Propulsion Ancillary Systems Training Vessel Welding and Thermal Cutting Manual Metal Arc Welding Machining

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS • • •

Minimum education requirement of Year 10 or equivalent Minimum age of 16 Adequate medical fitness

To be eligible for an AMSA certification of proficiency, and work as an Integrated Rating, you must: • Complete the approved training course (ie TDM30307) • Be over 18 years of age • Complete at least 36 weeks qualifying sea service on a designated ship • Hold a current AMSA certificate of medical fitness 5

This course is not available to international students. Does not include qualifying sea service.

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/ocean-seafaring

About the course This course has been designed to facilitate entry by international students, to take up a career in marine engineering in the international shipping industry. Graduates will be on a pathway to become a Marine Engineer on commercial vessels. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skill to safely operate and maintain machinery on modern commercial vessels. Course content includes engineering fundamentals, marine engineering, marine legislation, shipboard safety, controls systems and marine structures. The course is fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). Also required: •

Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent) and Physics, Chemistry or a physical science subject.

Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)

Those who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake relevant foundation units (no course fees) through the University to meet the required standard. For more information on prerequisites, visit www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites For further information on AMSA requirements, visit www.amsa.gov.au

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma students will be able to articulate into the Year 3 of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering).

luke marine engineer

“I would highly recommend studying at AMC as it offers unparalleled training for a dynamic and exciting maritimebased career path.“

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ocean seafaring & shore based maritime training

ocean se a f a r i n g

advanced diploma Maritime Operations (Specialisation)

Nautical Science

DURATION:

2 YEARS

LOCATION: beauty point and LAUNCESTON

LOCATION:

beauty point, LAUNCESTON, distance3

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/ocean-seafaring

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/ocean-seafaring MINIMUM ataR: 60

About the course This course is for people who wish to pursue careers in the international shipping industry. It is suitable for students who complete Australian Year 12 studies (or equivalent), as well as existing seafarers and those who would like to pursue careers in on-shore shipping management. On completion of Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Electrotechnology) students will be eligible for final assessment with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and obtain a Certificate of Competency as an Electro Technical Officer (requirements as specified in Marine Orders Part 3).

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). Also required: •

Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent) and Physics, Chemistry or a physical science subject.

Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)

Those who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake relevant foundation units free of charge through the University to meet the required standard.

DURATION:

1.5 YEARS

About the course This course has been designed to facilitate entry by international students who wish to embark on a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates will become a Navigating (Deck) Officer, Master on commercial vessels. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate commercial vessels. Course content includes navigation, seamanship, cargo and passenger transport, marine legislation and shipboard safety and management. This course is fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). Also required: •

Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent) and Physics, Chemistry or a physical science subject.

Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)

For more information on prerequisites, visit www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

Those who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake relevant foundation units free of charge through the University to meet the required standard.

For further information on AMSA requirements, visit www.amsa.gov.au

For more information on prerequisites, visit www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

areas of study (Specialisations)

For further information on AMSA requirements, visit www.amsa.gov.au

Maritime Operations – Nautical provides an excellent introduction to harbour operations, marine management and maritime risk management. Marine Pilotage6 focuses on bridge operations, human factors, shipboard safety, navigation and other skills needed to be a marine pilot. Marine Surveying6 allows students to specialise in marine surveying supported by a strong selection of electives in advanced marine engineering. Maritime Operations - Engineering has a strong focus on subjects such engineering, control systems and shipyard operations leading to careers involving ship repair, dry dock operations and marine superintendency. Electrotechnology6 give specialist education and training in electrical electronic repair and maintenance, control systems, offshore engineering, marine electrical powering systems and advanced automation.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma, students will be able to articulate into Year 3 of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A graduate can pursue a career as a Deck Officer on any type of commercial vessel of unlimited tonnage.

On completion of the course, students will be eligible to undertake a final assessment with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and obtain a certificate of competency as a Deck Officer (requirements specified by the Australian Marine Orders, Part 3).

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS The course articulates directly into the Bachelor of Maritime Operations (Specialisation).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates can pursue careers as marine surveyors, harbour masters and shipping company managers.

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International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake this course by distance.

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At the time of printing, this courses is not yet CRICOS registered and therefore are not available to international students. International students should visit www. international.utas.edu.au to confirm on-campus availability.

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ocean seafaring & shore based maritime training bachelor degree Applied Science

(Maritime Operations - Specialisation)

Applied Science (Marine Engineering)

DURATION:

DURATION:

3 YEARS7

LOCATION: beauty point, LAUNCESTON, DISTANCE3

LOCATION:

LAUNCESTON

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/ocean-seafaring

intake: check website for dates www.amc.edu.au/ocean-seafaring

MINIMUM ataR: 60

MINIMUM ataR: 60

About the course

About the course

This degree provides the knowledge and skills required to manage shore-based maritime related operations, installations and machinery. It provides an alternative pathway to a wide selection of careers in the international maritime industry, without the requirement for sea-time.

This degree is aimed at individuals who wish to embark on a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates will become a Marine Engineer on commercial vessels*. It is suitable for students who complete Australian Year 12 studies (or equivalent), as well as trade personnel and existing seafarers wishing to upgrade their qualifications. Our degree provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage, operate, and maintain shipboard machinery. Course content includes engineering fundamentals, maritime engineering, marine legislation and shipboard safety, controls systems, marine structures, and management.

3 YEARs

PREREQUISITES

Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). Also required: •

Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent) and Physics, Chemistry or a physical science subject.

Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)

Those who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake relevant foundation units (no course fees) through the University to meet the required standard. For more information on prerequisites, visit www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

PREREQUISITES Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). Also required: •

Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent) and Physics, Chemistry or a physical science subject.

Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)

AREAS OF STUDY (SPECIALISATIONS) Maritime Operations – Nautical provides an excellent introduction to harbour operations, marine management and maritime risk management. Marine Pilotage6 focuses on bridge operations, human factors, shipboard safety, navigation and other skills needed to be a marine pilot. Marine Surveying6 allows students to specialise in marine surveying supported by a strong selection of electives in advanced marine engineering. Maritime Operations - Engineering has a strong focus on subjects such engineering, control systems and shipyard operations leading to careers involving ship repair, dry dock operations and marine superintendency. Electrotechnology6 give specialist education and training in electrical electronic repair and maintenance, control systems, offshore engineering, marine electrical powering systems and advanced automation. further study options This course articulates directly into the Master of Maritime Studies6 and the Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES There is a wide scope of international industries that graduates can seek employment from, including: state and national government, shipping companies, international shipping regulators and organisations, maritime training institutions and port and dock organisations. Depending on the specialisation chosen, graduates may end up in jobs such as: Cargo Supervisor, Terminal Manager, Marine Investigator, Nautical Advisor, Crew Manager, Shipyard Consultant, Maritime Auditor, Coastguard or Customs official, Mooring Master, Quarantine Official, Marine Insurance Assessor, and more.

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Those who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake relevant foundation units free of charge through the University to meet the required standard. For more information on prerequisites, visit www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS This course articulates directly into AMC’s Master of Maritime Studies6 and the Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A graduate can pursue a career as a Marine Engineer on any type of commercial vessel of unlimited power.

On completion of Year 2 studies, students will have the option of withdrawing from the full degree program and receiving the Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering.

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International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake this course by distance. At the time of printing, this course is not yet CRICOS registered and therefore is not available to international students. International students should visit www.international.utas.edu.au to confirm on-campus availability. 6

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Does not include qualifying sea service.

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ocean se a f a r i n g

Applied Science (Nautical Science) DURATION:

2.5 YEARS7

LOCATION:

BEAUTY POINT AND LAUNCESTON

INTAKE: to be confirmed MINIMUM ataR: 60

About the course This degree is aimed at individuals who wish to embark on a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates may become a Navigating (Deck) Officer, Master on commercial vessels. It is suitable for students who complete Australian Year 12 studies (or equivalent), as well as existing seafarers wishing to upgrade their qualifications. This degree provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and operate vessels. Course content includes navigation and vessel handling, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, maritime legislation and shipboard safety.

PREREQUISITES

Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/ requirements.html). Also required: •

Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent) and Physics, Chemistry or a physical science subject

Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)

Those who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake relevant foundation units3 (no course fees) through the University to meet the required standard. For more information on prerequisites, visit www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

This course articulates directly into AMC’s Master of Maritime Studies6 and the Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates can pursue careers as a Deck Officer on any type of commercial vessel of unlimited tonnage. On completion of Year 2 studies, students will have the option of withdrawing from the full degree program and receiving the Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science).

graduate PROFI LE KIRSTEEN

deck officer I completed a marine biology degree in Melbourne but I hadn’t found my calling - there was something missing. I’d always lived near the beach and gazed out at ships on the horizon, but the turning point was when I got a part-time job as a linesman on the docks, and a chance conversation with a female ship cadet who suggested I did Pre-Sea (Year 1) training at AMC. I then managed to get a cadetship of my own with Farstad Shipping Indian Pacific, who provided me with the required sea-time and sponsored the rest of my training. Before I came back to AMC, I had worked on ten different offshore vessels, and got to tow an oil rig across the Tasman, and bring one back from Singapore. My company prefers their cadets to study at AMC - the lecturers have so much industry experience to share. And the ship simulator facilities are awesome! The course really enhanced my understanding of what I need to know on-board as a deck officer. I also really enjoyed living in Launceston while I was studying – I made heaps of new friends, played lots of sport and went exploring. I love working on ships and I’d like to think I’m breaking stereotypes and hopefully opening up opportunities for the next generation of young women. 3

International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake this course by distance. 6At the time of printing, this course is not yet CRICOS registered and therefore is not available to international students. International students should visit www.international.utas.edu.au to confirm on-campus availability. 7Does not include qualifying sea service.

AMSA REQUIREMENTS for nautical science and marine engineering Seafaring students must gain employment as a trainee marine deck or engineer officer with a shipping company in order to obtain the required qualifying sea service. Employment may be sought either before or after Year 1 studies (Year 1 is also known as pre-sea training). Medical requirements and an eyesight test as required by AMSA will apply to seafaring students. On completion of this degree, students will be eligible for the final assessment Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) assessment and obtain a Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer, Deck Officer or Master (requirements specified by the Australian Marine Orders, Part 3). These degrees are fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010). For further information on AMSA requirements, please go to www.amsa.gov.au

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postgraduate courses MARITIME STUDIES

5

degree level: Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters LOCATION:

Distance only

INTAKE:

February, July

About the program This program has been developed for people with a strong interest in maritime issues and affairs to undertake further study. It has a professional development focus and will enable students to explore topics within the context of their professional work or own particular interest. There are a choice of units drawn from a number of maritime fields including: maritime operations, maritime safety, maritime policy and marine environment. There are two pathways to the award of Master: 1.

The equivalent of 1 year of full-time study by coursework, followed by the completion of a dissertation equivalent to 6 months of full-time study.

Graduate Diploma of Maritime Studies duration: 1 year full-time part-time available

2. The equivalent of 6 months of full-time study by coursework and then the completion of a research dissertation equivalent to 1 year of full-time study.

Academic entry requirements: Completion of Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies, or equivalent. (Note: The Graduate Diploma is not available in Pathway Two)

Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies

Master of Maritime Studies

duration: 6 months full-time part-time available

duration: 1.5 years full-time part-time available

Academic entry requirements

Academic entry requirements Completion of Graduate Diploma in Maritime Studies, or equivalent; for Pathway Two completion of the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies or equivalent.

Australian bachelor degree or equivalent or Advanced Diploma with extensive work experience in the maritime sector, or in maritime management or administration. Alternative entry Extensive and relevant work experience in a maritime area and a demonstrated potential to undertake study at postgraduate level. 5

This course is not available to international students.

6 At the time of printing, this courses is not yet CRICOS registered and therefore are not available to international students. International students should visit www.international.utas.edu.au to confirm on-campus availability.

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Exploring the Maritime Space 12.5% International Maritime Policy 12.5% Planning & Decision Making 12.5% Contemporary Maritime Issues 12.5% Degree Elective* 1 12.5% Degree Elective 2 12.5% Degree Elective 3 12.5% Student Elective** 1 12.5% Dissertation 50%

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About the program This program provides students with in-depth exposure to a broad range of topics associated with maritime operations. Its primary aim is to provide a route for professional development for those involved in the maritime industry and the specialisations enable students to focus on their areas of interest. It will be of interest to professional seafarers contemplating a shorebased career and to people who work/ wish to work in shipping companies, chartering, ports, regulatory authorities and classification societies. Four specialisations are offered: •

Shipyard Operations

Shipping Operations Management

Maritime Safety

Marine Engineering

The program covers a broad range of core topics relating to maritime operations such as Marine Superintendency, Marine Surveying, Commercial Ship Management and Harbour Operations & Services. Students are also able to select units from a schedule consisting of subjects drawn from a number of maritime fields including maritime safety, maritime policy, ship design, the marine environment, international trade and maritime economics.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Specialisation) duration: 6 months full-time part-time available

Academic entry requirements Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or Advanced Diploma with extensive work experience in the maritime sector or in maritime management or administration

Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Specialisation)

Shipping Operations Management UNITS

duration: 1 year full-time part-time available

Academic entry requirements: Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Specialisation) or equivalent

Master of Applied Science (Specialisation) duration: 1.5 years full-time part-time available

Marine Superintendency 12.5% Maritime Safety 12.5% Degree Elective* 1 12.5% Degree Elective 2 12.5% Harbour Operations & Services 12.5% Commercial Ship Management 12.5% Degree Elective 3 12.5% Student Elective** 1 12.5% Dissertation 50%

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Academic entry requirements: Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Specialisation) or equivalent; for Pathway Two completion of the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies or equivalent.

sample study program Program Structure key

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UNITS International Shipping 12.5% Maritime Safety 12.5% Degree Elective* 1 12.5% Degree Elective 2 12.5% Risk & Crisis Management 12.5% Shipping & the Marine Environment 12.5% Degree Elective 3 12.5% Student Elective** 1 12.5% Dissertation 50%

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maritime engineering degree level: Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters LOCATION:

Launceston or Distance3

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February, July

Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering) or (Technology Management) duration: 6 months full-time or part-time2 equivalent

Graduate Diploma in Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering) or (Technology Management) duration: 1 year full-time or part-time2 equivalent

Master of Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering) or (Technology Management) duration: 1.5 years full-time or part-time2 equivalent

About the program These postgraduate maritime engineering programs will provide engineering graduates with in-depth exposure to a wide range of subjects relevant to the development and procurement of marine systems. These programs are aimed at engineering professionals already in the workforce but with limited exposure to the maritime engineering sector, and who wish to continue working while studying to gain a relevant professional qualification. To help busy professional engineers balance their work, study and family commitments, all units have been specifically designed to provide a flexible learning approach through innovative online/distance study programs. Students may specialise in one of two majors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Naval Engineering or Technology Management â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while retaining some flexibility to combine units from across either major. Naval Engineering This study option enables students to develop their maritime engineering knowledge in areas related to marine vessels or submarines. It is particularly suited to students already working in defence-related projects who wish to develop a career in technical design and systems engineering projects. Technology Management This study option enables students to combine maritime engineering technical knowledge with management skills. It is particularly suited to students who wish to develop a career in technical management within the maritime industry.

Academic entry requirement Recognised bachelor degree in engineering.

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student profile Danielle master of maritime engineering I am a Naval Architect at Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and am currently working on the SEA1000 Future Submarine Project. My work focuses on tasks associated with submarine design for SEA1000, and sustainment activities that support Collins Class submarines and Submarine Escape and Rescue. I undertake a range of Naval Architecture specific tasks, as well as project assessment activities, safety and habitability tasks, and even materials selection. I had previously gained my Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) at the Australian Maritime College and chose to study for a Master of Maritime Engineering as I wanted to further my skills beyond my Bachelor degree. The course has subjects like simulation and modelling and marine propulsion systems, which will improve my skills in ways that directly support my future aims at DMO. Studying via distance allows me to continue work and fits in with my business travel and home commitments. I am also able to directly apply the skills I learn to my job on a daily basis. The assignments and examples use real scenarios/ systems that are in the maritime environment rather then general examples on land or air. This makes it easier to see their use in the maritime environment and replicate it at work. The Master of Maritime Engineering helps me achieve my CPD hours for continuing chartered status and will improve my ability to take on greater responsibility and later apply for a promotion. I would recommend this course to anyone working within the maritime sector, as well as those that wish to transfer to the sector. AMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subjects are instantly useful, and the flexible course structure allows you to study part-time while you work.

Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake this course by distance.

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marine environment degree level: Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, Masters with Honours LOCATION:

Launceston or Distance/Flexible Delivery (limited)8

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February, July

About the program This suite of postgraduate programs provides graduates with advanced skills and expertise in the collection, analysis and translation of scientific information; and research into achieving industry best-practice outcomes and optimal policy development and implementation. Graduates will demonstrate maximum value to employers in industry, government and non-government organisations across all areas of marine resource and environmental management, science policy for all levels of government, and technical management across a range of marine and maritime industries. Additionally, the Master of Applied Science with Honours provides specific training in all facets of research, giving graduates the necessary background for admission to higher degree by research programs. Postgraduate qualifications in Applied Science (Marine Environment) are accredited (in part or full) as meeting the further learning requirements for registration as a chartered marine scientist by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Participants may specialise in one of four disciplines: •

Aquaculture (see page 13)

Aquatic Animal Health: provides advanced knowledge of aquatic animal health-related issues for aquaculture and fisheries focusing on areas such as disease processes in aquatic animals, disease prevention and control, and diagnostic methods. This program provides high-level education and specialist training to those responsible for policy development and management; as well as researchers and diagnosticians working, or wishing to work, in the area of aquatic animal health.

Fisheries Management (see page 13)

Marine Conservation (see page 13)

entry requirements for all postgraduate coursework marine environment programs Australian bachelor degree or equivalent qualification obtained at a recognised tertiary institution. Students with degrees in environmental management, wildlife management, marine biology, environmental science, environmental or ecological economics, environmental law or policy, or related disciplines will be accepted for entry. Students will normally be expected to have demonstrable experience in aquatic or marine science. Those not meeting this requirement may be required to undertake additional study to gain admission.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Marine Environment) duration: 6 months full-time or part-time2 equivalent Students complete four coursework units with a focus on their chosen specialisation. 2

Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 8International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake this course by distance or via flexible delivery.

Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment) duration: 1 year full-time or part-time2 equivalent Students complete an additional four coursework units after completion of the Graduate Certificate in their chosen specialisation.

Master of Applied Science (Marine Environment) duration: 1.5 years full-time or part-time2 equivalent Students complete a six-month research dissertation after completion of the Graduate Diploma in their chosen specialisation.

Master of Applied Science (Marine Environment) with Honours duration: 2 years full-time or part-time2 equivalent Students complete a twelve-month research dissertation after completion of the Graduate Diploma in their chosen specialisation.

international graduate profile

kathryn master of marine environment

I came to AMC two years ago from Trinidad-Tobago through an Australian Leadership Award Scholarship, as part of the AusAid program. My final year research project involved examining the influence of artificial light on trawl catch rates, which yielded positive results in terms of by-catch reduction. Something like this has the potential to make a big difference to the sustainability of our fisheries in the Caribbean. AMC is an amazing place. The experiences that I have had here have been fantastic. I have handled species of Tasmanian wild fish that most will only see in books. I’ve been really well supported throughout my time here, and it’s been fantastic working with academics that have such a wealth of industry experience. I’ve particularly loved having the opportunity to do my research out on AMC’s training vessel Bluefin while other students were learning fish trawling and analysing by-catch techniques. I also enjoyed assisting the worldrenowned Queen Victoria Museum with identifying and cataloguing marine species. While the climactic differences took a little getting used to, I will miss being able to do great walks through the rugged Tassie wilderness. It’s all so refreshing. Being here was just the kind of new experience that I was looking for.

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maritime & logistics management Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma

Maritime & Logistics Management

Maritime & Logistics Management

MBA

Master of Philosophy

Maritime & Logistics Management

doctor of Philosophy

level & duration: Graduate Certificate (6 months), Graduate Diploma (1 year), MasterS (1.5 years) part-time: available2 LOCATION:

Launceston or Distance3

INTAKE:

February, July

Graduate Certificate in Maritime & Logistics Management duration: 6 months full-time or part-time2 equivalent

Graduate Diploma of Maritime & Logistics Management duration: 1 year full-time or part-time2 equivalent

Master of Business Administration MBA (Maritime & Logistics Management)

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experience. If an appropriate degree or professional qualification is not held, prospective candidates may apply to the Department to consider their suitability. An applicant’s suitability is assessed on various criteria including work experience, current managerial responsibilities and/or their GMAT score.

duration: 1.5 years full-time or part-time2 equivalent

About the program: This program includes the elements of a classic MBA, but the addition of a strong maritime and logistics focus provides students with an excellent level of understanding of these industries. As a result, graduates will be equipped for senior management positions in the sector.

graduate profile Vic

Eligible applicants may apply for direct entry to the MBA program. Students complete 12 units and have two options available for study. They can choose to undertake the course fully by coursework or, alternatively, primarily by coursework with a final dissertation equivalent to three units of study. A popular alternative pathway to the MBA involves students commencing with the Graduate Certificate (four units) or the Graduate Diploma (eight units). The courses are integrated and build upon each other. For example, a student enters at Graduate Certificate level and successfully completes the four units of that course, these units are fully recognised when progressing into the Graduate Diploma or MBA course. The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are also available as standalone courses for those who wish to receive a highly regarded management qualification in a shorter timeframe.

Academic entry requirement: Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in an approved discipline. Work experience entry requirement: A minimum of two years’ relevant work experience.

Alternative entry: Successful completion of a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1 or Engineering Class 1, together with extensive industry 2

MBA - MARITIME & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT I use my MBA every single day - not just in my own work, but in leading others as a team. Before the MBA I couldn’t have done the job I do now as CEO of Broome Port. In fact, these post-graduate studies were such an incredibly valuable experience, I couldn’t resist signing up to a PhD. A specialist MBA in Maritime and Logistics Management brings many opportunities. With Australia’s two-speed economy, the fast-lane is driven by the resources and logistics industries. Ports, supply chain and landside transport are integral. I cannot express how fantastic my AMC experience was. The administration ladies in the AMC distance education office kept me sane. From what I’ve heard, the level of support totally surpasses most universities.

Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake this course by distance.

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research higher degree (HDR) opportunities Through these higher degree by research programs, you’ll undertake your own creative work in a systematic way. This is supported by a globally recognised marine and maritimerelated research institution with multi-million-dollar specialist research facilities utilised by companies and governments worldwide.

Graduate research opportunities are available through AMC’s three National Centres specialising in: Marine Conservation & Resource Sustainability Maritime Engineering & Hydrodynamics Ports & Shipping

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Research Higher Degree (HDR) Scholarships are made available to attract candidates of exceptional research potential to AMC’s ‘niche’ research capabilities, including: •

John Bicknell Award (Elite level scholarship with project operating expenses)

John Foster Scholarships

AMC HDR Scholarships

Find out more Visit www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/scholarships or contact the relevant AMC graduate research coordinator (see following pages).

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phd candidate

national centre for maritime engineering & hydrodynamics The following industry areas are strategically important to the research conducted at the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics (NCMEH). These areas form the foundation of many Research Higher Degree (HDR) topics. Examples below are of past, continuing and, in some cases, key potential future research:

Defence industry and operations •

Cavitation and noise signatures

Seakeeping and manoeuvring of surface craft and submarines

Fisheries Engineering •

Energy-efficient trawl gear, improved selectivity and reduction of bycatch

Scaling of underwater equipment tests in flume tank

Energy and fuel usage

High speed craft and shipbuilding (including some aspects of large shipbuilding) •

Structural response, including fluid-structure interaction

Resistance and propulsion, including waterjets, propellers, vessel-generated waves and environmental impact

Vessel safety and damaged stability

Structural integrity, including composites

Marine engines •

Diesel spray dynamics, including CFD of marine diesel engine combustion and emissions

Alternative fuels

Ocean engineering •

Missions, propulsion and control of autonomous underwater vehicles

Hydrodynamic performance of platforms, risers and pipelines

Modelling of tropical cyclones and their extreme winds, waves and water levels

Ocean renewable energy

Wave energy and energy generation from tidal currents waves

Ports •

Ship handling simulation and control

Behaviour of berthed ships

Recreational craft •

Hydrodynamics of high performance craft including sailing yachts

Surfing wave pool design

Staff research interests For details of NCMEH researchers, please visit: www.amc.edu.au/people/maritime-engineering

Potential research projects Please visit: www.utas.edu.au/research/graduateresearch/elite/applied-sciences/maritimeengineering--and--hydrodynamics

For more information please contact the NCMEH Graduate Research Coordinator Email: research.ncmeh@amc.edu.au Phone: +61 3 6324 9732

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Leong Project: Computational fluid dynamics simulation and captive model testing of underwater vehicles Funding: Defence Science and Technology Organisation TEAM: Assoc. Prof. D. Ranmuthugala, Dr I. Penesis, Dr H. Nguyen Originally from Malaysia, Leong completed a degree in Maritime Engineering (Ocean Engineering) through the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics before commencing his PhD at AMC. What wider implications will your research have? The developed underwater vehicle simulation model we’re working on can also be used by designers to evaluate the implications of different design options and manoeuvers without the need for the physical vehicle and pilot. This provides a safer and more costeffective means of testing. What next? The skills and knowledge gained through my postgraduate research and experience here at AMC will open a wide diversity of career options in both academia and industry. For the moment though, my immediate goal is to finish my PhD!


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national centre for ports & shipping The National Centre for Ports and Shipping (NCPS) undertakes a broad range of research applied to the maritime industry and also investigates maritime transportation in a broader supply chain or complex system approach. Examples below are of past, continuing and in some cases, key potential future research.

Ports management •

Maritime policy and port governance

Strategic management of ports

Port development management

Port and shipping economics

Port performance and efficiency measurement

Port pricing and competition

Project: Making seafaring attractive in an era of global shortage in qualified sailors

Port marketing strategies

Regional ports and innovation

Funding: Australian Maritime College scholarship

Livingstone

TEAM: Dr S. Cahoon and Dr J. Fei

Shipping management •

Maritime human factors and safety management

Strategic co-operations in shipping

Crisis management

Knowledge creation and transfer, IT and management

Seafarer recruitment, retention and human capital

Coastal shipping

Green shipping

Supply chain and logistics management •

Global supply chain strategies, collaboration and risk

Quality management in supply chains and ports

Supply chain performance

Maritime disruptions in supply chains

Knowledge and skill requirements of logistics managers

Value chain systems

Intermodal transport connectivity

Path dependency in regional networks

Strategic capabilities and the digital economy

E-readiness and audit tools

Why AMC? I was looking for top-notch mentoring and apprenticeship during my PhD research in the maritime discipline, and there is no better place than AMC. I am conducting research on retention among seafarers and getting to meet seafarers on a daily basis is more than I could ask for. Also, meeting students from numerous countries means an enriched cultural experience. Living in Tasmania, I get to visit interesting places in the countryside on an island that has an enormous wealth of World Heritage Sites. Having access to the best research facilities to undertake my research has been awesome. The research culture at AMC is very rich. My supervisors are knowledgeable in their chosen fields and this has made my academic journey worthwhile so far. In short, I have never for a day regretted treading this path.

vet and workforce planning •

Competency based training

Authentic assessment in VET

Training berths – issues and solutions

Staff research interests For details of NCPS researchers, please visit: www.amc.edu.au/people/maritime-and-logisticsmanagement For more information please contact the NCPS Graduate Research Coordinator Email: research.ncps@amc.edu.au Phone: +61 3 6324 9645

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phd graduate national centre for marine conservation & resource sustainability Research Higher Degree (HDR) study with the National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability (NCMCRS) provides an opportunity to make a real difference to the management and health of the marine environment. Examples below are of past, continuing and in some cases, key potential future research. Sustainable Marine Production and Aquaculture •

Aquatic animal health and welfare

Aquatic animal nutrition and physiology

Aquaculture production and technology

By-catch reduction

Ecosystem-based management

Fisheries management

Fisheries biology

Fisheries gear technology

Harvest and post-harvest technology

Resource economics

Marine conservation and environment •

Algal and microbial ecology/biology

Human impacts on marine environments

Impacts of climate change

Invasive and introduced species

Marine and coastal ecology

Remote-sensing in coastal environments

Staff research interests For details of NCMCRS researchers, please visit: www.amc.edu.au/people/marineconservation-and-resource-sustainability For more information please contact the NCMCRS Graduate Research Coordinator Email: research.ncmcrs@amc.edu.au Phone: +61 3 6324 3801

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Maria Project: Marine phytoplankton-bacterial interactions Funding: University of Tasmania internal funding grant, Australian Research Council TEAM: Dr C. Bolch Originally from Sweden, Maria Albinsson studied the interactions between Perch and toxic microalgae in the Baltic Sea, and the interactions between microalgae and parasites in Chesapeake Bay, USA, before coming to AMC to complete her PhD in Marine Ecology. What is the most rewarding part of your research? The concept of algae and bacteria interacting with one another is still fairly new, and there are lots of questions out there still waiting to be answered. I think this is what makes it such a rewarding field of research; there are still so many aspects that are unknown and even the slightest discoveries are worthy of attention. What next? After finishing my PhD I got a shortterm research position with the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Laboratories, and, I am still there today, but now as a postdoctoral fellow. What would you say to someone considering undertaking a research project at AMC? Go for it! I learnt so much during my PhD years. It’s worth all the blood, sweat and tears in the end.


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AMC SEARCH

AMC Search Ltd (AMCS) is the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College. Since its inception in 1985, AMC Search has grown into a highly specialised, current and customer focused organisation, providing maritime related training and consultancy for a wide range of international and Australian organisations and individuals.

AMCS offers a wide range of short courses, both scheduled and to client’s specific requirements. AMCS markets and administers short courses on behalf of AMC which retains academic control of all courses. AMC’s mandatory short courses meet the requirements of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s STCW78 (as amended)5. Training programmes, some of which can be provided on client premises, include: ALA approved Vessel Traffic Services • V-103/1: VTS Basic Operator Training • V-103/2: VTS Supervisor Training • V-103/4: On the Job Instructor Training • Local Port Services (LPS) Dynamic Positioning (DP) • •

DP Basic (Induction) DP Advanced (Simulator)

Deck Officer Revalidation GMDSS Communications and Renewal Sea Safety and Survival • • • • •

Certificate of Sea Safety Training Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft Fast Rescue Craft Operator’s Course Crisis Management and Human Behaviour (IMO 1.29) Crowd Management (IMO 1.28)

Fire Fighting • •

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Advanced Fire Fighting

Medical Care • •

Medical First Aid on board Ship Medical Care on board Ship

Ship Security Officer

Offshore • Ballast Stability Class B • Mooring Operations Port and Terminal Operations • Operational and Commercial Aspects of Stevedoring and Terminal Operation • Dangerous Goods • Safe Bulk Loading Practice • Ship Planners • Bulk Carrier Operations • Dockmaster Training Tanker Safety • Tanker Familiarisation • Combined Advanced Oil and Chemical Tanker Safety • Advanced Liquefied Gas Tanker Operations Integrated Marine Simulator Courses • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) • Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) • Bridge Resource Management (BRM) • High-Speed Navigation Upgrades • Large Tonnage Vessel Upgrade • Chief Integrated Ratings Course information, including scheduled dates, fees and content is available at: www.amcsearch.com.au Alternatively, if you would like to discuss how AMCS can meet your specific training needs, contact: Mrs Catherine Wilson (Deputy CEO) Phone: +61 3 6324 9852 Email: C.Wilson@amc.edu.au

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watch us online! View a compilation of interviews with students and staff, together with footage of our facilities – broadcast on the Australian TV fishing program ‘Hook, Line and Sinker’. Visit: www.amc.edu.au/amc-tv

apply for a scholarship

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Our generous scholarship program is offered in addition to Commonwealth support (HECS), Commonwealth Scholarships, AusAID and UTAS Scholarships and Bursaries (including the Tasmanian International Scholarship).

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AMC specific scholarships are covered under the following sections: • • • •

AMC Outstanding and Excellent achievers Scholarships for Women Remote and Outer Regional Industry/ Business sponsored

To find out more visit: www.amc.edu.au/scholarships

larships

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Don’t miss AMC Open Day

Sunday 25 August 2013• LAUNCESTON & BEAUTY POINT www.amc.edu.au/openday

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Enjoy campus life newnham campus accomodation

Beauty Point campus accomodation

Adjacent to the main university campus, Launceston on-campus options include traditional college-style accommodation and shared self-contained units.

Situated in a beautiful natural setting, just minutes from the waterfront at Beauty Point, Endeavour Hall is only 45mins drive from Launceston and is home predominantly to our coastal seafarers and IRs. There are many social and communal facilities along with 112 furnished individual rooms. High quality catering is provided by the owners of a local restaurant, and all AMC students get free membership of the nearby Port Dalrymple Yacht Club.

Student residences are set in tranquil, spacious gardens and provide easy access to classes and all on-campus facilities; including ‘Saltz’ restaurant, with tasty, low cost meals seven days a week; and the university sport and recreation facility with a fully equipped gym, various classes, indoor heated 25 metre pool, tennis and squash courts, and social sport rosters (membership subsidised for students). From the Launceston campus, it’s an easy 10 minute walk to the Mowbray shopping centre, where you will find a supermarket, banks and post office; and just a short bike ride along the University Trail into the City centre.

“I like the atmosphere, it’s got everything it needs, but isn’t too big. I left Sydney to live here, and it’s such a refreshing change. You can also go basically anywhere in the state within a 2-3 hour drive.“ Student survey Need more information on Newnham on-campus residence options? Visit: www.accommodation.utas.edu.au Email: enquiries@accommodation.utas.edu.au Phone: +61 3 6324 3917

east coast

“I’m at the Beauty Point campus. It’s great for heading out to sea, boating, diving, plus walking and cycling on trails through the bush or along the beaches.“ Student survey Need more information on Beauty Point on-campus residence options? Visit: www.amc.edu.au/endeavour-hall Phone: +61 3 6324 9422 Email: endeavour.hall@amc.edu.au

student association AMC also has an active student association (AMCSA) that runs the Seafarers’ Bar and organises a variety of events. Find them on Facebook!

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Tasmania’s vibrant northern city of Launceston is large enough to offer a ‘city’ experience but small enough to retain a strong sense of community.

Known for its stunning architecture, beautiful natural setting and mediterranean climate, it boasts many cultural activities and sporting events. Plus the beach, snow fields, wilderness (and the mainland) are never more than an hour away.

Visit www.lovelaunceston.com.au or www.visitlauncestontamar.com.au

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cradle mountain


sailing

penny royal seaport

cataract gorge

beauty point

& cafes great shopping

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what’s next? enquiries

(except Coastal Seafaring)

The best way to get your queries answered, is to fill in our online enquiry form www.amc.edu.au/enquiry Your query will then be forwarded to the right person who will get in touch with you directly. Alternatively, Australian students can call the UTAS Information Centre Ph: 1300 363 864. International students should also complete our online enquiry form. But if you don’t have internet access, please phone: +61 3 6324 3775

coastal seafaring enquiries Coastal Seafaring (vocational) students: Australian & International Email: vet.enquiry@amc.edu.au Phone: +61 3 6324 9404

entry requirements SUBJECT EQUIVALENTS To find out subject equivalents between Australian states, international baccalaureate and New Zealand; visit: www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites

How to apply

Australian students Please visit www.amc.edu.au/apply-admissionamc or if you are a mainland resident you can also apply through your state’s Tertiary Admission Centre. International students For intending International students, detailed information on the content of these and other UTAS courses, campuses, facilities, fees, refund policy, rules of admission and assessment, the ESOS Framework and an overview of the local Tasmanian environment, can be found on the UTAS International Students website. Please be advised that not all courses offered by UTAS are available to overseas/international students. Phone: +61 3 6324 3775 Email: Your.Study@utas.edu.au Web: www.international.utas.edu.au

AMC Search (AMC’s commercial arm) For information about consultancy services and studies using AMC’s world-class facilities and resources; as well as AMSA-approved short courses visit: www.amcsearch.com.au or phone +61 (0)3 6324 9850.

atar scores ATAR scores shown next to courses are indicative and do vary from year to year. If you do not achieve the specified score, we strongly encourage you to apply, as each applicant is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Visit: www.amc.edu.au/prerequisites for ATAR/ OP conversion table.

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AMC IS A SPECIALIST INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA CRICOS CODE: 00586B


AMC Course Guide 2014