Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSA’s Registered Training Organisation – courses and qualifications

Our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offers public safety and marine environment training and assessment services to internal and external clients.

Our training organisation issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment under the Australian qualifications framework. This is part of our commitment to raising education and awareness of issues impacting the maritime industry.

Nationally recognised training

We currently offer the following nationally recognised training:

Search and Rescue training

Training is delivered under arrangements for coordinating maritime and aviation search and rescue within Australia and is available to AMSA employees and air search observers through their State or Territory coordinator.

Air Search Observer Course


Work in an aviation environment


Search as a member of an air search team

National Plan and Marine Environment training

Training is delivered under the National Plan and intergovernmental arrangements and is available to AMSA employees and marine pollution responders through their State or Territory coordinator.

Further information is available at: National Plan Training.

Basic Equipment Operator Course*


Use basic equipment operations for oil spill response

Advanced Equipment Operator Course


Use advanced equipment operations for oil spill response

Incident Management Team (IMT) Course*


Apply decision making strategies in an oil spill response


Work as a team member in an Emergency Operations Centre

Incident Controller Course (Level 2)


Control a Level 2 incident

Incident Controller Course (Level 3)


Control a Level 3 incident


Manage a crisis

Planning Officer Course


Manage planning for a Level 2 incident

Operations Officer Course


Manage operations for a Level 2 incident


Manage operations for a Level 3 incident

Logistics Officer Course


Manage logistics for a Level 2 incident


Carry out basic procurement

Oiled Shoreline Response Course*


Apply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelines


Apply oiled shoreline assessment strategies in an oil spill response


Lead a team in oiled shoreline clean up

* Training and assessment is also delivered on behalf of our RTO under third party agreement with the Department of Transport, Western Australia.

RTO Key Contacts

Our RTO Head Office is located at:
82 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612
Phone (02) 6279 5000

RTO Executive Officer  

Mr Toby Stone, General Manager Response

RTO Manager

Mr Jamie Storrie, Manager Crisis Preparedness and Response

Training contact

Mr Mick Fleming, Senior Advisor Learning and Development


Our RTO values your feedback as it provides us with the opportunity to address any concerns and improve the quality of our training and assessment services, including those delivered on our behalf by any third party.

Email your feedback to:

Complaints and appeals

The RTO manages complaints and appeals in a transparent manner which enables our learners to be informed of, and to understand their rights and obligations.

Our mission and objectives

Our mission is to support our broader organisational vision of ‘safe and clean seas, saving lives’. In supporting this vision, we will aim to deliver high quality training and assessment that meets the needs of our learners and the maritime industry, and is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework and complies with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Nationally recognised training

RTO Code: 88033

ABN: 65 377 938 320

RTO Type: Enterprise – Government


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